Rising 8th Grade Registration

Hello 7th Grade Walton families!

This page has been designed to support 7th grade students and their families with the 8th course registration process. Information regarding transition will be provided to students and families during January 2023. If you have questions as you navigate through this process, please contact your school counselor. For students with last names A-L, contact Doug Bloor (dbloor@k12albemarle.org). Students with last names M-Z, contact Makenzie Crawford (mcrawford@k12albemarle.org).

Rising 8th Grade Registration Letter

Click here to view the course registration letter sent to rising 8th grade families.

Transition Timeline

  • Early December, 2023: WMS counseling website is updated with transition information.
  • Early January: Family message sent and letter sent home explaining the scheduling process, course descriptions, and course numbers.
  • January 8 - 12, 2024: Counselors go into 7th grade Health/PE classes to help students make initial course selections.
  • January 8 - February 2, 2024: ParentPortal opens for students and families to sign up for courses.
  • February 2, 2024: ParentPortal closes at 4 PM and is available to parents/guardians to view only. Any course request changes will be completed by the student's counselor.
  • February 5 - 9, 2024: Teachers verify course level selections and make uniform notes in PowerSchool.
  • March 29, 2024: Registration window closes. Contact your school counselor to make any course change requests.
  • April 2024: Students' course selections will be sent home to families.

8th Grade Classes

ACPS Middle School Program Guide

  • Language Arts- Language Arts 8
  • Math- Three levels are available: Math 8, Algebra I (high school credit course), and Geometry (high school credit course). 
  • Science 8- Physical Science
  • History- Civics and Economics
  • Health/PE
  • Electives- Click Here for the list of elective courses available in 8th grade.

*With the exception of some electives, all 8th grade courses are offered year-long, every other day starting in fall 2023.

Registering in Parent Portal

Students and families can register for classes in Student or Parent Portal during the defined time frame in January and February. Click here for instructions.

Sample Schedule

  Blue Day Gold Day
Block 1 Language Arts  Spanish I                
Block 2 Science Civics
Block 3 Elective Math
Block 4 Health/PE



High School Credit Class Options at Walton

  • Algebra I (7th or 8th grade)
  • Geometry (8th grade)
  • Spanish I (8th Grade)
  • Spanish for Fluent Speakers (8th Grade)
  • French I (8th Grade)