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.

Parent Orientation

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 Southington High School Counselors. We encourage all to attend this very informative presentation. Come and learn about SHS, expectations for students, and the 9th Grade Academy.

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 9th. 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.

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 3, 2018.

Project Lead the Way Assembly (PLTW)

All 8th grade students will attend a presentation about PLTW, a high school engineering program at SHS.

PLTW applications are online and must be submitted to the counseling office by January 18, 2019. Applications can be downloaded at:

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.

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 2018-2019 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 28 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.

We 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 Mrs. Cozzolino, the 8th Grade School Counselor.