...for 8th Graders applying to ECHS
* We suggest 8th graders that are appying to ECHS also complete the PreRegistration process for the 9th Grade Academy to secure classes in case they are not accepted to ECHS.
ECHS applications are due no later than March 28, 2013. Acceptance information is given to applicants before the end of the school year.
...for 8th Graders going to 9th Grade Academy
Vela 8th Grade students will attend the 9th Grade Academy on Lozano Road adjacent to Fair Park. Their campus will contain only first-year 9th graders. At the successful completion of their 9th grade year, they will advance to one of the high school campuses in HCISD (Harlingen High School or Harlingen High School South).
8th Grade Student Orientation
January 29, 2013, in ELA Classes
High School Counselors will be visiting 8th grade ELA classes to review students' choice cards, elective options, provide copies of the course offering bulletin, and explain 9th grade credit requirements. Students are encouraged to be present for this presentation.
8th Grade Parent & Student Orientation
January 29, 2013, 6:30-7:30 pm, Vela Cafeteria
Mrs. Vivian Bauer, Principal at the Dr. Cano Ninth Grade Academy, will be presenting on 8th grade requiremenets and will be available to answer questions regarding the Academy. Parents are encouraged to attend.
8th Grade One-on-one PreRegistration
February 5, 2013, 4:00-7:30 pm, Vela Gymnasium
High School Counselors will meet with Students and their Parents to pre-select classes for 9th Grade. Students will also be choosing a career pathway to follow.
8th Grade "Clean-up" PreRegistration
March 5, 2013, 12:00-6:00 pm, Vela Library
Students that were not able to preregister on the earlier date, may do so at this time....for 6th & 7th Graders going to 7th & 8th Grade
Pre-Registration in Science Classes:
6th Grade: Monday, February 25
7th Grade: Tuesday, February 26
Students will take home a Choice Card to review with their parents. Parents need to sign the Choice Card and students need to return the Choice Card to their Science teacher within 1-2 days of the class presentation.
..for 5th Graders going to 6th Grade
5th Grade Parent Pre-Registration Orientation
February 18, 2013, 6:00-7:00pm, Vela Library
Dr. Alicia Noyola, Principal of Vela M.S., Counselors Miss Dina M. Martinez and Mrs. Venessa Acosta, and Mrs. Heather Adair, Instructional Facilitator, will be meeting with parents of 5th graders to present GT/PreAP information, course options, and elective information. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to visit elective programs available to 6th graders.
5th Grade Pre-Registration at Elementary Campuses:
Jefferson Elementary: February 19, 2013, 1:30pm
Stuart Place Elementary: February 21, 2013, 8:30am
Lamar Elementary: February 22, 2013, 8:00am
Vela M.S. Counselors Miss Dina M. Martinez and Mrs. Venessa Acosta will be visiting with 5th graders to review Choice Cards and course information. Vela Music Directors will also be on hand to talk about their programs. Parents are welcome to attend. Students will take home the choice card to review with their parents and will need to return the Card to their teacher at Jefferson within one week.
Last Modified on February 25, 2013