Director of Student Assignment
(336) 748-3302 ext. 34842
Middle School Informational Letter
Dear Rising 6th Grade Parent/Guardian,
Your student is about to begin an exciting new journey in their educational career, as they transition from elementary school to middle school. Of course, this transition to middle school is met with excitement as well as anticipation. Kimberley Park Elementary School is dedicated to easing the transition from elementary to middle school while preparing and challenging our students to reach their fullest academic potential. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year all registration will be completed online. Therefore, we will need your support as we register our rising 6th grade students for classes in the Fall of 2021. Working together, we can accomplish this task efficiently.
To ensure that your student is ready for classes in the Fall of 2021; we will soon begin the registration process. We want you to be aware of some very important dates and requirements.
March 1-9, 2021: Please review elective courses and talk with your student about their selections.
March 10-15, 2021: Students will only select and enter elective courses in PowerSchool with their school counselor.
March 16, 2021: Deadline for parents to check their student’s elective choices and make requests for any changes.
*** Core Course assignments will be available in PowerSchool by the beginning of May. At that time, there will be a process to request changes through your school counselor, if needed.
Teacher recommendations are being placed in the PowerSchool system to help guide students and parents in their course choices. Parents have the option to complete a Parent Choice Request Form ( English (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) | Spanish (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) ) if they desire to enroll their student in a different level or course in which the student is placed based on the teacher recommendations.
There are AG Language Arts courses available at middle schools for certified Academically and Intellectually Gifted students. Check with your School Counselor if you have questions about AIG certification and access to those courses.
Below are possible elective choices. Elective course options vary from school to school.
Beginning Chorus 6
Exploring Career Decisions 5
Beginning French 6
Beginning Orchestra 6*
Computer Skills and Applications P1 6
Beginning Spanish 6
Beginning Band 6*
Exp. Family & Consumer Sciences P16
Beginning Spanish Heritage 6
Beginning Visual Arts 6
Technology Design & Innovation 6
Beginning German 6
Beginning Theater Arts 6
Beginning Japanese 6
Beginning Latin 6
Beginning Chinese 6
Rising 6th – 8th Graders will work with School Counselors to select courses for the 2021-22 school year. The 2021-2022 Middle School Course Registration Guide (Links to an external site.) that details course offerings, our district’s Balanced Encore program, some extracurricular activities available, etc. Middle Schools across the district offer multiple Career Technical Education (CTE), Arts, and World Language courses so students have the opportunity to explore courses based on their interests.
Middle School Choices:
JF Kennedy HS Middle School Academy- Application Required
Hanes Magnet Middle School- Magnet School Application Required
Mineral Springs Middle School- Magnet School Application Required
Paisley IB Magnet Middle School-Magnet School Application Required
Philo-Hill Magnet Academy Middle School-Magnet School Application Required
The Downtown School- if you live within the area of the Downtown School.
Wiley Magnet Middle School- Magnet School Application Required
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy- Magnet School Application Required