Incoming Freshmen: Class of 2027
Welcome to the Patriot Family! We know that the transition from eighth grade to high school is both exciting and filled with many questions. As a starting point, check out the Transitions Guide which is filled with information about the important events to ensure a smooth transition to high school. Additionally, you may always reach our Student Services team at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
If your student is attending a junior high school that does not feed into Stevenson and you want to enroll your student as an incoming freshman, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment information. Your student will follow a different process with regard to placements and course selection.
Stevenson High School is a special place with countless opportunities inside our classrooms and beyond! We look forward to seeing you in our hallways!
- Incoming Freshmen Transitions Guide
- Summer School Coursebook
- WATCH: Incoming Freshman Family Orientation - Event Recording (YouTube)
- 2023 Stevenson Athletics Parent Info Sheet (Coming soon!)
- SHS Career Pathways
- Family Discussion Flashcards
Live Q&A Virtual Tables
Click on any of the following to discuss/learn more about these academic divisions, organizations and groups.
These Zoom links will not be live until after the Orientation Webinar on Jan. 13.
Host: Katie Hyken
Host: Trish Betthauser
Hosts: Sonny Petway, Caitlin McGovern
Host: Jackie King
Host: Li Ye
Host: Kirstin Snelten
Host: Doug Lillydahl
Host: Wendy Custable
Hosts: Tiffany Van Cleaf, Angela Dauphin, Melinda Criglar, Janet Rothwell
Host: Courtney Bresnen
Host: Christina Erickson
Host: Valerie Miceli
Host: Zara Dittman
Host: Anna Gorbikoff
Hosts: Host: Tianzhou Ye, Chris Mural
Host: Darshan Jain
Host: Eric Ramos
*Not a zoom link, but this is the link to our online store. Check out our current gear!
Host: Steve Wood
Hosts: Enrique Vilaseco, Michale Tseitlin, Anthony Krempa
Host: Ted Goergen
Host: Anthony Reibel
Hosts: Abra Chusid, Joey Fitzpatrick
Host: Justin Fisk
- Calendar of Events
- Family To-Do List
- Benchmark Testing/Placements
- Course Selection Evenings
- Patriot Wellness Center Orientation
- Relevant Links
- Frequently Asked Questions
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events
|Jan. 10||Online Stevenson Enrollment begins (Click here to get started) *Action required|
Jan. 11, 12, 17
Incoming Freshman Family Orientation
Placement letters mailed home
|Jan. 19||Summer School Registration begins (Click here to get started)|
Jan. 19, 23 & 25
Incoming Freshman Course Selection Evenings
Jan. 25 - 26
Dance Placements (Check website for audition materials)
Online Stevenson Enrollment due (Click here to get started) *Action required
Freshman Year Course Selection Worksheets due *Action required
Freshman Year Course Verifications mailed home
|Mar. 23||Summer School Registration closes|
Orchestra & Guitar Placements (Check website for audition materials)
Health Forms due *Action required
Annual Residency Verification *Action may be required
Registration Fee Payment *Action required
June 6 - 29
Summer School - Semester One
|June 6 & 20||Summer Multilingual Language Benchmark Testing Day|
July 5 - 27
Summer School - Semester Two
|July 11 & 25||Summer Multilingual Language Benchmark Testing Day|
June & July
Sports PREP Activities
June - July
Band Summer Rehearsals (Band Directors will send out details)
Band Camp (Exact dates to be announced)
|August 8||Summer Multilingual Language Benchmark Testing Day|
Freshman Orientation Day
Family To-Do List
Family To-Do List
While we strongly encourage families of incoming freshmen to frequently review the Calendar of Events tab for important dates, this tab provides families with a general overview of the actions that all families must take prior to the upcoming school year. The five actions below are listed in the chronological order.
1. Online Enrollment
Families will receive information on how to complete the online enrollment process via an email sent the week following winter break. Parents will need to review and upload the required school enrollment documents and complete the information listed below between Jan. 10 and Jan. 27. Click here to log in to get started.
- Household Information
- Parent/Guardian Information
- Student Information
- Consent for Records
- Home Language Survey
2. Course Selection
An important part of ensuring the success of our students is supporting them in the selection of their courses. Stevenson's goal is that the course selection process represents a partnership between families and counselors. Virtual course selection evenings will take place on Jan. 19, 23 and 25. For more information about the incoming freshmen course selection evenings, click on the “Course Selection Evenings” tab on this page.
