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 2022/2023 school year. Mr. Bloor (last names A-L, dbloor@k12albemarle.org) and Mrs. Crawford (last names M-Z, mcrawford@k12albemarle.org) will begin meeting with students and their families in January 2022 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.

We invite you to explore the Monticello High School website to learn more about the school and programs offered. In addition, the Virginia Department of Education Graduation Requirements FAQ 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 2021: School Counselors meet with 8th grade students in classes. Students enter initial course requests into PowerSchool.
  • December 8 at 6:00 PM: Student and parent registration session with Mr. Walton, Mr. Bloor and Mrs. Crawford via Zoom. We will discuss the registration process and be available to answer questions about 9th grade transition.
  • December 17 - January 3: ParentPortal available for parents/students to input requests. 
  • January 26 - March 4: School Counselors meet with 8th grade students and families to discuss course requests. 
    • Families with last names A-L: Click here to sign up for a meeting with Mr. Bloor.
    • Families with last names M-Z: Click here to sign up for a meeting with Ms. Crawford.
  • February 21 - 25: Teachers will enter course recommendations/comments for 2022-2023 into PowerTeacher. If a teacher changes a recommendation, they will contact both the student and parent and inform the counselor of the change.
  • March 4: Registration window closes. All students should have met with their counselor by this point.
  • April 15: Last day for students to change course requests.

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. 

Upcoming Changes

The following changes apply to the entering freshman class in the fall of 2022. 

  • High School Redesign Presentation: Key activities associated with High School Redesign include: establishing the Career Learning Communities of Albemarle, updating the Program of Studies, updating our Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, establishing a new Learning Management System, and Facility Design and Construction.

  • Weighted Grades: Grades will no longer be weighted; all courses will be worth the same total grade points. This change also applies to current middle school students who are taking high school credit courses.

  • 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.

  • Academies: Students who are interested in the high school academies (ESA, HMSA, MESA) will now apply in 9th grade to begin taking courses in 10th grade.

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.
  • 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.

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