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High School Transition Process

Timeline of Events

In preparation for high school, 8th grade students can expect to participate in the following activities with their school counselor:

  • October- School counselors will visit classrooms and present a lesson introducing the high school transition process and the importance of effort in 8th grade in relation to future goals.
  • December- Teachers are asked to recommend 8th grade students for high school placement in their individual subject areas.
  • January- IAR counselors provide an initial high school orientation to 8th grade students.  Students learn about important concepts such as credits, graduation requirements, transcripts, and elective choices.  FHS counselors are available at this presentation to answer questions.
  • January- Course recommendation forms are mailed home for students to review with parents and choose their electives.
  • February- Parents are invited to attend an orientation at Farmington High School.
  • February- Students return their signed course recommendation forms.
  • March -  School counselors help students input their course requests in Powerschool. 
  • May-  Eighth graders will visit FHS with their academic team to learn more about the opportunities, programs, policies and schedule provided to them next year.  In addition, students will take a tour of the high school and meet many faculty members and students.

High School Transition Information

Below is information that is shared with students and/or parents during the spring of 8th grade.  This material is now available to access from home for your convenience.  Feel free to contact the the counseling office with any questions.

FHS Program of Studies

Presentation for 8th Graders in Preparation for FHS

Private School Application Process

Individual private schools have specific application deadlines and procedures.  In order to ensure that students meet their deadlines, transcript and recommendation requests must be submitted to counselors and teachers at least two weeks prior to the deadline.  Also, please include an addressed and stamped envelope with each recommendation or transcript request.  Thank you. 

Reproduction or use of the materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the Farmington Public Schools, is a violation of copyright law.

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