The next transition steps for 8th grade students are coming right up. On Wednesday, February 3rd, all eighth grade students will spend the morning touring and visiting Lincoln Academy. This is a follow-up to Lincoln Academy's 8th grade family night which took place in November. On February 3rd, students will see various classrooms, parts of the campus, hear about student life, and have an opportunity to ask questions of current students and faculty members. We will depart NCS for Lincoln Academy via bus at approximately 8:15 am and return around 11am for lunch and the rest of our regular school day.
On Tuesday, February 9th, a Lincoln Academy guidance staff member will visit 8th graders here at NCS for a follow up. At this time, guidance will bring course description handbooks, 4-year plan course mapping sheets, and course registration sign ups. Again, teachers and I will work closely with students in selecting courses that are appropriate for them, though you and your child will make the ultimate selections to sign off on. For some courses, such as math and honors classes, placement will be determined by assessment and/or application.
This is always an exciting time here at NCS as we help 8th graders think about and determine their next steps for the future. Communication back and forth between families and staff is welcomed and encouraged during this process. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Also, please let me know if your family is considering a high school other than Lincoln Academy so I can assist with your student’s individual transition.
Best, Chelsey Renaud (Guidance)