Helping 5th Graders Transition to Middle School
The transition from elementary to middle school is often an exciting, yet nerve-racking time for students. We want rising 6th graders to feel prepared for middle school. Parents can help enhance students‘ comfort level with this change by exposing them to common concerns that arise in middle school and equipping them with skills necessary to be successful. We encourage you to read and review this Packin' Up Middle School Transition Guide with your rising 6th grader
Middle School Selection of Electives
All 5th grade students will be provided an opportunity to make elective selections for their upcoming 6th grade year. All selections will be made electronically in March or April at their current school, and the options available vary by middle school. A confirmation notice will be sent home for parent approval and signature. For a list of electives available to your child, please click on the school below to which your child is assigned. Please note that selection of an elective does not guarantee placement in the course. Final decisions are made at the middle school. If you have any questions, please contact your child's classroom teacher.
For information on any required vaccinations, please visit our immunization information page.
While sixth-graders are not eligible for interscholastic athletic teams in North Carolina, the information on the Athletics webpage may help you to plan ahead for tryouts and participation in seventh and eighth grades. For more information, contact your school's athletic director.
Middle School Math Placement
Visit the Middle School Math page for a closer look at math progressions, guidelines, and resources.