Freshman Transition

Dear Incoming Ninth Graders and Parents/Guardians,

Bedford High School is excited to welcome the class of 2024 to our school community. Though the official start of your BHS career will not occur until September, the process of building your schedule for next year begins this month. The goal of this process is to develop a course load that challenges you while also allowing you to develop your current interests and abilities and try new areas to stimulate new interests. There are multiple opportunities to have discussions and engage in reflection around the direction of your academic career at BHS. Be honest with yourself about your abilities, time constraints, and interests. Ask questions and seek out the advice and guidance of the adults in your life, be they your parents, teachers, or counselor. Work toward finding a balance between the rigor of the classroom and the demands of other activities outside of the classroom. Finding that balance is essential to your success and well-being as you progress through high school.

Here are important dates to be aware of: 
*For a step by step guide of the scheduling process please see the Program of Studies

Tuesday, February 4-Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Teachers make course level recommendations and confer with students.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 
Bedford High School 8th Grade Student & Parent/Guardian Night.

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
All 8th grade students will attend a High School Scheduling Seminar meeting during the school day. Students will learn more about the High School, and specifically what their responsibilities are in the course selection process.

Wednesday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 17, 2020
8th grade students and parents input course requests in Aspen
Once students complete their requests in Aspen, they should submit their Course Request Sheet to their counselor.

Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday, April 2, 2020
School counselor, will meet with, and advise 8th grade students to complete schedule requests in Aspen.

We look forward to working with you all as you matriculate to BHS!  If you have any questions during this process, please reach out to your 8th grade teachers and counselor.

Ms. Alicia Linsey
Director of Counseling, Pre-K-12


Incoming Freshman Informational Packet- click here 

8th Grade Student and Parent/Guardian Evening Presentation-click here

Course Request Worksheet-click here

Program of Studies 2020-2021

Composite of 9th Grade Offerings-click here

8th Grade Student and Parent info for Hanscom friends- click here 

*For a step by step guide of the scheduling process please see the Program of Studies