Dear 8th grade students (and families),
WELCOME BACK CLASS OF 2021!!!
I hope you all found ways to enjoy your summer vacation, despite these unusual times. It’s so difficult for me to believe you’re 8th graders already!!! I look forward to helping you make the most of your last year of middle school as well as to preparing you for a successful transition to high school. Whether you are on the hybrid or fully-virtual program, we will get it done together :)
As MMS students, you are fortunate to attend either Marlboro High School or Colts Neck High School as your home school in 9th grade. Both schools are part of the Freehold Regional High School District and offer similar opportunities for students, such as challenging curricula, dedicated faculty, numerous after-school activities, and a continuum of services for those in need. You will have the ability to customize your high school experience at either school to help you best meet your academic, social, and career-related goals. Both Colts Neck and Marlboro offer a full range of Honors and Advanced Placement courses as well as a wide variety of elective courses. In short, regardless of the home school you are slated to attend, you are in very good hands!
In addition, you may be considering a magnet high school program offered through the Freehold Regional High School District or the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Perhaps you are considering a private school. Now is an appropriate time to start looking into these opportunities and researching details regarding programs in which you are interested. In particular, pay attention to specific requirements associated with each school. For example, 3 FRHSD magnet schools (Medical Sciences, Science & Engineering, and Computer Science) require the completion of Algebra I as a prerequisite to attend. This means you must be enrolled in math 8C or Geometry in 8th grade to apply to these 3 programs. (NEW for 20-21!!!! FRHSD will allow students to take Algebra I in the summer before their 9th grade year, if accepted to one of these three programs.) However, there are NO exceptions to these prerequisites; if you get accepted to a school that requires Algebra I, you must commit to taking it in the summer if you haven't already taken it. The other magnet schools do not have such prerequisites; however, it is a good idea to start familiarizing yourself with other details of these programs at this time. See the links below to start exploring.
Lastly, I want you to know that I am on your team... now more than EVER in these challenging times. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions, concerns, or requests for appointments. I truly hope to support you academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally in whatever ways I can. We are in this together :)
All my best wishes,
Ms. Riehl :)
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