High School Transition Activities
Class of 2025
Friday, March 12 during 2nd period (8 AM)
Cascade and Jackson High School Counselor Visits
Counselors will share out information about registering for classes. See above for more particulars.
Tuesday, March 16 during SEL period (1:15 PM)
9th grade course selection and optional 4 year planning
Gateway teachers will work with 8th graders during the SEL period with 9th grade course selections. Students will work on writing down (on the green sheet for Jackson or page 12 in the course catalog for Cascade) the classes they want and alternate classes. You do not need to turn these actual papers in or scan a copy anywhere...the green sheet and page 12 are a resource for you to use at home.
If students are completely done with choosing their 9th grade classes/alternates, there is an OPTION to draft up a 4 year plan. This is entirely optional and not a requirement.
Videos on both 9th grade course planning and 4 year planning will be on this website and student Canvas pages (student body, school counselor, 8th grade) by 2:00 PM on March 16th.
Week of March 16th
Student and parents work on choosing 9th grade classes at home.
Please take this week so your students know exactly which classes they are signing up for in 9th grade (as well as 6 alternates in case there is not room in a class in the fall). If you need more resources or help, there are the actual videos of what students learned on the Gateway website and Student Body/Counseling/Grade 8 Canvas pages.
Tuesday, March 23rd
Inputting class requests and alternates into the Naviance system
Mrs. Smith will work with all Gateway students (during English class) on inputting their course requests and alternates into the system so they can ‘reserve’ their spots in classes and alternates for next year. Students will use what they wrote on the green JHS sheet or page 12 course catalog (CHS) to input their choices into Naviance.
Monday, March 29th
Jackson and Cascade High School Transition Conferences
Parents and students will talk with Jackson/Cascade staff members and officially confirm class requests via Zoom. These meetings will be 15 minutes long and it’s most beneficial for students and parents attend. Meetings start times are between the hours of 8 AM – 1:30 PM. Specific times for your personal appointments will be assigned and sent out to you by Thursday, March 18th via email. If you do not receive your time next week, please let Mrs. Smith know. We will also send out a letter and reminder email with your appointment time and Zoom link the week of March 22nd.
- Not attending Cascade or Jackson next year? Please email Mrs. Seifert, counseling registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know your plans…further, you and your 8th grader can look to your next high school’s website for more information at their school.
Didn't get a chance to pick up your course catalog? Come by the school and grab one...there is a supply of them in the Binder Zone by front of the school (by the flagpole). They will be available between 8 AM - 3 PM on school days.
Wednesday, February 24: AP/AVID Night Zoom Recording
- Friday, March 5: Cascade/Everett High Schools Welcome Event @ 1:00 PM (Click this link at 1pm this Friday to attend)
Wednesday, March 10: Welcome Future Freshmen Event @ 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Zoom link coming on CHS website)
Monday, March 29: Cascade High School transition conferences via Zoom (appointment times will be mailed home in mid-March)
Monday, March 1st: AVID Meeting via Gateway Zoom during 1st period (for student interested in AVID only) Zoom link here: https://everettsd.zoom.us/j/93738952532
- Thursday, March 4th from 6-7 PM: AP Roadshow (Information about Advanced Placement courses at JHS)
- Must pre-register to attend this Zoom session
- Wednesday, March 17th @ 6:30 PM: 8th Grade Family Night at JHS (https://everettsd.zoom.us/j/95079655937 ; Passcode: wolfpack)
- Monday, March 22th @ 5:00 PM: Intensified Algebra Information Night (letters will be sent home from JHS to those invited to attend this Zoom session) ...if you would like more information, ask Mr. Baker (Math 8 teacher)
Monday, March 29th: Jackson High School transition conferences via Zoom (appointment times will be mailed to families in mid-March)
Course planning tools (how to choose your classes):
(Note: Need a hard copy? Come by Gateway and pick one up in the 'binder zone' by the flagpole/front of the school)
Want a copy of the green JHS pre-registration paperwork? Click here. (Note: this paper stays at home...you do not need to turn this in anywhere or send a scanned copy. This Jackson pre-registration form is a resource for you to write your class requests/alternates on so you can transfer the information into Naviance Course Planner with Mrs. Smith on Tuesday, March 23rd during English class.)
Looking for a Cascade pre-registration form? Use page 12 in your course catalog to keep track of the classes and alternates you would like to request.
Choosing your 9th grade classes...
Optional Four Year High School Plan Draft (not mandatory)
Naviance Course Planner...adding your 9th grade courses and alternates...
2021 Summer School Information! Free this year!!
Below are FREE classes available to current 8th graders to take through Online Highschool: (Summer School 2021 website)
Note: When you have officially registered for the summer school of your choice...email your high school counselor the class that you'd like to add to your schedule...further, click on this link to fill out a form--Mrs. Smith will share this information with your high school counselor, too.
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