Rising 9th Grade Registration

Hello Rising 9th Grade Students and Parents:
This website has been designed to help support current WMS 8th grade students during the high school registration process for the 2024/2025 school year. Mr. Bloor will begin meeting with students and their families in January 2024 to assist with the course selection process and answer questions about high school. Please contact us at any time throughout this process. It is important that you and your student have a smooth and enjoyable transition to high school.
Please note:
  • Take time to review all relevant information.
  • This site will continually be updated as new information is made available to us.
  • Please contact Mr. Bloor (8th grade counselor) at dbloor@k12albemarle.org if you have questions.

We invite you to explore the Monticello High School website to learn more about the school and programs offered. In addition, the Virginia Dept of Education High School Graduation website has lots of information about graduation requirements for those of you who are sending a child to high school for the first time.

9th Grade Course Registration Timeline

  • December 6, 2023: Rising 9th grade student and family information session will be held at 6:00 via Zoom.
  • December 11 and 12, 2023: 8th graders make initial course selections during PE classes.
  • December 16, 2023: Initial course requests must be entered into PowerSchool.
  • December 15, 2023 to January 2, 2024: Student/Parent Portal is open for families to view course selections.
  • January 8 - March 1, 2024: Families and students will meet with their middle school counselor to finalize course requests. Register for a meeting through the SignUp Genius Calendar. It can be in person or via zoom. 
  • January 26, 2024 (5:00 PM): Community Lab School admission forms are due.
  • February 27 - March 10, 2024: Teacher comments on course selections will be entered into PowerSchool.
  • Week of March 11, 2024: Course verification letters will be sent home.
  • March 31, 2024: All class selections and changes must be entered into PowerSchool.
  • May 2024 (date TBD): High school counselors will visit 8th grade students at WMS to discuss high school transition
  • May 2024 (date TBD): The STAMP test will be administered to Spanish Immersion students and high school course placement will be discussed
  • August 2024 (date TBD): The 9th grade summer academy is hosted at MHS. More information will be available during spring 2024.

Monticello High School Registration Resources

To view the ACPS High School Curriculum Showcase in Schoology: Sign into Schoology. At the top of the page click the tab: Groups.  Then at the top right of their page, they click ADD GROUP. Here is the access code they will need to add:  678Q-8SS4-CMW8Q. Once you add the group, on the left column, they click on resources. 

ACPS Specialized Programs

  • CATEC- Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Educational Center. Apply in 9th grade to attend in 10th grade.
  • Community Lab School- Small, liberal arts charter school grounded in student-centered learning. Has an International Baccalaureate Program (IB Program). Apply in any grade.
    • Admission Forms are due January 26 5 PM, 2024.
    • Virtual information sessions will be held on December 15 from 2:00-3:00 January 19 from 10:00-11:00, and January 25 from 6:00-7:00 (IB specific). You must register online.
  • ESA- Environmental Sciences Academy at WAHS. Apply in 9th grade to attend in 10th grade.
  • HMSA- Health and Medical Science Academy at MHS. Apply in 9th grade to attend in 10th grade.
  • ICT/Center I- Information and Communication Technology Learning Community. Apply in 9th grade to attend in 10th grade
  • MESA- Math and Engineering Science Academy at AHS. Apply in 9th grade to attend in 10th grade.
  • Early College Degree Program- opportunity to earn an Associates Degree while in high school through Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement courses.

Recent High School Changes

  • Weighted Grades: Courses with Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Honors designations will be weighted using the scale below. Additionally, in support of our objective to encourage students to enroll in courses that most appeal to them and to pursue their passions and interests, we will add weight to most level 3 and level 4 elective courses, such as Creative Writing 3 and Spanish 4. We will identify weighted courses in our 2024-25 Program of Studies.

  • Grade Unweighted GPA Weighted GPA
    A 4 5
    B 3 4
    C 2 3
    D 1 2
    F 0 0
  • AP Limits: Freshmen will no longer be able to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes. As they progress through high school, students will be limited to no more than nine (9) AP classes total between their sophomore and senior years.

  • Career Learning Communities: Students who are interested in a career learning community, such as HMSA, ESA, Center 1, MESA, will now apply in 9th grade to begin taking courses in 10th grade.

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