Class of 2024
Class of 2024
8th Grade Timeline!
Here you will find a list of grade-specific activities that you should be doing based on your grade level.
Also included are resources to help you complete the process, (videos, handouts, presentations, links)
To find out more information and get specific dates/deadlines for these activities, just click on each activity below.
getting u prepared for your High School Journey!
Students, as you prepare for your high school experience here are a few tips. As you focus on your expectations for high school, be sure think about the fact that you will have choices around which courses and activities to participate in and that it is important to make good choices.
You should also draft an academic plan for high school that aligns what you need to do with what you want to achieve. Students understand the academic sequence of middle school-high school-college, know the academic requirements for passing through each grade and understand how the academic choices made in middle school can expand or limit the options available later. And, your School Counselor is here to help guide you along the way!
Course Selection & Planning - The San Diego High School course selection process for the 2020/2021 school year has begun. The following information will help guide you through the process. We know when it comes to choosing classes that it is important for students to:
Be aware of the academic course sequence for all of the different pathways.
Know graduation & program requirements.
Understand how the choices being made now can expand or limit the options available to them later.
We also know that this process of course selection is often times stressful for many students and we want to ensure our students not only have the information needed to make wise choices but also know how to identify people who can be a support in helping them achieve their goals. School counselors are an instrumental part of this process and are here to answer all of your questions along the way. The San Diego High School counseling team can help students:
Understand the importance of rigorous high school course-work and how that connects to college admission.
Know graduation and program requirements, course prerequisites and academic sequences necessary to succeed in those courses.
Better understand the impact of choices on aspirations.
The information below is a breakdown of the course planning & selection process including the timeline. If you should have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact one of the San Diego High school counselors. Click on the "contact us" tab at any time to find contact information for your school counselor.
Students will request courses by way of the grade-level course request form. Course selection form for the Class of 2024.....click here!
Parent & Students:
Please review each of the following prior to picking classes!
College Readiness Starts now!
Middle school is important because your child is laying the foundation in a lot of subjects and forming study habits. Developing certain skills now will make it easier for your child to adjust to the challenges of high school and college later, and will lead to more college options. Here are some things you and your child can do to make the most of this time.
Help your child set goals for the year. Working toward specific goals will help your child stay motivated and focused.
Review the school calendar together. Note important dates and put them in a shared online calendar or in an easy-to-view place, such as a bulletin board in your kitchen.
Make a plan to check in regularly about schoolwork. If you keep up with your child's tests, papers and homework assignments, you can celebrate successes and head off problems as a team. Get homework tips for your child from the College Board. Also be sure to stay connected to your child's teachers and learn about their tutoring hours for additional help along the way. Tutoring options and hours.....click here!
Talk about extracurricular activities. Getting involved in clubs and other groups is a great way for your child to identify interests and feel more engaged in school. Read more about the benefits of extracurricular activities. Click here to check out all of the clubs on the SDHS campus.
Discuss ways to take on challenges. Encourage your child to take the most-challenging courses that he or she can handle. Tackling tough courses can give your child confidence and prepare him or her for higher-level high school classes.
Come up with fun reading ideas. Look for magazines or newspapers your child may like and talk about the books you loved reading when you were your child’s age. If your family makes reading enjoyable, it can become a daily habit.
Visit a nearby college together. If you live near a college, look for upcoming events on campus that are open to the community or see if the college offers classes to local children and families. Just being on a campus may get your child interested in college.
Get the big picture on paying for college. It’s not too early to learn the basics of financial aid.
Schedule Change Request:
CAVER Welcome: Class of 2024
May 14, 2020
Recorded Zoom Presentation
Copy of the Presentation
9th Grade Orientation (August)
Fee Waiver Info:
see fee waiver eligibility form
under "Handouts" above.
Med-Tech Instagram: @medtechacademy
University Of California (U.C.) Approved Course List