Rising 7th and 8th Grade Academic Advising Information
Overview of Middle School Curriculum
Each student at Sandburg Middle School will take seven classes each semester. Five of the seven classes are required for all students: English, Math, Social studies, Science, and Physical education. The remaining two classes can be a combination of yearlong and/or semester classes from the following departments: Visual or Performing Arts, Theatre, Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, World Languages, Engineering, and General electives.
Sandburg Middle School also provides classes for our students that receive Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Level IV, Special Education, and English Learner (EL) 1-4 services.
For additional information, please view our course catalogs.
Timeline of Academic Advising
Jan 5-6 West Potomac HS Rising 9 pre-advising video through Social Studies
Jan 10 West Potomac HS Parent Night
Jan 12-13 West Potomac HS Rising 9 academic advising with students
Jan 23-24 West Potomac HS Rising 9 academic advising with students
Jan 24 Mount Vernon HS curriculum night
Jan 19 Sandburg MS Rising 7th grade curriculum night & curriculum fair
Feb 1 Mount Vernon HS Rising 9 pre-advising and academic advising with students
Jan 30-Feb 3 Sandburg MS Rising 8 pre-advising
Feb 6-10 Sandburg MS Rising 8 academic advising with students
Feb 20-Mar 1 Sandburg MS Rising 7 pre-advising and academic advising with students
March 3 Deadline for course requests to be entered into SIS
March 31 Deadline for course change requests
Course Selection Sheets
- 7th Grade Course Selection Sheet
- 8th Grade Course Selection Sheet
- Rising 8th Grade Think Sheet 23-24
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Curriculum Night Information
7th Grade Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night Information Flyer PDF (English)
Curriculum Night Information Flyer PDF (Spanish)
Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night
Mount Vernon HS Curriculum Night will take place on January 24th at 5:30-7:30 pm at Mount Vernon High School.
West Potomac HS Curriculum Nigh will take place on January 10th at 6 pm at West Potomac High School.
Check out some of our electives offerings at Sandburg Middle School by watching this video.
Rising 9th Grade at Mount Vernon High School Information
Mt. Vernon High School and Sandburg Middle School counselors will meet during their Health/PE class periods. Please refer to the Mount Vernon HS Academic Advising page for additional resources and support. You will find a link to MVHS’s course catalog that will provide you with detailed information for each class offered.
Rising 9th Grade at West Potomac High School Information
Counselors from Sandburg MS and West Potomac HS will meet with students during their Health/PE class periods. Please refer to the West Potomac HS Academic Advising page for more details.
West Potomac HS will be using the online course request feature available in StudentVUE. Students may login to StudentVUE and begin to select courses by clicking on the “Course Request” tab. This feature allows students to enter their courses prior to meeting with their school counselor, maximizing the time they have during individual academic advising.