2018-19 FRESHMAN PLANNING RESOURCES
A Letter From Mr. Ryan:
Dear 8th Grade Parents and Students:
We will soon be at the half-way point of the 2017-18 school year, as crazy as that sounds. This is the time when our eighth graders, their parents and counselors begin to talk about the transition to the high school and the choices they will need to make regarding their 9th grade schedule. Mrs. Biller and Mrs. Gavigan will guide you through the course request process. From there the high school counselors, Mrs. Delzer and Mrs. Hake, will build the schedules and share them with you in August at the New Student Orientation.
Alden High School Elective Area Showcase Videos
Each elective department (Art, Business, Music, Foreign Language, Technology and Interdisciplinary Studies) has created a video for you to view in order to help you make your final decisions about the course requests you will submit for next year. There is also an introductory video with key information from the high school counselors. Please visit our webpage at www.aldenschools.org/freshmanplanning to view the video clips at your leisure. They are all less than ten minutes in length. Take your time, view them a second time if need be, and use this information to finalize your requests if you are still uncertain at this time.
Please also note a new course offering for next year that may not be reflected in the Business or Technology videos. For the first time next year we will be offering to all students a Business/Technology elective in Computer Science. In this elective students will learn the critical and highly sought after skill of coding. Please consider this elective when making your final decisions.
Thank you once again for your time and attention to the above. If you have any questions whatsoever please do not hesitate to call me at 937-9116 ext. 4191.
Kevin W. Ryan
HS PrincipalINTRODUCTION VIDEOART ELECTIVESBUSINESS ELECTIVESFOREIGN LANGUAGE (LOTE) ELECTIVESINTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIESMUSIC ELECTIVESTECHNOLOGY ELECTIVES