Important News - Current 8th Grade Families

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:26am

Dear 8th Grade Students and Parents,


            We are entering an exciting time of the school year when we begin the process of registering for high school courses.  For many of you this is a new experience, and for those of you who have done this with older children, some things have changed. Between now and January 17th, when your child's high school registration is due, you will receive a lot of information that will help guide you through the process.  Below are some important dates, as well as the link to the Catalog of Approved High School Courses for 2020-2021.


Here we go!

Rachel Schwaab, School Counselor




High School Registration Lessons (Mrs. Schwaab)

January 6th, 7th, 8th:  High School Course Catalog & Registration lesson (through science classes)


High School Information Nights


JROTC interviews (Call the high school to schedule)

Howard High School: 410-313-2867 or Atholton High School: 410-313-7065

December 2, 2019 through January 3, 2020


Career Academy Information Night

ARL:  December 10th from 7-9pm


Registration Forms

January 10th:  Registration packets are sent home with students

January 10th:  Students and parents begin entering elective and alternate course requests into Synergy

January 17th:  Course requests are due in Synergy

January 17th:  Course Placement Reviews are due in Synergy (if you choose to submit one)


Other Dates

June 3rd:  High School Visitation Day (students visit high schools)

Summer 2020:  8th grade parents can schedule a meeting with their high school counselor


Catalog of Approved High School Courses for 2020-2021