During these evenings, families will work with counselors to go over potential classes for the upcoming school year. Following these evenings, course selection worksheets must be completed by Jan. 27. Forms can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to (847) 634-0644.
Course verification sheets will then be mailed home in early February. These sheets will list all courses entered for the student's freshman year. Instructions for submitting elective course request changes will be included. A smooth and effective beginning to the school year will be enhanced by early decisions.
3. Required Health Forms
Families will receive health forms as part of a Welcome Packet, which will be distributed during the Incoming Freshmen Orientation Nights the week following winter break. All health forms must be returned to the Nurse's Office by May 1, 2023. To begin the process, please download and complete the forms below.
Required Health Forms:
You may email completed documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 847-955-2445.
4. Annual Residency Verification
Families are required to verify their residency within the District 125 attendance boundaries on an annual basis. Residency verification will take place in mid May.
To streamline this process for families, the District contracts with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information by comparing parent/guardian names and addresses with electronic databases such as utility companies. If residency is electronically verified, families will receive a confirmation email to this effect in mid-May and no additional documentation will be needed. Families whose residency we are unable to verify through this process will receive an email in mid-May sharing more information regarding the documents required and the steps for submitting them. For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
5. Online Registration
After residency has been verified, families may complete the online registration, the yearly process for families to pay fees for materials and programming needed to support their student’s learning for the upcoming school year. Students must be registered by mid-June/July. More information will be coming in Spring 2023.
NOTE: Families must complete residency verification before proceeding with the registration process.
Benchmark Testing and Placements
Placements for students arriving to Stevenson from our sender schools are determined based on a combination of a student’s performance in eighth grade courses, conversations with the student’s eighth grade teachers and benchmark data. Benchmark testing may be required for certain incoming freshmen, specifically those transferring from out of district.
Incoming students with prior language coursework or experience, Heritage, or Native speakers interested in taking Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Latin, or Spanish must take an online placement exam. Please register your student for one of the exam dates listed below. Students will test in the listening, reading, and writing domains.
2023-2024 SUMMER BENCHMARKS DATES:
- Tuesday, 6/6
- Tuesday, 6/20
- Tuesday, 7/11
- Tuesday, 7/25
- Tuesday, 8/8
TIME and LOCATION:
- More information coming soon
- Students without previous instruction or exposure to a World Language DO NOT have to register for a benchmark exam and will be placed in a Level 1 class.
- Students who took a World Language benchmark and received placement do not retake the exam to change course placement. Students must test 90 days from the first exam. Only one (1) retake opportunity is allowed.
REGISTER for the BENCHMARK EXAM
For questions or more information, please visit the Multilingual Learning FAQ resource or email email@example.com.
Recommendations for students from non-sender schools and transfers students will be based on standardized test scores (MAP scores preferred) in Mathematics and Reading, as well as a review of students’ performance in 8th grade. Our Science Division first reviews mathematics scores; based on strong scores, some students are given the recommendation/choice:
- AC Chemistry or AC Biology
For the other students, we review the Reading score to give one of three options. We also consider the English recommendations and then:
- Recommend AC Biology with a choice of AC Chemistry
- Recommend AC Biology with a choice of CP Biology
- Recommend CP Biology with a choice of AC Biology
- Place in CP Biology
For students transferring into Stevenson from outside our sender schools, the mathematics course placement will be determined based on a complete transcript from the previous school and curriculum review of the student’s previous course. A report card and full topic-by-topic syllabus of the previous course is requested.
Families must be registered as district residents through our Student Services Division before a transcript and course curriculum review is initiated. (To verify residency, please contact the Student Services Division at 847-415-4500.) Contact Valerie Tomkiel at firstname.lastname@example.org for details around the transcript/curriculum review.
Students from non-sender schools and transfers students who are able to provide a standardized reading and/or English test score (from the MAP (preferred), AIMS or Iowa tests, for example) do not need additional assessment. Contact Kim Musolf at email@example.com to submit such scores at any time.
For students who cannot provide a standardized reading and/or English test score, recommendation/placement in Freshman English and literacy courses is determined by an assessment of the student’s ability to comprehend and analyze text. Students should expect to read a text, answer questions in an analysis paragraph, and answer online multiple-choice questions. This test is also open to students who wish to reassess and change their initial Academic Literacy placement.
