Incoming 8th Grade

In keeping with the District's philosophy of paperless communication, you will be selecting courses through the POWER SCHOOL PARENT PORTAL between February 5 & February 15, 2018.  Students will meet with their guidance counselors to review course preferences after selections are submitted.  Please click the link below to view the course descriptions and discuss thIS information with your child, then follow the directions you will receive via email on February 5, 2018 to submit course preferences.

Students will be asked to choose a music course for 8th grade.  While music is an elective in eighth grade, students currently enrolled in performing ensembles should continue that course of study.

Based on music and science course enrollment, some 8th grade students may have up to three elective periods in their schedules.  However, students will be asked for up to six choices to ensure they are scheduled for a class in which they are interested.  Students taking accelerated science AND band or orchestra will not need to provide elective choices.

The course selection process is NOT competitive: all students have an equal chance of being scheduled for their chosen courses as long as the information is complete when the guidance counselor meets with the student.

 Incoming Grade 8 Course Descriptions


If you would like information about specific classes or courses of study, please contact your child's guidance counselor, Mrs. Schmitt at ext. 3274, or by email by clicking on her name.

Teacher Requests, Team Placement Requests, Student "Place With" Requests:
Click here to read a letter from the Middle School Administration about the scheduling process and why we cannot accept requests for specific placements.

Team configurations for core subjects are carefully balanced based upon student needs, gender, and/or world language, elective, and music requests, and pupil services. As a result, we cannot honor any specific placement requests. If there are extenuating circumstances regarding your child’s academic, social or emotional needs, please submit these concerns in writing to your child's guidance counselor or the Assistant Principal NO LATER THAN MARCH 16, 2018. We will acknowledge all written correspondence. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please call extension 3270.

The deadline for all scheduling input is MARCH 16, 2018. We cannot consider any input we receive after this date.