8th Grade Transition to High School
Students at Hershey Middle School have the option of choosing to attend Hershey High School or Dauphin County Technical School during their ninth-grade year. Both schools offer great educational opportunities for our students.
Interested students are invited to visit the Dauphin County Technical School. HMS will provide transportation for this trip in the fall. To learn more about Dauphin County Technical School, please click this link.
In February, the high school counselors visit eighth-grade American Cultures classes to discuss ninth-grade course selections. All students are required to complete the ninth-grade course selection card for Hershey High School. Students are required to meet with each of their core subject teachers to receive recommendations for ninth-grade classes. Teachers indicate their recommendations by initialing the course selection card. Parent signatures are also required. Course selection cards must be returned to the American Cultures teachers before mid-March.
Counselors are available to meet with students to briefly discuss their choices, review credits, and answer any questions. Course requests for all students are then submitted to the database for compilation. Students are then generally given a course edit sheet demonstrating course requests prior to the summer break.a