Thursday, March 20, 2014

Freshman Scheduling Information

Dear Students/Parents/Guardians,

As we get closer to the end of the 2013-2014 school year, it is time to begin to think about the transition from middle school to high school.  This letter is meant to give you a clear understanding of the scheduling process.

Week of March 24th:  Mr. Pellicano will be in one of the 8th grade classrooms to have a general discussion in regards to this transition.  

After Third 9 Weeks:  The 8th grade teachers will make recommendations for placement in academic or honors courses.

* You will receive notification of the teacher recommendations at that time.
* We realize that students could perform far better or worse during the final grading period and this could affect the recommendation. 

Week  of  April 7th :  Mr. Como, high school guidance counselor, will spend a day in one of the 8th grade classes to continue the transition discussion.  Topics will include credits required for graduation and elective courses and the overall scheduling process.  

May 29th :  “Bump Up Night” will be held for all 8th grade students and their families.  It will be held from 6:00-7:30 this evening.  Students will be given a tentative schedule for 9th grade and have a chance to walk through the high school building. Future meetings can be set up with the high school counselors should there be any additional questions. 


Aaron Pellicano
Middle School Counselor