In order to arrange for this SHS testing, which can be done virtually or in person, please contact Denise Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Selection Evenings
In mid-January, incoming freshman families will receive a letter sharing their student’s course placement recommendations in English, Mathematics, Science and if applicable, Multilingual Learning. Shortly after this information is mailed home, Stevenson will host three virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshman families. During these evenings, families will have the opportunity to virtually meet with a Stevenson school counselor or director for support in choosing classes for the upcoming school year.
- Jan. 19 (4 - 7 p.m.) -- last names A-G
- Group 1 (A - Bh): http://zoom.us/j/99766963865
- Group 2 (Bi - Cl): http://zoom.us/j/93587679660
- Group 3 (Co - Fi): http://zoom.us/j/98004033064
- Group (Fl - G): http://zoom.us/j/99450682256
- Jan. 23 (4 - 7 p.m.) -- last names H-O
- Group 1 (H - Kal): http://zoom.us/j/92943595016
- Group 2 (Kam - Ky): http://zoom.us/j/91051440618
- Group 3 (L - Mar): http://zoom.us/j/98478638157
- Group (Mas - O): http://zoom.us/j/94801161522
- Jan. 25 (4 - 7 p.m.) -- last names P-Z
- Group 1 (P - Re): http://zoom.us/j/94318157346
- Group 2 (Rh - Si): http://zoom.us/j/95659292979
- Group 3 (Sk - Va): http://zoom.us/j/97714864580
- Group (Ve - Z): http://zoom.us/j/91692781361
WATCH: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Worksheet Walkthrough (YouTube)
The completed 2023-24 Incoming Freshman Course Selection form must be returned by Jan. 27 in order to ensure a smooth transition to high school. Once received, an Incoming Freshman Course Verification Confirmation sheet will be mailed home in early February. Instructions for submitting requests for an elective course change will also be included.
How Incoming Freshmen Receive Their iPad
All incoming freshmen receive an iPad which they keep until they earn a diploma with Stevenson. Students should expect to use these to access etextbooks, class assignments and communicate with their teachers. Incoming freshmen attending summer school will receive their SHS iPad in the classroom on the first day of summer school. Students attending the first sessions of summer school will receive their SHS iPad on Tuesday, June 6. If a student only attends the second session, they will receive their SHS iPad on Wednesday, July 5.
For students not attending summer school SHS iPads will be distributed on Freshmen Orientation Day on Friday, Aug. 11.
Things to keep in mind:
- The District requires the iPad to be in a case. The District-issued case does not have a keyboard. You may choose to purchase your own case. Please check the model of the iPad before you purchase.
- The SHS iPad is signed in to a Managed Apple ID. This provides 200 GB of iCloud storage.
- The SHS iPad will not have access to the App Store, iMessage or FaceTime. All academic apps can be found in Self Service.
- Zoom is the available app for video chat with classmates. It is already installed on the SHS iPad with your Stevenson Zoom account set up.
- Earbuds, Headphones, Apple Pencils, Stylus and keyboards are all accessories that the District does not supply. If you choose to purchase your own, please check the model of the iPad before you purchase.
- The notetaking and annotation app used at SHS is Notability and is already installed on the iPad.
Student Access to Technology
Stevenson students are given access to several different technology programs. Every student is provided with a network account, an email account, Canvas account, IRC account and an Infinite Campus account. Login information (account names and passwords) should be kept private at all times. Additionally, all freshmen will have the Student Guidebook downloaded onto their iPads.
Students with questions or needing assistance with an SHS-issued iPad should visit the technicians at the SMARTdesk. The SMARTdesk is located in the Link Labs building. During summer school, the SMARTdesk is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special hours will be posted. During the school year, it is open on regular school days from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On late arrival days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special hours will be posted.
During the school year, computers are available for student use in the Information Learning Center (ILC) in the West Building (Room 2300/1300) or in the East Learning Center (Room 7026). Freshmen may use the desktop computers during study hall by asking a classroom teacher for a pass to one of the Learning Centers from study hall.
The use of a Stevenson High School computer is intended to serve instructional purposes only, playing games is not permitted. In exchange for the privilege of using the District’s computers, computer network and internet access, students must consent to staff members monitoring such use.
In order to use the internet, a summer school student must have a signed Acceptable Use Guideline form (regarding access and use of the District Information Services systems) on file. For the school year, students will agree to acceptable use during the registration process. Inappropriate use of the District’s computers, computer network and/or internet access may be considered gross disobedience or misconduct.
To view more detailed information about our technology services, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit www.pornololite.com/student-life/tech-services.
