What path do you plan to take? Are you going to shoot ye old supermarket film and hand it to the dude at the one hour photo store or are you going to go old school black and white and get yourself an enlarger? If you go with plan A have fun and if you go with plan B have more fun.
Does your school have a darkroom/photo teacher? You could start there for some advice.
I do like the black and white but right now I am just expeirementing. I am thinking of taking a photography class at the community collage where I live though in the fall semester. I am not sure if they have a darkroom there but I will be sure to check. I am pretty sure though that they do. Thanks for your advice. It helps alot.