8th Grade Course Selection

8th Grade Course Selection
Posted on 01/21/2022
8th grade course selection info

Dear 8th Grade Parents, Guardians, and Students: 

8th grade students are about to embark on the next big step of their educational career. "Course Selection" will take place over the next several weeks in which students will select their courses for 9th grade. Selecting the right courses will help start a solid foundation while building transcripts and resumes for their futures. New York State graduation requirements are that all 9th grade students take English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Physical Education. Other courses students are likely to take include Foreign Language, Art, Music, and an Elective. 

There is a course selection planning worksheet included for you to look over and discuss before students meet with me. Course descriptions, graduation requirements, and high school 4 year plans are located in the "Program of Studies" booklet on the district website. Extra copies of information and handouts are on the district website. For enriched courses, recommendations by current teachers are required. Individual selection does vary based on current courses, academic achievement, and recommendations for future courses by teachers, counselors, and administration. 

I will be giving a presentation to all 8th graders on Friday, February 11th during their Social Studies class. Each student will then meet with me about their specific course selections on Friday, February 18th during Math class. All parents, guardians, and students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the course selection process at the following session: 

Course Selection Informational Event for Parents. Guardians, and Students: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Location TBD

To view a PDF copy of the presentation, click here. To view and download the planning worksheet, click here.

Please discuss this important process with your child and contact me if you have any questions.  


Adam M. Laycock
6-8 School Counselor
East Rochester UFSD 
Phone: (585) 248-6337 
Email: [email protected]