Middle to High School Transition

MIDDLE TO HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION EVENTS


Arlington Tech

November 25, 2019 and December 10, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Arlington Tech is a rigorous, project-based learning, high school program that prepares students to succeed in college and in the workplace through collaborative problem solving.

Arlington Tech Information -English

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 ASPIRE2EXCELLENCE

APS has now created an academic planning roadmap and student companion documents to assist students and families with academic planning.  The academic planning roadmap has essential information that will help students and families when planning for coursework now and in the future.  Please access these resources on the APS Aspire2Excellence site.  Click on the College and Career Corner to learn about “Building a path to college and career opportunities.”


Washington-Liberty High School

IB Diploma Programme
Information Session
December 4, 2019
7:00 PM

Application Process

Each student who wishes to participate in W-L’s Pre-IB program must submit a Pre-IB application.  The Pre-IB application, cumulative transcript, and APS pupil transfer application (transfer applicants only) are due to the W-L IB office January 17, 2020.

  • Pre-IB application for rising 9th and 10th graders
  • APS High School Information Sessions for transfer families: A parent must attend a high school information session at both the neighborhood school and desired school. The application must be signed by both principals.  The application is submitted to the desired school.
PRE- IB APPLICATION COMPONENTS: All components must be received by January 17, 2020 to be considered.
  1. APS School Options Application
  2. Cumulative transcript (must include 6th, 7th, and 1st quarter of 8th grade). Upload in School Options Application.
  3. Short essay to be completed by student (200 words or less). PROMPT:  “What do you see as the greatest challenge(s) of high school?  How do you expect to meet this challenge?”
  4. Signature acknowledgement page:  student and parent

Prerequisites for W-L Pre-IB

  • Algebra I or higher in 8th grade or Geometry or higher in 9th grade
  • Spanish II, French II, Arabic II, Chinese II or Latin I in 8th grade OR Spanish III, French III, Arabic III, Chinese III or Latin II in 9th grade
  • A’s and B’s in English and History
  • A’s and B’s in all subjects
  • Short answer/essay questions

Selection Process

An admissions committee scores each student’s application using a rubric which incorporates the above- mentioned prerequisites and the student’s short-answer question.  Applicants are then ranked according to their score.  Any student that scores an 13 or higher, out of a possible 18 points, is deemed qualified for acceptance.  If the applicant is a rising 9th grader, the admissions committee will only review final grades for 6th and 7th, and first quarter grades for 8th grade.  Rising 10th grade applicants will have their final grades reviewed for 6th through 8th, plus first quarter grades for 9th grade.

The School Board caps the number of program transfers (W-L Pre-IB and IB Diploma Program) each year.  Number of transfers for the each school year is announced by School Board in November.  This number is based on November enrollment projections. If the number of qualified transfers exceeds the number of available transfer positions, a random, double-blind lottery will be conducted by the Superintendent’s Office to determine which students are selected.  The remaining students will be placed on a waiting list of alternates to be considered in the event that a student who is offered a position in the program chooses not to accept.  As space becomes available, admission will be offered to students on the waiting list in the order established by the lottery. When a student on the waiting list is eligible to fill a vacancy in an existing class, the family will be contacted and invited to enroll their child. Individual applicants will be notified in writing in February.


Yorktown High School

January 22, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2020 – 2021 Academic Planning and Scheduling at Yorktown High School

This is a great opportunity to gather more information that will assist you in determining the most appropriate course selection for the 2020-21 school year.  If you have additional questions, please contact Mark Rooks, Director of Counseling at Yorktown at mark.rooks@apsva.us or 703-228-5363.

  • Talk to teachers and counselors.
  • Learn about course selections for the next school year.
  • Listen to an AP panel discussion.
  • Check out graduation requirements.
  • Yorktown Counseling Department