Information for Rising 9th Grade Students
Click here for the presentation your rising 9th grade classes heard on January 24th!
1/5 - HS Counselors visit Moody
1/17 - HS Counselors visit Holman & Short Pump
1/22-26 - Teachers make recommendations for courses
1/31 - Elective Fair, Review of Scheduling & Graduation Requirements info, and AP Course Panel.
2/5-16 - Parents review recommendations and course requests.
2/6 - Summer Online PE Info Session @ Glen Allen High School, 7 PM
2/7 - Summer Online PE Info Session @ Varina High School, 7 PM
2/19-3/9 - MS Counselors review course selections with students.
3/2 - Application Deadline for Yearbook.
3/9 - Parent Overrides due – guaranteed placement.
4/12 - Freshman Parent 101
4/29 - Parent Overrides due – contingent on space availability.
6/15 - LAST DAY to make schedule change requests for next school year
Q: Who should I ask if I have questions about what classes I should take next year?
A: Your Middle School counselor knows you and your records best! The high school counselors do not yet know who you are or what your strengths are, so it's better to consult with the teachers and counselors you have been working with in middle school!
Q: How do I select courses for next year?
A: Your counselors will be reviewing the process after winter beak!
Q: Can I take driver's ed as a freshman?
A: In order to sign up for driver's ed, you must be eligible to get your learner's permit (15 years and 6 months), as you are required to have the learner's permit prior to the start of the first day of the driver's ed class.
Q: Can I take PE 9 online this summer?
A: You can sign up for the lottery, which is capped at 500 students county-wide. More info can be found by clicking here.
Q: I noticed that PE 9 is already on my PowerSchool course selection screen but I am planning on taking it over the summer. What should I do about replacing it with an elective?
A: Tell your counselor! Be sure to select the elective that you want, even though it will come up as an 8th class. Once you have a conversation with your counselor, she/he will remove PE from your course selections so you have 7!
Q: If I was selected to take Health & PE online this summer, what do I need to do?
A: Fill out the registration form and return to your school counseling office from March 12 to March 23. Payment of $300 is due at the time of registration.