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Transition to High School

Course Waiver form |


  • Staples High School Course Catalog available online
  • 8th grade counselor reviews course offerings and course selection process with students in the classroom
  • January 20th – Special Education Parent Night at SHS in the faculty dining room at 7:00pm – 8:30pm (snow date - January 31st)
  • January 26th – Assistant Principal, Director of Guidance, and High School Counselors meet with 8th grade students at CMS. Students will be grouped with the counselor they will be assigned to for the duration of High School. SHS students will also be available to answer questions.
  • January 26th – 8th Grade Parent Night at SHS in the Auditorium – 7:00pm (snow date February 15th)
  • CMS teachers make recommendations for academic placement
  • February

  • February 9th– Curriculum Open House Night in SHS Auditorium – 7:00pm (snow date February 15)
  • February at 4 pm– Course Recommendations available on Home Access Center (more information to follow via Connect Ed message)
  • February – Course Selection Meeting form, signed by parent, due to
  • homeroom teacher. This sheet must be signed by a parent or guardian and indicates the student’s choice for world language and electives for 9th grade.

  • Students begin to meet individually with CMS Counselor to select elective courses for 9th grade

  • Students meet with CMS Counselor individually to select elective courses for 9th grade
  • All course selections will be completed
  • March 31st – Final Deadline for all course request waivers. Waiver forms are due to CMS 8th grade counselor.

  • March – June

  • PPT and 504 Transition meetings are held

  • June

  • HS counselors will meet with all CMS 8th grade students to review schedules and resolve schedule conflicts. Dates/times TBD

  • August

  • Freshman family tours (contact SHS for more details)
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