8th to 9th Grade Transition 2014

8th Grade Transition to the High School


Dear 8th Grade Parents:  
Welcome to the 2014 Transition website.  Our goal is to provide timely and useful information about your child's transition to NCHS as the year progresses.  If you don't see what you are looking for we would like to hear from you.  Please contact your child's counselor.

8th Grade End-of-Year Events

Thursday, June 12th - Lake Compounce Trip
Monday, June 16th - 8th Grade Dinner Dance
Tuesday, June 17th - 8th Grade Picnic
Wednesday, June 18th - Promotion Ceremony @ High School 

The deadline for 8th grade appeals for high school course placement is Friday April 25th at midnight.  The appeals must be submitted directly to the high school via this link:  

High School Course Appeal Link  

If you have questions please contact your Saxe Counselor.

8th Grade Transition
Parent Coffee Presentation

Please find attached below the presentation give to 8th grade parents on January 13th on transitioning to New Canaan High School.

Next Steps in Transition to 9th Grade

March 20:  8th Grade Orientation Night at NCHS.  Optional but recommended for all students 7:00 PM.
March 27 - 8th grade assembly: NCHS staff and students will present more information about electives courses.
End of March - NCHS will mail each student the first draft of the Course Request Form and instructions for the Appeal Process.

April & ongoing - See below for additional information, including information on NCHS Electives.  See NCHS homepage > Program of Studies 2014-15.  Students and/or parents can work with their Saxe School Counselor on their high school schedule.
April 8 - Saxe School Counselors & NCHS students will meet with each Social Studies class to assist students with their 9th grade schedule, in particular with elective requests.

April 25 - Deadline for returning final Course Request Form with parent signature to Irene Picchione, 8th grade secretary, in the Upper Division Office.

April 25 - Deadline for submitting NCHS Appeal Form online.

NCHS Overview for Students

2013-2014 9th Grade Electives

The Arts at NCHS

Please find below additional information about electives in the arts at the high school and a Music Tech Presentation.  

Elective Information:
Music Tech Presentation:

8th Graders FAQ's