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Incoming Students

6th Graders


About 300 incoming 6th graders transition from three elementary feeder schools into Jane Addams each year.  The counselors work hard to assist students and families with this transition.  This transition process begins while students attend their fifth grade year in the elementary school.  The counselors collaborate with fifth grade teachers to learn about each student so an appropriate schedule of classes can be assigned for 6th grade.  During the spring the counselors visit the elementary schools to provide fun-filled informational sessions to all the 5th grade students.  At the end of their 5th grade year students take a walking field trip to Addams where the counselors coordinate a scavenger hunt aimed at orienting students to their new school for the fall.  In addition the counselors host a parent information night providing incoming families an opportunity to learn more about Addams and ask questions. 

5th Grade Parent Presentation

Elementary Articulation



Dates Will Be Posted After Spring Vacation 2017