Febrauary 15, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 21, parents of current IPS 8th-graders are invited to the Making a Successful Transition to High School workshop to learn how to help students prepare for high school by managing college and career preparation and navigating resources.

The goal is to successfully prepare students to achieve the district’s 3Es: enrollment in college, enlistment in the military, or employment at a livable wage upon graduation.

Topics for the workshop include:

  • The Differences Between Middle School and High School
  • High School Requirements and What Tests are Required for Graduation
  • How to Support Your Student in Creating Good Study Habits and Test Taking Skills
  • Connecting Parents to Resources to Improve Student Achievement in High School

“Through a collaborative effort, each of the four IPS high schools and Stand for Children will provide a series of parental meetings to address the transitioning process for all 8th-grade students,” said Flora Jones, IPS Postsecondary Readiness director. “This is a time when parents can gain access to the many tools available in the high school setting, such as Naviance, PowerSchool, diploma requirements and pathway exploration.”

The workshop will be held at various times in multiple locations to accommodate parent’s schedules. The evening meetings will include dinner for participating parents (provided by the IPS Education Foundation).

Come and learn more about the IPS High School Experience! Meetings at IPS high schools will be held inside the school’s Future Center.

Making a Successful Transition to High School Meeting Times, Locations:

Thursday, Feb. 21:

  • 9 to 11 a.m., Arsenal Technical High School, 1500 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46201; Room 107 inside Treadwell Hall
  • 9 to 11 a.m., Crispus Attucks High School, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • 5 to 7 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy. N. Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • 5 to 7 p.m., Crispus Attucks High School, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Hawthorne Center, 2440 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Northwest Middle School, 5525 W. 34th St., Indianapolis, IN 46224