• HS Transition Activities

  • High School Transition Activities

    Class of 2026

     

     

    Date

    Activity

    Description

    Thursday, March 10 during 1st period

    Cascade and Jackson High School Counselor Visits

    Counselors will share out information about credits, course offerings, and registering for classes. 

    Friday, March 11th

    9th grade course selection and optional 4 year planning

    During their High School and Beyond class, 8th grade students will review 9th grade course selections. Students will work on writing down (on the green sheet for Jackson or the "9th grade registration" page in the high school course catalog for Cascade)  the classes they want and alternate classes. There will be videos of what students learned on the Gateway Counseling Department "High School Transitions" webpage.

    Once 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. 

     March 11th - 17th

    Student and parents review and continue to work on choosing 9th grade classes at home

    Please take this time 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). There will be videos of what students learned on the Gateway Counseling Department "High School Transitions" webpage.

     Friday, March 18th

    Inputting class requests and alternates into the Naviance system

    During their High School & Beyond class 8th grade students will input 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 "9th grade registration" page in the high school course catalog to input their choices into Naviance.
     Thursday, March 24th

    Jackson and Cascade High School Transition Conferences

    Parents and students will talk with a Jackson or Cascade staff member and a Gateway staff member and officially confirm class requests either in person or via Zoom. These meetings will be 15 minutes long and it’s most beneficial for both students and parents to attend. Meetings start times are between the hours of 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Specific times for your personal appointments will be assigned and sent out to you by the first week of March.