Middle School Academic Planning
Academic Advising Presentation for Rising 7th and 8th Grade Students
Rising 7th grade Parent Night FAQ – coming soon
8th Grade Presentations coming soon!
While the course selection process is now done online, please use the resources below to assist you with your planning for next year.
- Course Selection Sheet Rising 7th Grade
- Course Selection Sheet Rising 8th Grade
- Please take time to read and plan for next year's electives using this Virtual Electives Fair document. For 6th and 7th grade students, to learn about particular electives, visit the MS Electives Fair Site. For 8th grade students, to learn about particular electives, visit the HS Electives Fair Site. Students will need to log into their FCPS Google account to view the site. Parents, please ask your student to log in for you if you would like to view the content on the MS Elective Fair Site
- Electives Explorer
Course Selection for 2021-22
Virtual Academic Advising Schedule: (These dates are subject to change.)
January 8 – Virtual Elective’s Fair – current students will have an opportunity during LS to access the elective videos to begin thinking about which courses they want to take in the 2021-2022 school year. This site will remain active through the academic advising season for rising 7 & rising 8 students and parents to view videos showcasing elective courses that will be offered for the 2021-2022 school year.
January 27, 7:00 – Virtual Rising 7 Parent Night - See presentation and recording above.
In January, rising 7 & rising 8 students and parents will receive a copy of the middle school Elective Explorer and Course Selection Sheet. Parents are encouraged to review course selections with students and discuss the wonderful opportunities that are available.
In January, rising 7 & rising 8 students will receive a google form (sent to their FCPSschools.net email account). This will be our record of the courses the student would like to select for Academic Advising. Students will choose core courses and rank their elective options on the google form. Once completed, students will receive an email with their selections listed (fcpsschools.net email).
First week in February, Robinson Middle School counselors will meet with rising 7th grade students in their 6th grade virtual classroom to discuss academic options for the school year and answer questions students may have. Students will have access to StudentVue to select courses directly in SIS (they can access their email to help remember what courses they selected). Parents will be able to view course selections via their SIS ParentVue account. Directions for entering courses coming soon.
February 9th through February 19th, Robinson Middle School counselors will present course options to rising 8th grade students through their virtual science class. Students will meet virtually with their counselors to pick classes in StudentVue during PE. Parents will be able to view course selections via their SIS ParentVue account. Directions for entering courses coming soon.
February 9th through February 19th, Robinson High School counselors will present course options to rising 9th grade students through their virtual English class. Students will meet virtually with their counselors to pick classes in StudentVue during PE. Parents will be able to view course selections via their SIS ParentVue account. Directions for entering courses coming soon.
If students would like to change a course that they selected during academic advising, they can contact their counselor. Some classes may be closed due to reaching maximum enrollment. Student can be added to the waitlist for closed classes.
Current 6th grade students, contact your elementary school counselor
Current 7th grade
- Nathan Herendeen (A-La)
- Dolores Malloy (Le-Z)
Current 8th grade
- Jamee Lyons (A-Le)
- Valerie Peters (Li-Z)
All requests for changes to course selections must be made prior to June 8, 2021.
Please be aware that school counselors will be meeting with students on these dates, so scheduling a meeting during this time could be a significant challenge. Responses to emails or phone calls may also be slower than usual, however they will respond to you as soon as possible.