In order to better assist our current 8th-grade students in transitioning to high school, we are/have been working in collaboration with NHHS. Students have taken tours of EC3 and NHHS to explore the available Career Pathways.
In addition to this, next Monday (February 17th) Ms. Slaven, NHHS transition coach, will be here all day to review, answer questions, and guide students step by step through all pathways available and cover the scheduling process. Next Tuesday morning (February 18th), Ms. Russell, NHHS Freshman counselor, will be here to present to our 8th graders. She will be passing out welcome packets, scheduling forms, covering information about the setup of high school, explaining how course credits are earned, and reviewing GPA, which leads into KEES scholarship money that is grade/ACT score based.
Following this, next Thursday (February 20th) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm NHHS will be hosting a fair for all incoming students and families to promote the pathways available and answer any questions students and families may still have about high school and scheduling. This is a great opportunity to talk with teachers in career pathways to get a more hands-on feel for what pathways will be exploring through curriculum.
Finally, on Tuesday, February 25th, all JTA 8th graders will participate in one-on-one scheduling with a counselor/administrator and advocate. We are encouraging all parents and guardians to come to school on this day to sit with their child as an advocate in selecting his/her freshman schedule. You will be able to ask questions and place scheduling requests in for your student. To help prepare, we are asking that all parents take time to complete this survey. Staff will be available during and after school hours that day to assist you.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email or call the school.