Patriot Wellness Center Orientation
Patriot Wellness Center Orientation
The Patriot Wellness Center is an exciting and inclusive space for all students. Student safety is our priority while we foster competence and confidence in movement ability to support physical and mental wellness and performance. To align our actions with our priorities, we created a simple 60-minute PWC orientation that ensures students move safely and effectively throughout the wellness space. With the tools and insights provided, students will maximize their time in the PWC and work toward their potential. Please register below to ensure student safety and well-being.
*Required for incoming Freshmen who want to utilize the PWC during the summer of '23
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
- How are my student’s placements determined in English, mathematics, science and multilingual learning?
- What if I have questions about my student’s placement in English, mathematics, science, multilingual learning, or special education?
- What is a normal class load?
- What is Freshman Advisory?
- Should my student take a full-period study hall or a seventh class?
- Which courses should my student take for college?
- What if my student is having difficulties in a class?
- Should my student take summer school courses?
- Are school counselors available over the summer?
- When may a student take Driver Education?
- How do we learn about co-curricular activities?
- Are there late afternoon buses for students involved in sports and student activities?
- How do I contact my student’s counselor?
- How does my student see their school counselor privately?
- What kinds of support services are available at Stevenson High School?
- Are there any iPad restrictions?
- Do all students need to take swimming?
- When is the first day of school for freshmen?
How are my student’s placements determined in English, mathematics, science and multilingual learning?
Placements are determined based on a combination of a student’s performance in eighth grade courses, conversations with the student’s eighth grade teachers and benchmark data.
Options are available for adjustment but parents/guardians and students should discuss this with the student’s current teachers.
What if I have questions about my student’s placement in English, mathematics, science, multilingual learning, or special education?
You should contact the director of the specific academic department:
Dr. Steve Wood
What is a normal class load?
The typical school day consists of eight 47-minute periods. School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m. Freshmen may enroll in up to seven classes (including physical education or dance) but have the option to enroll in a study hall as opposed to a seventh class. Freshmen are assigned to a lunch/Advisory period. Lunch periods are divided into two periods: 27 minutes for lunch and 20 minutes for Advisory.
What is Freshman Advisory?
Freshmen are assigned to an Advisory that meets Monday through Thursday for 20 minutes during their lunch period. Advisories are supervised by selected Stevenson teachers and upperclassmen who enjoy working with students in a less structured setting. The goal of Advisory is to make the transition to Stevenson as smooth as possible for all freshmen. School counselors visit advisories regularly to meet with their students. Additionally, deans and social workers visit advisories throughout the year to ensure students get to know other Student Support Team (SST) members.
Should my student take a full-period study hall or a seventh class?
We recommend that all students should consider the following before deciding:
- A study hall provides a structured time and place to work on homework assignments, get extra help in the learning centers or make up missed tests at the testing center.
- For a student involved in co-curricular activities, a study hall provides time for homework completion.
- A seventh class allows students to explore elective courses. Stevenson High School offers elective courses across many divisions. Course descriptions can be found in the Stevenson Coursebook, which is also available on the Stevenson website.
If undecided about what to do, remember that a student may start a semester with a seventh course and has approximately seven weeks in which to drop a course without suffering any penalty. Talk to a school counselor for more information.
Which courses should my student take for college?
All information pertaining to graduation requirements and college admissions can be found in the beginning pages of the Stevenson Coursebook. College admissions requirements vary from school to school. Some schools require fine arts, applied arts and/or world language courses. Any questions can be directed to your student’s school counselor.
What if my student is having difficulties in a class?
If a student is having a problem in a class, all remedies start with the student talking to the teacher. Students are advised to make an appointment to meet a teacher during free time or a study hall period to discuss the difficulties. Students are also encouraged to meet with their school counselors. Counselors will share resources and supports available and assist students in developing plans to address their concerns.
Should my student take summer school courses?
Summer school is not required, but taking a summer school course allows a student to become familiar with Stevenson’s academic policies and procedures and get to know other students. It may also allow a student to create space in their schedule during the school year for an elective course or study hall.
Are school counselors available over the summer?
Yes, students can email any course-related questions or request an appointment with a school counselor by emailing email@example.com or calling 847-415-4080 over the summer break.
When may a student take Driver Education?
Enrollment in driver education is based on age. Cutoff dates are printed in the Stevenson Coursebook. This course is normally taken during one semester of sophomore or junior year as students are ineligible to take the course during freshman year. The student must have a social security number, an instruction permit issued by the Secretary of State’s office through the Driver Education Department, parent/guardian consent, verification of age and have earned at least eight credits in the previous two semesters. Passing the classroom phase of Driver Education is required for graduation.
