8th Grade: High School Process and Key dates

It is time for 8th grade students to start the process of registering for high school courses. Here are some important dates regarding Newton North High School’s course registration process:

  • Monday, March 8 – Monday, March 29
    Teachers begin entering course recommendations into Aspen.
  • Thursday, March 18
    Virtual 8th Grade Student and Family Night. You can access a recording here.
  • Friday, March 19
    Newton North High School Opportunities books are available online. This book contains Newton North course descriptions and elective choices. You should begin to read this catalog with your student!
  • Wednesday, March 24
    During the school day, Jessica Pierce (Grade 8 Counselor) will present information regarding the registration process for Newton North to 8th grade students.
  • Thursday, March 25
    Grade 8 Parents/Guardians are invited to a virtual “Coffee” with NNHS Principal, Henry Turner and Kathleen Duff, Career Technical Education Department Head (9:00 AM -9:30 AM). Zoom Link: https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/89655020927?pwd=dnlZeFYxU1pKano2MEVvZS9xVEcydz09 – Passcode: 650548

  • Monday, March 29 – Sunday, April 11
    8th Graders enter their elective choices into Aspen. Individual teacher recommendations will be available in Aspen to Bigelow students starting at 5:00 PM. You will also be able to log into Aspen to view the course recommendations and selections your student has made, however, classes can only be entered through the student portal. Please review this information with your student.
  • Sunday, April 11
    Course requests MUST be entered into Aspen by 8:00 PM. Counselor will be checking all student course registration requests in Aspen.
  • Months of March and April
    Special Education Courses will be determined with you and your student at the scheduled IEP/Transition meetings. Your student will participate in his/her meeting and you will be notified of the time and date. Please do not cancel this appointment- we are not on a flexible schedule.