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8th Grade Incoming Students

This is the timeline for incoming 9th grade students in the class of 2027. The dates change each year, but fall around the same time. 

DECEMBER 8th: VCS Academy Showcase 

Learn about programs and career academies available in Volusia County high schools. The showcase will be open from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Volusia County Fairgrounds.

DECEMBER 9th-January 24th: Academy and IB Applications OPEN

Applications are completed through Parent Portal. The directions can be found HERE

JANUARY 19th: Academy Open House @ Spruce Creek

Come get a better picture the Academy of Finance, Robotics Academy (AITR), and our IB program first hand on January 19th at 6pm. We will start in the Spruce Creek High School Auditorium. This Open House is specific to those programs. 

JANUARY 24th: Academy and IB Applications DUE

Applications are completed through Parent Portal. The directions can be found HERE. This is a firm deadline, so please don't miss it if you are even considering IB, AITR, or the Academy of Finance.

FEBRUARY 7th: Acceptance Letters Emailed to Families

Check your parent portal for acceptance information if you applied to an academy or IB and look for directions about next steps! You may also receive an email from the program. 

FEBRUARY 16th: 8th Grade Open House @ Spruce Creek

This event is for ALL incoming 9th graders, not just students who are interested in IB or an academy. You are welcome to come to our club expo and course information session to see what we have to offer next year before registering for classes on your middle school campuses. We will start at 5:30pm in the Spruce Creek High School auditorium. 

FEBRUARY 22nd: Declaration of Intent Due for Academies and IB

If you intend to participate in IB, AITR, or the Academy of Finance, be sure to log back in to Parent Portal and indicate your intent to accept the admission offer by February 22nd! 

MARCH: Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

Spruce Creek High School Counselors will visit each of our zoned middle schools to sit with students individually to choose classes for next year. The typical 9th grade schedule includes: English, Math, Science , Social Studies, Personal Fitness, and 2 Electives. Students will leave that meeting with a list of possible classes to share with their families. Families are able to make changes to selections through the summer if needed. We will host evening registration nights toward the end of March on the Spruce Creek High campus for students who are not at our zoned schools and for families with questions or concerns. You can also reach out to your 8th grade counselor.

SUMMER: Schedules and Orientation

Watch for communication from the school about when to expect your final schedule. You can also view your schedule in Focus as the beginning of the school year approaches. We will send out information about dates for orientation as soon as they are solidified. 

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