Principal's Message

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 2:21pm
8th Grade Parents - High School Options

Dear BBMS Families,

Currently, 8th Grade Students are preparing to select their high school courses for next year.  We know this can be a challenging time, especially if this is your first student going through the process.  Please be sure to ask us if you have any questions about what you need to do to get ready.

We have been asked to share the following news with you about different high school options available to our students based on overcrowding in HCPSS schools:

“Due to low numbers of applicants, HCPSS will not move forward with the following options for students at Centennial and Howard High Schools:

1) Biomedical Science, Computer Science, and Aerospace Programs at Marriotts Ridge HS open to CHS, HoHS, and MRHS students.

2) Reassignment to Glenelg or Marriotts Ridge HS with transportation provided by HCPSS.

HCPSS will allow CHS and HoHS students request Reassignment to GHS or MRHS under the existing Policy 9000, “Student Residency, Eligibility, Enrollment and Assignment” procedures. Families will need to provide their own transportation but students would be immediately eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics and other activities as a member of the GHS or MRHS community, as reassignment would fall under a Board of Education approved special exception. Interested students and families should email with questions."

Ms. Germroth and Ms. Savage are meeting with 8th grade students this week to teach lessons about the high school course selection process and this will be a part of their presentations.  Our goal is to make sure each student at BBMS is ready to make a smooth transition to high school, so please let us know if you have any questions to help make that a reality for your child.


Drew Cockley


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