Hopewell Middle School
High School Transition Information, 2010-11
Mr. Joey Robinson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal, Ms. Cynthia Cook, Curriculum Assistant
Principal, Mr. David Susina and Mrs. Martha Foster, Guidance Counselors
Parent night will focus on the following at both schools:
High School Options New Graduation Requirements
Students entering high school may select from several
options: the local feeder schools are Alpharetta and Milton
High Schools (dependent upon where the student is zoned) or AP, Honors & General Education Courses
a Fulton County Magnet School in Math/Science, Performing Elective options, and activities information
Arts, International Studies, or Technology. Schedules will be Registration Process
made for all students, as if they were to attend the feeder
school, with the basic academic placement and the student’s Both High Schools will also host information sessions for
elective choices. If a child attends another school outside of Advanced Placement:
Fulton County School system, this scheduling information can Alpharetta High School February 1 7:15pm
assist with placement. Milton High School February 7 7:00pm
VERY IMPORTANT: The Guidance Counselor, Mr. Eighth Grade Testing
Susina, must be notified if your child is going to a Fulton
County school other than Milton or Alpharetta High School to Dates
ensure that records are transferred to the appropriate school in
a timely manner. You may email this information to Eighth Grade Writing Test January 26, 2011
Susina@fultonschools.org or phone him at 678-297-3240. CRCT April 20-28, 2011
(Criterion Referenced Competency Test)
Magnet Open Houses Georgia End-Of-Course Tests (EOCT) – May 4, 2011
The Fulton County School System offers magnet or Second Semester Exams: TBA
concentrated studies programs in math/science at Westlake
High School, math/science and performing and visual arts at
North Springs High School, international studies at Riverwood Notice…notice…notice
High School, performing arts and visual arts at Tri-Cities High Grades earned in the eighth grade impact eligibility for the
School and technology at Fulton Science Academy High fall and some winter sports in high school. Selection for fall
School, formerly known as TEACH. athletic teams and activities must be made prior to the end of
the first marking period of the freshmen year. Some winter
Essentially, a student transfers to a magnet school, sports with late fall tryouts are also affected. Coaches and club
traveling by bus from the districted high school to the magnet sponsors will use Hopewell second semester grades to
school and back after classes. Parents must provide determine ninth grade eligibility.
transportation from their residence to and from the districted
high school. Additionally, parents must provide transportation
from the magnet for any extracurricular activities the child Fulton County has approved new High School Graduation
may be involved in. requirements beginning with the 2008 freshmen class.
The following dates and times are planned to give
interested parents and students a thorough explanation of the High School Credits
program and a tour of the facility. There will be one common Language Arts 4
set of requirements for all Mathematics 4
Open House Dates students.
Social Studies 3
North Springs January 9, 2011 2:00-5:00 pm Health and PE 1
Riverwood January 23, 2011 3:00-5:00 pm The total number of credit Foreign Language 3
FSA TBA TBA needed for graduation will be And/or Fine Arts and/or
Tri-Cities January 27, 2011 7:00pm 23 credits Education
Westlake January 13, 2011 6:30 pm Electives 4
These Open House sessions will be held at the
respective schools. Please see the Fulton County Schools High School Registration/
web site for directions to the schools.
The high schools will share important information vital to
Milton and Alpharetta completing course registration forms. Students will receive
high school information and course registration forms in their
Information Nights homeroom. Please review this information and the registration
. form. Academic placement recommendations will be
Milton High School Auditorium – January 19, 2011 at completed by student’s current teachers on the registration
7:00pm. Milton will host a Parent Night for parents of rising forms. Students are responsible for indicating elective choices.
9th grade students. Students are encouraged to attend Elective options will be explained fully during the information
especially for the elective fair. night sessions held at the high schools. The registration form
is to be signed by both the student and parent, and
Alpharetta High School Auditorium - February 2 and 3, returned to the homeroom teacher by Monday February
2011 at 7:00 pm. Alpharetta will host a Parent night for 7th.
parents of rising 9th grade students on two evenings. At
Alpharetta there will be a TAG session beginning at 6:30 pm.
Students are also invited to attend Please choose one night to See back of newsletter for important dates
attend the same information will be provided both nights.
HOPEWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL
8TH GRADE TRANSITION PROGRAM 2010-2011
and Other Important Dates and Activities
Please keep this schedule for future reference.
The schedule is also posted on line on Hopewell’s web site, www.Hopewellmustangs.net .
Date Time Event/Activity
January 19 7:00pm-9:00pm Milton High School Elective Fair and Information Session at Milton High School. Parents
and Students are encouraged to attend.
January 26 Georgia Writing Assessment
January 29 7:00pm-10:00pm Eighth Grade Dance
February 1 7:15pm Alpharetta High School Advanced Placement Information night, at Alpharetta High
School. Parents and Students are encouraged to attend.
February 2 6:30pm TAG Information Session at Alpharetta High School
and 3 7:00pm Parent and Student Information Night, at Alpharetta High School
Please choose one night to attend the same information will be provided both nights
February 7 7:00pm-9:00pm Milton High School Advanced Placement night at Milton High School
February 7 All signed and completed course registration forms are due to be returned to
students’ homeroom teachers
February 18 Course verification forms provided for students attending Milton High School
February 24 7:00pm Athletic Fair Alpharetta High School
March 4 Course verification forms provided for students attending Alpharetta High School
March 17 9:00- 11:00 am School visit to Alpharetta High School for students districted to attend the school
March 24-26 Eighth Grade South Georgia Field Trip
April 20-28 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)
May 4 Georgia End- Of- Course Tests (EOCT)
May 20 Georgia Day
May 27 Eighth Grade Breakfast and Recognition Assembly