High School Transition


Attention 8th grade students and families.  High school registration is an important process that happens during the middle of the 8th grade year.  It is time to start thinking about high school! 

All 8th grade students will participate in a Transition Day event at their feeder high school on february 16th or 17th from 9:30-11:30 am (please see table bolow for your shcool;s visit day). If a student will be attending another high school other than their feeder school, their parent/guardian will have to provide transportation. During the visit to the high school, all 8th grade students will take part in a pre-orientation session which includes an opportunity for students to walk the halls of their high school, meet with high school faculty and receive information and materials necessary for registration. (Bus code for student travel is: 1-655-52-0000)

Any questions can be directed to the 8th grade counselor, Kyle Healy, at (970) 488-7305 or

February 16th : Boltz, Preston, CLP, Wellington, Webber

February 17th : Kinard, Lesher, Lincoln, Blevins

Transitions Events

Fossil Ridge High School

  • Ridge 101, December 7th, 6:00pm - 7:30 pm @ FRHS - Incoming 9th Grade Infromation Night - This event includes an overview presentation about FRHS, including the schedule, academics, school culture, and information about registration. - Tours will be abailable after the presentation and will be a great opportunity to interact with Student Ambassadors for questions.
  • Curriculum Fair, January 18th, 2017 6:00 - 8:00pm - This event is focused on academics and is an opportuntiy to interact with teachers about the various class offerings at FRHS.
  • Incoming 9th Grade Registration/Visit Days, Thurs, February 16th. 2017 morning TBA - PSD bus transportation to FRHS provided.
  • Registration Q&A (How Do I pick classes?), Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017 (6:00pm - 7pm) - A panel of students, counselors, and administrators will be available for any questions. Optional tours will also be available at the end of the Q&A.

Fort Collins High School

  • AP(Advanced Placement) Information Meeting, November 10th @ FCHS. Click HERE for details. (English and Spanish)
  • 8th grade Information Night and Curriculum Fair :  January 12, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00pm.
  • 8th grade Transition Night : April 10th 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm.
  • Registration Q&A. How do I pick classes? - February 23rd, 4:00 AND 7:00 pm.

Poudre High School

  • IB Information Night: November 30, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30pm.
  • Poudre Promo Night: January 18th, 2017, 5:30 - 8:00pm. 
  • Poudre Pathways Parent Night at Wellington Middle School School: February 16th, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm.
  • Poudre Pathways Parent Night at Poudre High School (Spanish & English): February 20, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm.
  • Poudre Pathways Parent Night at LIncoln Middle School (Spanish & English): February 22, 2017,5:30 - 7:00pm.
  • Poudre Pathways Parent Night at CLP Middle School: february 23, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

Rocky Mountain High School

  • Open House: December 14, 2016, 6:30 - 8:00pm.
  • Curriculum Fair: January 18, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00pm.
  • "How do I pick classes?": February 20, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00pm.

March 2, 2017 - High School councelors will pick up paperwork at Middle Schools.


PSD students who entered the 9th grade during the 2011-2012 school year were the first class to align their course selection with the new PSD graduation requirements.  The new requirements for the Class of 2015 placed a heavy emphasis on post-secondary readiness, particularly workplace skills and abilities.  This commitment is reflected in the expectation that PSD students complete coursework in a broad range of academic disciplines.  Students are required to take a total of 240 credit hours to earn a diploma.  175 of those hours are in required areas, while the remaining 65 are earned in elective areas.  A full overview of the adopted requirements can be found by clicking HERE.  Students do have the option to receive high school graduation credit for taking courses at the middle school level that meet the newly adopted PSD graduation requirements.  For a course to qualify as one that may offer high school credit, it must first be approved by the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools and the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  The course must also have an approved year-end assessment that is based on the material from the entire year.