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! 

Any questions can be directed to the 8th grade counselor, Rebecca Kirby, at (970) 488-7291 or email

Transition Events

Attention 8th grade students and families: Thursday, March 1st, high school counselors from across the district will be meeting with students and collecting registration packets.  Please fill them out and bring them to school with you on March 1st. If you need a registration packet, stop by the counseling office. 

 Fossil Ridge High School - Click HERE for flyer

  • Ridge 101,  FRHS Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm- Incoming 9th Grade Information Night - This event includes an overview presentation about FRHS, including the schedule, academics, school culture, and information about registration. - Tours will be available after the presentation and will be a great opportunity to interact with Student Ambassadors for questions.
  • Curriculum Fair,  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6:00pm - 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, -Thursday, February 15, 2018  from approximately 9:30am-11:30am.  PSD bus transportation to FRHS provided.
  • Registration Q&A (How Do I pick classes?),  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. 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 - Click HERE for flyer

  • AP(Advanced Placement) Information Meeting, FCHS. November 9, 2017 Click HERE for details. (English and Spanish)
  • 8th grade Information Night and Curriculum Fair : Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 6 to 7 p.m., McNeal Auditorium
  • 8th grade Transition Night : Monday, April 9, 2018 - FCHS Large Gym, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Registration Q&A. How do I pick classes? -February 22, 2018 - Fort Collins High School, Room M205, 4:00 pm & 6:00 p.m. (two sessions)

Poudre High School

Registration Q & A - Using your Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) to choose your pathway

A great answer to the question - how do I pick classes?  This event will help you to understand what an ICAP is, how to choose classes that create a pathway to your future education and career goals, how to earn college credit while in high school and more!  A panel of students, counselors and teachers will be available to answer questions.

 Parents and students are invited to choose one to attend:

  • At Cache la Poudre Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 11th from 6-7:30pm
  • At Lesher Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from 6-7:30pm
  • At Wellington Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 19th from 6:30pm - 8pm
  • At Lincoln Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 24th from 6-7:30pm

Rocky Mountain High School - Click HERE for flyer

  • Open House:Jan 10th 2018 6-8pm
  • "How do I pick classes?": Feb 21 2018 6pm

 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.