Rising 7th and Rising 8th Grade Families

This year, the course selection process at Gunston Middle School will be digital and the deadline to submit your child’s Course Request Form (CRF’s) is Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  To learn more about the course selection process and the important dates, please click READ MORE.

February is an important time of the year as students select classes for the upcoming school year.  We ask that you join us and encourage your children to stretch themselves academically, as middle school coursework is an important foundation for high school and beyond.   Students have the opportunity to earn a high school credit in the 7th and/or 8th grade by taking a world language course.  Earning high school credit in middle school gives students more options in high school.  Additionally, the world language courses help students who want to apply to Washington-Liberty’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, or Arlington Tech.  This year, the course selection process at Gunston Middle School will be digital and the deadline to submit your child’s Course Request Form (CRF’s) is Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  Important dates for the course selection process are outlined below:

Date Activity
February 9 (Today) Course Request Form (CRF) links go live on the Gunston Website .
Links are also available here:

February 16th Student Course Request video lesson shown during TA Classes

**Wednesday, February 24th**

6:00 – 7:30 PM (Virtual-Zoom)

The Rising 7/8th Grade Orientation has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 24 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. 

To join, please use the following links:

Wednesday, February 24th Deadline to Submit Course Request Forms (CRFs)
Important Notes

1. Students must be logged in to APS Google account in order to view the Course Request Form (CRF).

2. Parents should sit with the student to complete the Course Request Form (CRF).  There is a required parent verification section.

3. Students can only submit the Course Request From (CRF) ONCE.  Please make class choices carefully.

Please note that, if your child receives Special Education and/or EL services, then a Reading or Instructional Studies course may be required instead of an elective class.  Additionally, if your child needs additional support in reading or math, a Reading Strategies and/or Math Strategies course may be required instead of an elective class.

If you have questions about the Course Request Form, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kolody (6th grade counselor) at sharon.kolody@apsva.us or Ms. Carr (7th grade counselor) at lindsay.carr@apsva.us.