Course Registration - Incoming 9th Graders

Parent Course Recommendation Timeline 

Rising 9th Grade for 2018 - 2019
(Revised Due to Snow Day Cancellations)

Wednesday, February 14

Ninth-Grade Program of Studies to the Middle School (a few paper copies, but all online for student meetings).

Wednesday, February 14 -
Friday, March 9

MS teachers enter course recommendations for next year’s grade 9 students in eSchool.

Friday, March 9 -
Friday, March 23

8th grade counselor reviews recommendations.

Thursday, March 15

At 7:00 pm at the high school, an 8th grade parent meeting on grade 9 course selection will be held.

Thursday, March 15

8th grade students will hear a presentation from high school guidance counselors on the grade 9 course selection process.

Wednesday, March 21

In TAG, 8th graders will view the high school Program of Studies online. 

Monday, March 26 –
Tuesday, April 3

Students and Parents review course recommendations on eSchool Home Access Center and enter elective requests. Parent approval complete by Tuesday, April 3rd.

Friday, April 13

Deadline for override appeal paperwork.

Friday, May 4

Final date for parent override meetings with 8th grade teachers.


8th grade students visit high school.

Override Process for Incoming 9th Graders

Parents of students who did not meet the recommendation criteria for a course may initiate an appeals process if the student is earning a B+ in the 8th grade course or a C+ in the accelerated 8th grade course. Students in standards-based graded courses will be required to have demonstrated mastery by earning modes of 4 in the majority of skills and have no modes of 2.

  • Contact your child's subject teacher. The teacher will explain the appeal process and necessary paperwork (by Friday, April 13 the student must submit a one-page statement in support of entering the desired course and include supporting evidence, i.e. writing samples, tests and quizzes, plans for additional support, etc.).
  • The curriculum leader will then schedule an appeal meeting involving you, your child, the teacher, and the curriculum leader. The appeal meeting must be concluded before Friday, May 4th.
  • If after the appeal meeting, an agreement cannot reached between the your child and the department, the original teacher recommendation stands and your child will be placed on a waitlist for the desired course in question, with priority given to students who have met the prerequisite conditions at the end of the year.
  • Following the override meeting, you will sign an override statement, acknowledging the recommendation of the professional staff.  If your child is then enrolled in a course for which s/he is not recommended and fails to maintain a B– average or better at the end of the semester, he/she will be moved to the more appropriate level.  If it is not practical to reschedule your child at that time, he/she may remain in the course in question but with the clear understanding that he/she will not be allowed to enroll in a higher level course in that discipline in the ensuing year. The principal’s decision with respect to such rescheduling will be final.

These appeals meetings must take place no later than May 4. 
All override meetings involving incoming 9th graders will take place at the middle school.