Save the date: Thursday February 28th at 7pm at New Canaan High School = NCHS Orientation for students and parents. Participation is not required but is highly recommended.
For a refresher or for anyone who wasn’t able to attend the January 9th Parent Coffee here are two links that should be helpful:
1. The slideshow for the 2019 Parent Transition Coffee:
2. The video of the 2019 Parent Transition Coffee (unfortunately there was a technical glitch and the first 10 minutes of the presentation were not recorded):
Click here to view the NCHS Overview Presentation which Saxe Counselors shared with your children in early January: NCHS Counselor Overview
8th Grade Transition Parent Coffee:
Wednesday, January 9th 9:15 to 10:15am in the Wagner Room at NCHS. We will videotape the event and post it on our Saxe 8th Grade Transition Website for viewing by anyone who is unable to attend.
NCHS AP Honors Testing: Performance Tasks (also known as Placement Tests):
Monday, January 28th 2:15pm to 3:15pm in the Saxe Cafeteria = AP World History*
Wednesday, January 30th 2:15 to 3:15pm in the Saxe Cafeteria = Honors English*
Monday, February 4th from 2:15 to 3:00pm in the Saxe Cafeteria = Honors Science*
*There will be an email blast with a Registration Link to sign students up for the tests approximately a week before the first test takes place.
Please click on this link to read about the AP/Honors testing in more detail: AP/Honors Testing: What You Need to Know
Magnet School Assembly Email to Parents (Dec. 4th)
Dear 8th Grade Families,
Tomorrow will mark the official launch of our 8th grade transition process with our annual High School Choice Assembly. Attached you will find information about each of the magnet schools presenting.
We understand that any transition can be filled with excitement and anxiety, and we will do our best to keep you informed and make the process transparent. Beginning in January, we will be posting all transition event dates and times to our website. You can also expect to receive information via regular emails and through the PTC newsletter. On Friday, January 4th, our school counselors will be visiting 8th grade classrooms to give an introductory overview of 9th grade and the high school. Our first parent event, the 8th grade Transition Parent Coffee Hour, will occur on Wednesday, January 9th, from 9:15am - 10:15am in the Wagner Room at NCHS. This will be an opportunity for parents to receive an introduction to the transition process by the Saxe and NCHS administration and school counselors. For parents unable to attend the coffee hour, we will record the presentation and Q & A to post to our website. We look forward to helping both you and our 8th graders navigate the transition experience!
Warmest regards,Steve Bedard8th Grade Assistant Principal
Information on Applying to Private School
If your son/daughter will be applying to private school, the link below will explain our process. We have also attached the two forms that you will need (the school record release form and the supplemental information sheet). Please do not hesitate to contact Lin Benware (Lin.Benware@ncps-k12.org), the 8th grade secretary, or your child's school counselor, if you have any questions.
PROCESS FOR APPLYING TO A PRIVATE SCHOOL
SCHOOL RECORD RELEASE FORM
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION SHEET