(ABC 6 News) -- Not every lesson comes in a classroom.
And on Thursday, half the freshmen from Austin High School spent the day learning a lesson they hopefully will never forget.
"We have the youth frontiers retreat. It's a respect retreat for the ninth graders," AHS counselor Thor Bergland explained.
“Respecting the people around you, the authorities, your teaches around you, respecting your peers, those that you like and even those that you don't like," added Joshua Johnson of Minnesota-based Youth Frontiers.
“Re as in to do again, and ‘spect’ as in spectacles, so look back," said group leader Rachel Wahlert.
Think of it as a pep fest with a moral.
"There's a lot of energy, a lot of loud noise, a lot of good excitement," Bergland said.