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Transition from Middle School to High School

On Monday, January 25, 2021, 8th grade students will begin planning their transition to high school. We want to make each student's transition as smooth as possible. 

During this week, students will engage in a week-long unit of transition planning to help them be better prepared for high school. Students will work with their middle school counselor and Career Pathways or Leadworthy teacher to learn about the important parts of planning for high school including graduation requirements and developing an individual four-year plan. (Virtual Academy students will work with their middle school counselors to complete these activities via Zoom.)

  • 1st day of planning: Students will learn all about Central High School and have an overview of what high school will be like. 
  • 2nd day of planning: Students will learn about the SAISD Opportunity Guide and begin to choose their program of study and pathway. 
  • 3rd day of planning: Students will begin to build their 4-year plan for high school courses leading towards graduation.  
  • 4th day of planning: Students will complete their 4-year plan for high school and submit this to their teacher.  

"Welcome to Central High School" Presentation - This presentation contains helpful information regarding graduation plans and Pre-AP, AP, Dual-Credit, and CTE courses. 

Watch the following video to learn more about the exciting opportunities awaiting your students next year at Central High School.

Educational Planning Guide

The Educational Planning Guide  (formerly known as the Course Catalog) has all of the information that our parents and students will need to help them prepare for high school.  Graduation plans and requirements are explained in detail so that families have a good idea of what will be expected of students as they move through high school. Each grade (9-12) is explained in detail with the available courses for students as well as important steps that students should take for their future planning during each grade.  Descriptions of all courses available for high school students are also included in this planning guide. 

High School Educational Planning Guide

Opportunity Guide

This guide explains the options high school students have for programs of study in SAISD.  These programs of study are career-focused pathways that will allow students to explore their interests and help them better prepare for their career interests while in high school. These are not only vocational programs, but can help our students prepare for careers that may require college degrees also, such as careers in healthcare, counseling, and education. There are many more opportunities in this guide for our students to explore and take advantage of as they prepare for high school. 

San Angelo ISD Opportunity Guide

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have questions about the process of selecting courses for your new high school student? Please contact your Middle School counselor. 

Glenn Middle School Counseling Center: (325) 947-3841 x128

Lee (Lone Star) Middle School Counseling Center: (325) 947-3871 x128