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
Fifth graders visit their middle school in April and then as 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 class 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.