Horizon to High School
As 8th grade students look toward their Horizon to High School, they must complete their 8th Grade Celebration Requirements. These expectations are designed to help pave a pathway to success on their way to high school and beyond.
In Manteca Unified, we set students up for ultimate success by ensuring they are prepared for whichever path they choose after high school.
As students journey through high school, parents and guardians should know how their child is being prepared for college and careers and how they can help support them from home.
Outlined below are a few things to expect in the coming weeks and months:
8th Grade Parent night
January or early February
Students will receive an invitation with a specific date. Both students and their families are highly encouraged to attend this in-person event, which will include information about classes, campus culture, expectations, extracurricular activities and more!
Counselors First Visit
Students will be given a "Class ballot" which is a listing of school-specified freshman classes that they can enroll in. During this event, students are handed a “Course Catalog" (En Español) which lists Manteca Unified's class offerings. Students and families are encouraged to review the catalog to select courses that are school-specific.
If your child plans to attend a four-year university, view the college-approved “A-G” requirements here!
Counselors Second Visit
Late February or early March
Each year, following Winter Break, counselors from each traditional high school visit elementary sites in their boundary area to discuss classes and opportunities.
Counselors will answer any questions and help select an educational pathway for every student. We believe every student has a pathway whether it’s education, employment, and/or enlistment! During this 1-on-1 meeting, students will enroll in freshman classes. Families will be invited to this meeting and are encouraged to attend!
“High School is an exhilarating time! Students make new friends, establish supportive relationships with teachers and staff, try new things, and get to become part of a loving and spirited high school community!”
- Lisa Wilson, Lathrop High School Counselor
Call to Get Connected with Your High School's Counseling Office
East Union High School- (209) 858-7270
Lathrop High School- (209) 938-6350
Manteca High School- (209) 825-7340
Sierra High School- (209) 825-7410
Weston Ranch High School- (209) 938-6245