• Pre-Registration Information
    ...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