Rising 8th Grade Course Selection

Course catalog, course selection, and additional curriculum information for all students entering the 8th grade at Frost.

Rising 8th Grade Course Selection

Calendar Overview

January 17: Course selection presentation through Falcon Focus

January 19: Course planning tool through Falcon Focus

January 30 - February 24: Individual academic advising through History classes

February 9 - 24: All course selection sheets due to Science teachers (see below)

Academic Advising

Academic Advising will take place with students individually through Science classes. Students will receive a presentation of information through Falcon Focus on 1/17. Students will then complete a Course Planning Tool on 1/19 in Falcon Focus class through a Google Form posted in Schoology. A copy of their responses will be emailed to them. Students will be given paper course selection sheets when they meet with their counselor and will have one week to complete and return to teachers. Please discuss course selection options with your student, review their Course Planning Tool, and review their Course Selection Sheet carefully. Every 8th grade student will take English, Science, Civics, Math, PE, and elective courses. Students will also rank electives in order of preference.

Counselors will make every effort to follow the schedule below, but some dates may need to be adjusted. The order in which students are seen will not impact the timing of their course requests. Students receiving services through Special Education will complete initial course selections with their counselor, and finalize course placements with case managers at spring transition IEP meetings.

January 23 - 24: Form due to teacher by February 3

  • Wepking w/ Ms. Avina & Ms. Gibas

January 30 - February 3: Form due to teacher by February 10

  • Przydzial w/ Mr. Joo

February 6 - February 10: Form due to teacher by February 17

  • Nordai (Wepking/Hammontree) w/ Ms. Avina
  • String w/ Ms. Gibas

February 13 - February 17: Form due to teacher by February 24 

  • Lee (Wepking/Bazan) w/ Ms. Gibas
  • Bromell (Wieder) w/ Mr. Joo

Course Selection Resources

8th Grade Course Selection Presentation

8th Grade Elective Class Videos

8th Grade Course Selection Sheet

8th Grade Online Course Catalog

FCPS Summer Learning

Math Sequencing for High School Courses

AAP Placement and Information

Middle School Academics

Course Planning and Graduation Requirements