Transitions

4th Grade Transitions to Koontz Intermediate

Exceptional care and programming happens at C. T. Koontz Intermediate for our rising 5th Graders. Counselors plan visits to each of our 3 feeder Elementary Schools (Glen Arden, Estes, and Avery's Creek) to meet with the rising 5th grades.  The rising 5th grades will take a field trip with their respective school to Koontz to tour the school.  CT Koontz Intermediate hosts a parent night for all of the parents to be able to tour the school as well and get their questions answered.  

Moving our 5th Graders Up and Across the Building- Transition to 6th Grade 

Koontz would like to provide you information about participation in Unified Arts (UA's) for your 6th grade school year. At Koontz, 5th grade students participate in 9 week UA courses including Art, General Music, Drama, and Media/Spanish.  In the 6th grade, students will be able to choose if they would like to participate in Band, Advanced Chorus, or Strings. 

Band, Strings, and Advanced Chorus are yearlong courses.  If students enroll in a year long UA course, they will attend that class everyday for the whole school year.

If they choose not to enroll in one of these classes, they will participate in nine week classes, similar to 5th grade.  Nine week courses include Art, Chorus, Spanish and STEAM..  Students who choose to participate in these classes will only have these classes for a quarter before transitioning to the next UA.

PE classes will happen 2 days a week for all students, all year long. PE is not a part of the Unified Arts choices. Students will have recess on the days that they do not have PE.

When you are ready, click on the link below. You will find descriptions and videos of each course to review with your parent/guardian.  

6th Grade Transitions to Cane Creek Middle and Valley Springs Middle Schools

Valley Springs Middle School and Cane Creek Middle School

Our 6th grade students will have the opportunity to meet with th Middle School Ambassadors, counselors and administrations to give them information about Middle School that they will be attending.

**Student do not get to choose what middle school they attend.  Your address, where you live, determines which middle school you will attend.**

Students will also have the opportunity to visit the middle school that they will be attending for a tour of the school.

Each middle school will host an Open House for parents to come to the school to visit and answer questions