Junior High Resources
These documents are especially for current junior high students and parents.
Academic Planning Guides
We've updated the name! Starting with 2018-2019, "course description books" are now called "academic planning guides".
These are our course planning guides for students entering 7th and 8th grade. Sixth graders will need this document to decide which classes to sign up for in junior high.
These course planning guides cover classes for 9th through 12 grade. Eighth graders will use this document to decide which classes to sign up for in 9th grade.
- High School Academic Planning Guide 2023-2024
- High School Academic Planning Guide 2022-2023 (with cover graphic)
These guides help students prepare for the school transitions in their future.
- For current sixth graders/entering seventh graders: Junior High Success Guide
- For current eighth graders: My Road to Success Beyond Junior High
- For current 10th-12th graders: Guide to Graduation and Beyond...
Information for Spring 2024 Sixth Graders
In addition to our Academic Planning Guides and Success Guides, we've created these special documents for students who will be in seventh grade in Fall of 2024:
- Spring 2024 Letter for 6th Grade Parents
- 2024 Junior High Brochure for Rising 7th Grades
- Video: Making the Move to Junior High (on YouTube)
Schools of Choice
HEB ISD has "Schools of Choice" programs that let students focus on specific topics or skills. The programs aren't always offered at every school. Students and families who are interested in one of these programs will need to apply for the program, and may need to apply for a Schools of Choice transfer if the program is not at the school the student would be zoned for.
More info and resources about Schools of Choice:
- HEB ISD's Schools of Choice webpage
- Note: at the bottom of the HEB ISD Schools of Choice page, we post details about Parent Information Meetings about Junior High Schools of Choice Programs.
- HEB ISD Secondary School of Choice Programs - listed by campus (as of January 2023)