Information for 8th Grade Students

 
COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADE STUDENTS

 

Hi, Scholars and welcome to Del Mar High School! 

We are so excited to welcome you this Fall.  If you were unable to schedule your classes with your middle school, or if you are new to our district, please watch the videos below.

From the videos, you will learn information about high school and about Del Mar. You will also get brief descriptions of the classes that you can take here, and you'll be walked through the process of selecting your classes for the next school year. Your Guidance Counselor will contact you and your parent/guardian to finalize your classes.

Finally, if you would like to view the information presented at 8th Grade Parent Night on January 28, 2021, please feel free to visit the virtual event webpage, at: delmar.cuhsd.org/apps/pages/8thgradenight2021.

If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor via email:

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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ELECTIVES

 

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CORE CLASSES
 

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
 

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SELECTING CLASSES IN AERIES
 

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We're happy you're interested in an education at Del Mar High School!
 
We will help you on your journey to becoming a Del Mar Don.  The Guidance Department offers the following student and parents services to assist in preparing for high school.
 
COUNSELOR VISITS

 

Del Mar’s 8th Grade Parent Night is usually followed up within a few weeks by counselor visits to local feeder middle schools.  Counselors present overviews of the freshman year and our available courses to choose from.   Students are given programming cards to take home to their parents to help them with choosing their classes.

Counselors then return a week later to meet individually with all incoming freshman to review their course selections. Counselors also use student grades to help guide conversations about which classes the students are ready for.

SHADOW DAYS

 

Del Mar offers shadow days for prospective 9th grade students.  Learn more here about how and when you can visit and be a Don for a day!  

CHOOSING YOUR CLASSES

 

Choose your classes wisely.   Get input from current teachers and counselors.   Challenge yourself by taking ICAP classes in English, Science or History.   Programs such as AVID, Band, ROTC and Leadership build strong students by teaching you how to balance your time with academics and extracurricular activities.