Transitions to Middle and High School

PSD has special orientation days to help students new to middle or high school transition into their new school and routine.

All fifth graders visit their middle school in April and incoming sixth graders attend a special orientation at the start of the school year.  Schools also have programs that pair sixth graders with an upper classman "buddy" to help them learn the ropes during the transition.

High schools have special orientations for incoming ninth graders with upper classman mentors available to guide new students.  Please contact individual schools for details about the programs.

More information is available in this Middle and High School brochure.