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 2023/2024 school year. Mrs. Crawford will begin meeting with students and their families in January 2023 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 5, 2022: The portal opens for students and families at 8:30 AM to select courses
  • Week of December 5, 2022: School counselors will visit 8th grade students in classrooms to make initial course selections
  • December 8, 2022: Rising 9th grade student and family information session will be held at 6:00 via Zoom
  • December 16, 2022: Initial course requests are due
  • January 3, 2023: The portal closes at 8:30 AM
  • January 5 - February 24, 2023: Families and students will meet with their middle school counselor to finalize course requests
    • Please sign up for your meeting via this link
  • DATE CHANGE: AVID applications are now due on February 10th.
  • January 23, 2023: Community Lab School admission forms are due
  • February 27 - March 10, 2023: Teacher comments on course selections will be entered into PowerSchool
  • Week of March 13, 2023: Course verification letters will be sent home
  • March 31, 2023: All class selections and changes must be entered into PowerSchool
  • May 2023 (date TBD): High school counselors will visit 8th grade students at WMS to discuss high school transition
  • May 2023 (date TBD): The STAMP test will be administered to Spanish Immersion students and high school course placement will be discussed
  • August 10 - 11, 2023 (tentative dates): Save the date for the 9th grade summer academy at MHS

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 27, 2023.
    • 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

The following changes began in Fall 2022:

  • 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.

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