Your 8th Grade Counselor
Throughout the 8th grade year, the counselor assigned to the 8th grade class will be working with students individually, in small groups and through classrooms lessons - helping to prepare students for the transition to high school. The counselor will be addressing topics such as study skills, career and college awareness, citizenship and school involvement and scheduling for 9th grade.
Your 8th Grade Year is Important
Your progress in 8th grade largely determines the courses you will be able to take in 9th grade. In fact, the grades you receive in some classes offered in 8th grade become part of your high school transcript. For students taking the following classes, the final grade will become part of the permanent high school transcript and will be computed into the high school GPA.
Please speak with your teachers or your guidance counselor if you are concerned about your progress or grades in any of your classes.
Spanish I - Italian I - French I - Algebra I - Earth Science Regents
9th Grade Course Selection
The 8th grade counselor, high school counselor and high school department chairpersons will be distributing information to students and parents throughout the year regarding the transition process. It is very important that students and parents undertsand the scheduling and placement process for 9th grade courses. Please carefully review the link below which outlines the timeline and criteria for every course available in 9th grade.