Reach For the Stars

Elective Scheduling for 8th Grade Going Into 9th Grade

Dear 8th Grade Parents and Students,

The Scheduling Portal to make 2024-2025 elective choices will open on February 27th at approximately 10 am and close on March 5th at 3 pm. Please sit with your child and discuss their interests and abilities. Select courses that fulfill graduation requirements. Electives are based on availability so indicate your top five choices in order of importance. Do not make separate top choices based on VPA or 21CL. Pick one #1, one #2, etc, no matter what category those electives are in. **You must complete your elective selection in the portal before March 5, but it is not “first-come, first-served.**

For example, #1=Art, #2=Business Apps (Semester) and #2 Personal Finance (Semester), #3=Choir, #4=TV Production, #5=Programming

Students should meet with their counselor to review the requests made on Parent Portal. Be sure to select carefully because there are no elective changes after June 1st.

Here is some information to help you:

Parent Portal Instructions

2024 2025 Electives

Program of Studies

Placement Criteria

Frequently Asked Questions

If you wish to change your child's recommended World Language, you must submit a written request to your child's middle school counselor. Available World Languages are: Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, and Mandarin.  All beginning World Language courses are level one.

No World Language or elective changes will be honored after June 1. 

We have an exciting partnership with Middlesex College where you can earn an Associate Degree or credits toward college. If you may be interested, you should complete this interest form by the end of March. Here is a link to the district website information about the program.

If you have questions, please contact your current School Counselor directly.

Thank you,

Brian Glassberg, Supervisor of School Counseling