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8th Grade

A Year to Prepare for High School

8th grade students are looking ahead to the challenges of high school. To prepare for high school, teachers expect students to take more responsibility for participating positively in class, asking questions, completing homework, and studying on their own. Teachers also expect students to demonstrate greater independence with organization and time management, as well as developing constructive peer relationships.

Charting an Independent Course

8th graders create 4-year plans outlining the courses they intend to take in high school.  Counselors explain requirements for college admission, course sequences, career/technical education options, and elective options. The 4-year plan is a living document that changes as students develop their skills and talents and refine their educational and career goals.