High School Transition Activities
Class of 2026
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.
- Not attending Cascade or Jackson next year? Please email Mrs. Perez, counseling registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know your plans. In addition, you and your 8th grader can look to your high school’s website for more information at their school.
Trying to find out which high school you are heading to next year? Check this out... 2022-23 High School Boundary Map
March 2nd at 6:00pm- Cascade H.S. Virtual Family Night
March 15th at 6:30pm- Jackson H.S. 8th Grade Family NightAdditional High School Transition Resources:
- JHS 2022-2023 Course Registration
- Incoming Jackson 9th Grade (Class of 2026)
- Jackson High School Counseling Page
- Cascade High School Counseling Page
- EPS High School Course Catalog 2022-23
- 9th grade courses 2022-23
- 9th grade registration worksheet
- Graduation checklist
- EPS Graduation Toolkit