There is so much information to share with 8th grade students and their parents during the spring semester. With this information, comes decisions that will impact a student’s 9th grade schedule.
Don’t Worry! I’ve got you!
I’ll give you more information (via the blog, in students’ learning labs, GOCOwls, and a face-to-face parent meeting) to help you along the way.
Here are some things (and dates) to consider this semester.
February 7th and 14th – I’ll teach two lessons to the 8th grade students. Both of these lessons will be about how to transition to 9th grade and beyond. Your student’s current teachers will make recommendations for their 9th grade schedule on the 9th Grade Schedule Recommendations form. I’ll give these out to students to take home on Feb. 14. You’ll be able to look it over and make adjustments. Please make sure your student is on campus these days.
February 14 at 9:00 am – 8th grade parents will have a meeting with Dr. Brown and Ms. Cunningham (GOC high school counselors) about all things related to high school, including dual enrollment. You’ll want to come to this meeting regardless of where your student will attend high school.
Early March – The 9th grade Schedule Recommendations form will be due back to me.
Late March/early April – I’ll give you information about your student taking the Carnegie high school credit for any high school course he/she is currently taking (e.g. Physical Science, IDT, IBT, Alg I, etc.) The default decision is to take the credit and a “P” (for pass) will be placed on your child’s transcript. You only need to sign a form if you DO NOT want your student to take the credit. These forms will be due to me in early May.
For now, sit back and relax! And have a great weekend!