Academics

Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 8 Students,

In mid-March your children will be meeting with their high school counselors to choose courses for the 2020-2021 school year.  As you assist them with their course selections, please keep in mind the following information.

  • To best prepare for the individual course request meeting in mid-March, I recommend
    • Reviewing course descriptions in the 2021-2022 Program of Studies (attached) and
    • Completing the grade level Course Request Worksheet (attached) before meeting with the counselor.
  • If your child would like to apply to be considered for enrollment in AP World History, this application form must be completed and submitted by March 2, 2021, at 3:30 PM.  Teacher feedback will be gathered after all applications have been submitted.  For more information about AP World History, you can view this video.  Video Passcode: 6%AD&b#7
  • If your child would like to apply to be considered for enrollment in Advanced Biology, this application form must be completed and submitted by March 2, 2021, at 3:30 PM.  Teacher feedback will be gathered after all applications have been submitted.
  • Click HERE to read a letter from Ms. Della Fortuna, Glen Rock Math Supervisor, regarding math placement for Grade 9.
  • Students who are interested in enrolling in Honors Spanish II will be assessed for fluency and comprehension in April; more information will follow.
  • Dr. Parent hosted an Academic Planning Night for Parents/Guardians on February 4, 2021.  Click HERE to view the recording of this webinar.
  • High school counselors met with 8th graders this month during their Language Arts classes to discuss Transition to High School.  A PDF of the PowerPoint slides utilized during that meeting is attached.
  • The GRMS Counseling Department hosted a Naviance Tutorial for Grade 8 Parents/Guardians on February, 25, 2021.  Click HERE to view a recording of the webinar; a PDF of the PowerPoint slides is attached.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Take care,

Michelle Giurlando

2021-2021 GRHS Program of Studies 

Grade 9 Course Request Worksheet 

Transition to High School 

Naviance Tutorial Presentation Slides 

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