Families of incoming 6th and 9th graders invited to workshops on making a successful transition to middle/high school

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Families of students who will be entering either 6th or 9th grade in the upcoming school year are invited to attend special workshops with information to help them make the move to either middle or high school. Their students are also encouraged to attend. 

Both workshops will be held July 21 in the Gainesville High School Auditorium (1900 NW 13th Street). The middle school session will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and the high school session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Both sessions will feature school administrators and counselors from the relevant grade levels, who will share information and answer questions about credits, preparing for school, behavioral expectations, and other important issues.

“After the pandemic and the challenging school years we’ve had, we thought it would be helpful to prepare families for what to expect before they arrive on campus,” said Dr. Anntwanique Edwards, the district’s Chief of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. “We want students and their parents to be more familiar with the middle and high school experience and requirements.”

The sessions have been organized by the Alachua County Public Schools’ Student Services Department and Parent Academy, which have been hosting parent workshops since January on topics ranging from mental health to internet safety to job skills.

The 2022-23 school year begins for students on August 10. Flyers for both events are below.

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