8 to 9 Day gives glimpse into Arlington High

8 to 9 Day gives glimpse into Arlington High
Posted on 12/11/2018
8th graders from Arlington and Lakeland Middle Schools were offered a glimpse into what high school will be like.

On Tuesday, more than 500 8th graders attended the inaugural 8 to 9 Day, where they spent the morning exploring the various courses, clubs and organizations offered at Arlington High School.

"AHS has more than 2,000 students, 31 college-level courses, 40 clubs and organizations and over 20 sports teams. That can be very overwhelming for an entering freshman," said Todd Goforth, ACS Director of Academics. "8 to 9 Day gives our 8th graders a glimpse at all the courses offered at AHS and hopefully sparked their interests."

Students were able to tour 19 classes, such as nursing services, cybersecurity, STEM, coding, criminal justice, fine arts, the TV studio, office management, welding, mechatronics, the PAVE Fine Arts Academy, the Arlington Collegiate Academy and more. AHS Student Ambassadors led the 8th graders on the tour and offered their perspective into high school.

"I want to work in the medical field so it was really cool seeing what those classes in high school look like," said 8th grader Grace Green. "I learned about CPR and how to take blood pressure. I liked it a lot."

"You got to see what classes are at the high school," said Luke Eldridge. "I didn't know that many classes were available, so it was good seeing that."