Southington High School Planning
Please refer to Southington High School's webpage for even more details.
*IMPORTANT * All parents/guardians of 8th grade students must have access to the Powerschool Parent Portal. This program will need to be accessed from a computer for upcoming Southington High School Course Registration. Please contact Ms. Walsh at (860) 628-3275 if you need Powerschool login information.
Students who do not plan to attend SHS still need to register for courses at SHS.
All 8th grade parents/guardians are invited to attend Basics 101: An Evening for Middle School Families to Learn About High School. This presentation will be combined with JAD parents in the auditorium. This program will be presented by the
9th Grade Academy Presentation
SHS Counselors will visit all 8th grade Science classrooms during the school day. The SHS Counselors will give an introduction to the 9th Grade Academy, electives, and an overview of expectations as a SHS student.
SHS Course Fair
Southington High School will be holding the Course Fair for all 8th grade students and their parents on Wednesday, January 10th. The Course Fair begins at 6pm for Kennedy Middle School and 6:45 pm for DePaolo Middle School in the SHS auditorium. This is a great chance to learn more about the courses you will take next year and to ask any questions of your future teachers and fellow students. This mostly self-guided program will last approximately 1 ½ hours.
In case of snow, the Course Fair will be held on January 11th.
Agricultural Science Program
The Ag-Science program offers:
- Vet Technician
- Companion Animal Service Industry
- Landscape Design
- Floral Design
- Greenhouse Management
- Shop Skills
- Wildlife and Exotic Pets including Aqua Culture and Natural Resources
All 8th graders will see a presentation on Southington High School's Agricultural Science program. Applications will be available in the School Counseling Office following the presentations. Applications are due to the School Counseling Office by December 1, 2017.
Project Lead the Way Assembly (PLTW)
All 8th grade students will attend a presentation about PLTW, a high school engineering program at SHS. Following the presentation, all female 8th graders will attend a presentation on "Women in Engineering".
PLTW applications are online and must be submitted to the counseling office by January 11, 2017. Applications can be downloaded at: http://www.southingtonschools.org/page.cfm?p=10616
Level Recommendations- IMPORTANT INFO!!
***All academic teachers will make level recommendations for grade nine during the end of January. Parents and students will have an opportunity to review level recommendations beginning February 6th. Registration for courses will be completed online. Students will be given important instructions and information about online registration on Friday, February 3rd. You can begin accessing the Parent Portal on Powerschool on Monday, February 6th to register for classes at SHS.
For more details on course specifics and levels, please refer to The Southington High School Program of Studies which is posted on the SHS website, JFK website, or by clicking on the following link.
The 2017-2018 Program of Studies is available by clicking here.
We encourage you to speak with or e-mail teachers if you have any level questions. There is a great deal of assessment data that teachers take into consideration when making level recommendations.***
Student Life/Activity Fair
On May 22nd at SHS all 8th grade students and parents will have an opportunity to explore and learn more about sport programs, activities, and clubs that are offered at SHS.
Grade 9 Orientation at SHS
TBD All Incoming 9th Grade Students are invited to an Orientation at Southington High School. This event will include visits to SHS, schedules will be distributed and tours will be offered. Please contact SHS for more information.
I wish all 8th grade students the best of luck in their High School planning and will be here to assist you with any questions or concerns!
Please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Stearns, the 8th Grade School Counselor.
TBD = to be determined