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Guidance » Information for 8th Grade Students

Information for 8th Grade Students

 
8TH GRADE INFORMATION NIGHT - JANUARY 30, 2020

 

High school actually starts in a student’s 8th grade year while still attending middle school.  On January 30th, 2020, Del Mar is hosting an 8th Grade Information Night for students and parents to visit Del Mar. Families can hear from Administrators, Teachers and Students about Del Mar, and attend panel discussions regarding Clubs, Athletics, Performing Arts, IB courses, the AVID program, and more.

 

 
We're happy you are 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.