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 2021/2022 school year. Mr. Bloor (dbloor@k12albemarle.org) will begin meeting with students and their families in January 2021 to assist with the course selection process and answer questions about high school. However, please contact me at anytime throughout this process. It is important that you and/or 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.

Helpful Links


ACPS Specialized High School Programs

  • MESA- Math and Engineering Science Academy at AHS
  • HMSA- Health and Medical Science Academy at MHS
  • ESA- Environmental Sciences Academy at WAHS
  • Murray High School

Registration Timeline

November 17th, 2020: Academy Representatives visit 8th graders in Advisory (information has been sent to families)
November, 20th, 2020: Academy Representatives offer Q/A session to students and families (information has been sent to families)
November/December: Academies hold Open Houses. Click link to see Open House dates and register if interested
Dec 1st-Dec 18th: 8th graders will receive general high school registration information through Advisory and Friday office hour sessions. Each student will create a rough draft of course requests for 9th grade.
Dec 3rd 6 PM: Informational Meeting for Parents: Signing up for High School
Dec 11th: 8th graders will meet with Mr Bloor: 1-1:45 (last name A-E), 2:30-3:15 (last name F-N), 3:15-4 (last name O-Z), students will be able to go into studentportal and recieve instruction on developing a rough draft so families can review will the Student and Parent Portal is open.
Dec 7th - Jan 4th: Student/Parent Portal will be open for 8th grade families to make course selections.
Jan 7th - Feb 15th: Families will meet individually with Mr Bloor (8th grade counselor) to review and finalize course selections. This is an opportunity for families to make final edits and answer individual questions about high school registration. Information is forthcoming on how to sign up for your meeting.
Feb 15th - March 12th: Teachers will provide feedback on student course selections in ParentPortal
April 16th: Deadline for all course request changes