8th grade HIgh School Information

Attention Bonnie Branch 8th Grade Families:
All 8th graders had a high school lesson Monday 12/4 during Social Studies class taught by the Bonnie Branch school counselors.  Students learned important information about high school, and were also introduced to the JumpStart program.  Please ask your 8th grader to share their completed pink guide sheet from the lesson. 
The next high school lesson will be taught in Science on Monday 12/11 in Mr. Cooper’s classes and on Tuesday 12/12 in Mr. Skold’s classes.  This lesson will teach students how to use the High School catalog in Naviance and allow students to become familiar with course options for the Fine Arts and Technology Education credit requirements. 
Here are other High School Information Dates to mark on your calendars:
Thursday, December 7 @ 7 p.m.  Family Presentation about JumpStart at Bonnie Branch in the Cafeteria.  JumpStart is an exciting partnership between HCPSS and Howard Community College to expand options for students to gain college credits, explore possible careers, or earn an associate degree.  All Bonnie Branch rising 9th graders who live in the Howard High or Long Reach High School districts are eligible to participate in a JumpStart program as early as 9th grade.  For more information, visit the website:


Student Applications for the JumpStart Program are also available online. 
Clink on the GREEN apply now button.  Here is the direct link to the application:
The deadline for completing JumpStart applications online is December 22, 2017. 
Wednesday, December 13, 7-8 p.m.  Career Academy Information Session at the Howard County Library System Miller Branch
Monday, December 18, Period 1-  Long Reach High School and Howard High School Presentations for 8th Graders at Bonnie Branch
Tuesday, January 9, 7-9 p.m.  Career Academy Information Session at the Applications and Research Laboratory, 10920 Clarksville Pike (Rte. 108), Ellicott City, 20142.  410-313-6998
For more information on all Career Academy offerings, go to http://www.hcpss.org/academies/ or call the Office of Career and Technology Education, 410-313-6629.


November 28 through January 12, 2018 is the window for out of district students to request an interview for placement in a JROTC program.  Call the school that you’re requesting an interview at and then let us know.  (If your 8th grader lives in the school district where the JROTC program is located, an interview is not needed.  Your 8th grader will list JROTC as a course on the registration/course selection form.)
High school course selection for rising 9th graders will take place in January 2018 at the same time that course selection will occur for high school in general. 
We hope you will join us for the JumpStart Family Presentation at Bonnie Branch on Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
Please contact your student’s school counselor if you have questions or need more information about anything to do with the high school registration process.  We can be reached by calling 410-313-2584. 
Mrs. Germroth, Debbie_germroth@hcpss.org  (Last Names A through K)
Mrs. Savage, Margaret_savage@hcpss.org (Last Names L through Z)
Bonnie Branch School Counselors


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:45am