• 8th Grade Program Planning
    Welcome to the 8th Grade Program Planning Page! Here we have resources, timelines, and other critical information that will assist you as you navigate through choices when selecting courses for your 9th Grade Year.
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your School Counselor.
    The 2021-22 Program of Studies is available online by clicking MS Program of Studies for SY 2021-22
      Please refer to the Program of Studies Guide for clarification of course requirements.
  • Timeline of Important Dates for 8th to 9th Grade Program Planning

    Week of Jan. 19

    Spec.Ed./ELA Teachers

    Begin review/testing reading recs for Reg./Special Ed.


    Thurs. Jan. 28


    Thurs., Jan. 28

    Guidance/8th Grade

    Electives Teachers

    Program planning assembly/electives presentations

    Virtual Resource periods 4 and 5


    District Email sent to parents re: choosing electives


    Thurs. Jan 28

             N. Spatafora

    Meeting for 8th grade PEN students

    Virtual after PP assembly- TBD

    Mon. Feb. 1


    Guidance/Science teachers

    Counselors/Admin/Science teachers guide students through selecting electives through portal

    Virtual in Science classes

    Feb. 4 - Feb. 16

    Academic Teachers

    Teachers document course recommendations in IC

    Individual Classrooms

    Tues., Feb. 23


    Course Verifications posted on Parent Portal


    Tues, March 2


    Electronic Course Verification due


  • Information regarding Honors Courses for 9th Grade

    Subject: Changes to Honors 9 Social Studies


    Please note the change below highlighted in green.  


    1900 Honors United States History

    (1 credit)

    United States History will cover the content of American history between 1890 and the present. Topics will follow those in Academic United States History.


    This course is designed for students who have demonstrated proficiency in social studies content and skills as well as language arts skills. Students will be expected to complete significantly more reading, informative and persuasive writing, and research projects than in the standard course. Some of the educational materials will be on a higher level than those used in the standard course and the course moves at a faster pace than the academic.

    Prerequisite: Advanced Social Studies 8 and Advanced English 8, A or B or teacher recommendation; Academic Social Studies 8 and Academic English, A or A- or teacher recommendation.

    Honors weighted-grade

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