Academic Planning

Information for Rising 6-8

Rising 6th Graders

Academic Parent Night Presentation: Rising 6th Grade Academic Planning 2022-23 – Parent

Course Request Form: Rising 6th will be using a Google form, which can be found on the Rising 6th Grade Canvas course for 5th graders. Rising 6th graders will be added to the Canvas course after WMS Counselors visit elementary schools for presentations. Elementary School Counselors will also have the link for the WMS Course Request Google Form. If your 5th grade student does not have the Canvas course in their Dashboard or in “All Courses”, please email Elise Kenney at elise.kenney@apsva.us. For planning purposes, a PDF of the CRF will be linked here soon.

Course Request Form Due Date: The CRFs are due no later than March 6. CRFs must completed via the Google form

Counselor Visits: Counselors will be visiting elementary schools in February.

Rising 7th Graders

Academic Parent Night Presentation: Rising 7th Grade Academic Planning 2022-23 – Parent

Course Request Form: Rising 7th graders will be given a paper Course Request Form (CRF). The form will need to be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian.  An updated PDF of the CRF can be viewed here:Link coming soon

Course Request Form Due Date: The CRFs are due no later than February 24nd. CRFs must be turned directly into the school counselor.

Counselor Visits: Counselors will present to student on January 31st, followed by individual check-ins throughout the beginning of February.

Rising 8th Graders

Academic Parent Night Presentation: Rising 8th Grade Academic Planning 2022-23 – Parent

Course Request Form: Rising 8th graders will be given a paper Course Request Form (CRF). The form will need to be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. The CRFs are due to the grade level counselor no later than February 22nd. A PDF of the CRF can be viewed here: Link coming soon

Course Request Form Due Date: The CRFs are due no later than February 24nd. CRFs must be turned directly into the school counselor.

Counselor Visits: Counselors will present to student on January 31st, followed by individual check-ins throughout the beginning of February.

Information for Rising 9th Graders

Course Selection Information

Topic Information Links
How to Select Courses

– All students will receive a paper Course Request Form (CRF) from the high school they are identified to move to next year.

– This year students will be choosing classes either with a paper Course Request Form (CRF)

– Forms must be filled out with a parent

– Students should turn their CRFs in directly to their school counselor

 Course Request Forms (CRF) are due to students 8th grade counselor no later than February 24th.
High School Course Request Forms Course Request Forms have been given to students to select courses.

Yorktown:  Course Request Form PDF – Linked Soon

W & L: Course Request Form PDF – Linked Soon

Wakefield: Course Request Form PDF – Linked Soon

Program of Studies List of all classes and course descriptions New Program of Studies will be linked when released
Elective Videos Videos of teachers describing what is in courses Yorktown Elective Video Page

Important Dates

 Event 

  Date and Time 

WMS Academic Planning Night
(Course Information)
For Rising 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Parents

(Current 8th grade families will need to attend high school events)

January 12, 2023
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Wakefield High School

January 26th at 7pm – meeting will be at Wakefield High School

Washington Liberty HS Parent Night

February 7th at 7pm – meeting will be virtual

Yorktown Academic Planning Night
For Rising 9th Grade Families

January 19th at 7pm – MS Teams Link to Join

Yorktown HS Visit to WMS
(Current 8th Graders)

Yorktown Counselors will visit WMS 1/31 & 2/1 for presentations

Washington Liberty Academic Visits to WMS

Counselors will meet with students 1/31 for presentations

Washington Liberty Academic Visits to WMS

Counselors will meet with students 1/31 for presentations

H-B Woodlawn Host Accepted Rising 9th Graders
(Current 8th Graders Accepted via Lottery)

General Middle School Options & Transfers Application Information for School Year 2023-24 

https://www.apsva.us/school-options/

Option Middle and High Schools & Programs Application Timeline
Application Window: Open Nov. 7, 2022 – Jan. 13, 2023 at 4pm
Lottery* Online Jan. 23, 2023, 1 p.m.
Lottery Notification Jan. 30, 2023 after 4 p.m.
Accept/Decline Feb. 13, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.
Middle and High School Neighborhood Transfers Application Timeline
Application Window: Feb. 20 – March 3, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Lottery March 17, 2023, 1 p.m.
Lottery Notification March 24, 2023 after 4 p.m.
Accept/Decline March 31, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.

*Families do NOT receive lottery results on the day of the automated lottery. Families are notified of their acceptance or placement on the waitlist by email and/or text by 4 p.m. on the date in the application timeline.