How do we learn about co-curricular activities?
Each student will receive a Co-Curricular Activities catalog in Freshman Advisory. Students are also invited to attend the Co-Curricular Fair on March 22 to discover all that Stevenson offers. In addition, club and sport meeting times are announced through the student announcements webpage on the Stevenson website and through the Stevenson Network News (SNN) morning announcements. For more information, visit: www.pornololite.com/students/activities
Are there late afternoon buses for students involved in sports and student activities?
How do I contact my student’s counselor?
Parents/guardians can always contact a school counselor by email or phone. One option available to freshman families is arranging a SCoPE meeting. Student Counselor Parent/Guardian Engagement (SCoPE) meetings will consist of a 30-minute meeting with the student, parent/guardian and counselor during which families will have the opportunity to share more information about their student’s strengths, interests, goals and concerns. In addition, counselors will provide information about their role in helping students and families to navigate the high school experience as well as make the most of programs and resources offered to support students.
How does my student see their school counselor privately?
What kinds of support services are available at Stevenson High School?
Students experiencing difficulties at Stevenson are referred to the individual’s Student Support Team (SST), consisting of school counselor, a school psychologist, a dean and a social worker. Appropriate intervention strategies to promote student success are recommended at weekly SST meetings. More information can be found on the Student Services webpage as well as the Student Learning Program webpage.
Student Learning Programs:
Are there any iPad restrictions?
The Stevenson iPads will be issued with a managed Apple ID. This will automatically disable these features: iMessage, FaceTime, purchasing through the app store, iTunes store, Book Store, HomeKit connected device and Apple Pay. Parents/guardians are encouraged to handle and view the Stevenson iPad and set any family household rules about iPads. The iPad is still property of the school until the student graduates.
Students should not expect privacy on the Stevenson iPad. It is a tool for school, not a personal device. Parents/guardians are welcome to set additional restrictions on school-issued iPads using the options provided within the operating system. In iPadOS 16, there are many features for restrictions. For details about Apple’s iPadOS restrictions, please visit this webpage: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304.
Use of any third-party apps for restrictions of the Stevenson iPad will conflict with the district management of the iPad and therefore will not function. Parents/guardians may request to have the district add restrictions and manage them. Inquiries for district management of restrictions can be emailed to Nancy Hudson, SMARTdesk Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do all students need to take swimming?
When is the first day of school for freshmen?
Communication with Families
Keep an eye on this section for more information!
- Annual Stevenson Registration Overview - Apr. 18, 2023
- Orientation Recap and Upcoming To-Dos - Jan. 18, 2023
- Welcome Stevenson Class of 2027 Families! - Dec. 5, 2022
Annual Stevenson Registration Overview - Apr. 18, 2023
April 18, 2023
Dear Incoming Freshman Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for your ongoing attention as we continue the transition process with you and your student! Here’s what’s to expect next: our two-part annual registration process and Freshman Orientation Day. Please note: This is only an overview of what is to come, and no action is needed from families at this time. More explicit and detailed reminders and instructions will be sent in the coming weeks and months.
Part 1 of registration - residency verification. On May 1, we will begin the annual residency verification process, which is automatically handled through a third-party vendor. If your residency is confirmed, no further action is required. If your residency is not confirmed, we will provide instructions on how to provide additional documentation. Please be attentive to your email during the week of May 15 and remember that residency must be verified in order to move onto part two of the annual registration process.
Part 2 of registration - annual agreement and fees payment. Once you receive confirmation that your residency has been verified, families will need to complete the annual agreement and fees payment via Infinite Campus. Please note that you will not be able to complete this part of the process until your residency has been verified.
Freshman Orientation Day. Lastly, please save the date for Freshman Orientation Day, which will take place on Aug. 11 at Stevenson! More detailed information will be emailed to you later this summer. Your student will receive their 2023-24 schedule on this day.
While everything you need to know can be found on the Incoming Freshmen: Class of 2027 webpage, we will also send email reminders and instructions about these important deadlines as we move through the registration process. As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions! We will be in touch again in early May.
Orientation Recap and Upcoming To-Dos - Jan. 18, 2023
January 18, 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you to those who attended one of our Incoming Freshman Family Orientations! We hope you found the information helpful as you begin this journey of transitioning your student to Stevenson High School. To those who were not able to make orientation, you may access a recording of the presentations on the Incoming Freshmen: Class of 2027 webpage. The recording includes information about the transition process, our academic divisions and resources available to freshmen and their families.
While orientation may have come and gone, we are committed to staying in touch with our incoming freshman families to ensure you feel informed, confident and prepared throughout the transition process. So what’s next?
Virtual course selection - begins tomorrow and due Jan. 27: You should have received a mailed letter with your student’s course placements. This is a critical component that you will need during the virtual course selection process. During these nights, our counselors will walk you through course selection for your student’s first year.
- Virtual course selection takes place tomorrow (last names A-G), Jan. 23 (last names H-O) and Jan. 25 (last names P-Z). For Zoom links, please visit our Incoming Freshmen: Class of 2027 webpage.
- The course placement worksheet must be completed by Jan. 27. A course verification letter will be mailed to you in early February.
Enrollment - due Jan. 27: You should have received an email on Jan. 10 with instructions on how to begin online enrollment, a one-time process of gathering important information that we will use to work with you and your student over the next four years. The enrollment process is completed online using Infinite Campus, our student management system. Please refer to that Jan. 10 email to get started with online enrollment.
- Online enrollment must be completed by Jan. 27.
Optional summer school registration - begins tomorrow: Once you and your student have gone through virtual course selection, you may register your child for summer school, should they choose to attend, through Infinite Campus. Submission of the course placement worksheet in late January does not register your child into any summer school courses. Following virtual course selection, you can log into Infinite Campus to get started with summer school registration.
Summer school registration opens on Jan. 19 and must be completed by March 23.
We will be in touch again with more reminders and action items that must be done in March. As always, everything you need to know — including a calendar of events/deadlines and a family to-do list — is on our Incoming Freshmen: Class of 2027 webpage. If you have any questions, please contact us anytime.
Welcome Stevenson Class of 2027 Families! - Dec. 5, 2022
December 5, 2022
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2027:
We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you and your child to the Stevenson family! We know that your child’s transition from eighth grade to high school is both exciting and filled with many questions. This letter will provide a general outline of the transition process and share information regarding the important steps which families must complete in order for incoming ninth grade students to attend Stevenson High School this fall.
Everything you need to know regarding the transition process may also be found on the Incoming Freshman section of the SHS website: www.pornololite.com/incoming-
The Incoming Freshman Orientation Evenings will be held on January 11 (last names A-G), January 12 (last names H-O) and January 17 (last names P-Z) beginning at 7:00 p.m in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). During Orientation, families will learn more information about Stevenson’s course offerings and co-curricular opportunities from our students, directors and our principal. Each family will receive a packet containing the 2023-24 coursebook, summer school catalog, co-curricular brochure, Transitions booklet and other resources during this evening. Following Orientation, directors will be available to answer questions. If you are interested in participating in a school tour before the Orientation program, please meet at the Forum (Point) entrance beginning at 6 p.m. While we ask that you attend the date that corresponds to your last name so that we may try to balance numbers, please choose an alternate date if necessary. There is no need to inform us of the change.
Enrollment is the one-time process of gathering important information about our students and families. The enrollment process will be completed online using Infinite Campus, our student management system. During the week following winter break, your family will receive an email with instructions on how to use Infinite Campus to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment may be completed beginning January 10 and is due by January 27.
Course selection is the process of choosing the courses your student will take during the 2023-24 school year. During the week of January 16, families will receive a letter sharing your child’s course recommendations for English, math, science, and World Languages (if applicable). Shortly after this information is mailed, we will host three virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshman families on January 19 (last names A-G), January 23 (last names H-O), and January 25 (last names P-Z). During these evenings, families will have the opportunity to meet with a Stevenson school counselor or director some time between 4 and 7 p.m. to choose classes for the 2023-24 school year. Zoom links and instructions for attending the course selection evenings will be posted on the Incoming Freshman Families section of our website in mid-January. Specific course selections must be completed by January 27.
Stevenson High School offers two e-newsletters to help students and families stay informed. The Daily Digest is a daily newsletter published on school days for students and families. It features a mixture of Stevenson news, student announcements and varsity sports results. The e-Minuteman is a monthly newsletter for parents and guardians. It includes important deadlines and reminders, key updates and announcements. All students and families are automatically subscribed to both newsletters each school year.
The time from now until the first day of high school marks the beginning of an important partnership between home and school to ensure that your child has a wonderful high school experience. Please know that we are here to answer any questions/concerns you may have through this process. Kindly reach out to Regina Anderson (847.415.4502/reanderson@d125.
We look forward to working with you and your child!