Welcome New Grizzly!

Everything you need to know to become an AHS Grizzly

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Dear New Grizzly,

Welcome to Ashland High School-- We look forward to getting to know you in the months ahead. AHS is an incredible place to learn with so many opportunities! Below you will find information for many of the programs available. We wish you an incredible high school experience and much success!

First Day of School-- August 26, 2019--Half Day and a BBQ for All New Students

The first day of school is August 26th for Freshmen and new students of all grades. This will be a half day (8:30-12:00) with all 8 classes so that students can learn their way around the campus. A free BBQ lunch will be provided by the Leadership Team on the quad. (vegetarian options available). The first day of school for returning students is August 27th.


Ashland Middle School, Willow Wind and John Muir Students

All students entering high school must register for the 2019-2020 School Year via the parent PowerSchool account. Although students may have already chosen their classes, they must still register. https://ps.ashland.k12.or.us/public/home.html

Proof of Residency Required for Registration

Freshmen and New Students will be asked to upload TWO proofs of residency:

1. One must be either a current mortgage statement, escrow papers, property tax bill or a current rental agreement signed by both parties.


2. the other must be a current utility bill, financial statement, pay stub, insurance papers (car, home, health) or government documents (social security, WIC, Oregon Health plan, Unemployment Insurance) *Please note that drivers licenses and telephone bills are not accepted*

You can upload a scan or a clear photograph directly to the registration page or you can bring the paperwork in to the office beginning August 7th.

Information for Non-Ashland Residents

Begining with the 2019-2020 school year, the state of Oregon does not allow open enrollment.

Traditional inter-district transfers are allowed. Please see our Out of District Students page for more information.


Fresh Start Overnight Retreat for Incoming Freshmen

1st Retreat Session August 14-15

2nd Retreat Session August 17-18

3rd Retreat Session August 20-21

Cost $XXXXX (scholarships available)

Includes Transportation, Food (vegetarian options available) and activities.

Welcome Class of 2023!

This August, all incoming 9th graders will have the opportunity to attend the AHS Fresh Start Orientation Retreat at Mt. Ashland Lodge. This unique overnight program will prepare new students for the transition into high school with a wealth of fun and valuable activities led by AHS Leadership Staff and trained junior and senior high school counselors. Students will learn helpful problem-solve techniques, build meaningful friendships, get the answers to high school’s Big Questions, and much more. If you have a cool talent (singing, playing music, poetry, dance, etc.) we’d love for you to perform at our Open Mic !

You will be receiving information packets in the mail over the summer about your session dates. Ashland High School looks forward to meeting you in August!

Students will be assigned to a session based on their Grizz Academy classes-- if they are unable to attend their assigned session they are welcome to attend either of the other sessions.

Fresh Start

Questions about Classes or Schedules?

Returning Students

Counselors will be available on a drop-in basis in the library

8/12 Monday 8-12 and 1-4

8/13 Tuesday 9-12 and 1-5

New Students

Students who are new to the district who need a brand new schedule need to contact Karyn.Barats@ashland.k12.or.us or 541 482 8771 x2114 to schedule an appointment. Appointments available on 8/13 Wednesday and 8/14 Thursday.

Math Placement Test-- all new students must complete a math placement test before receiving a schedule. Upcoming test dates:

Tuesday, August 20 2:00-4:00

Monday, August 26 12:30-2:30 (afternoon of the first day of school)

Wednesday, August 28 4:00-6:00

Math Placement Test contact information: Tammy.Anderson@ashland.k12.or.us

Spanish Placement Test-all students who wish to enroll in Spanish 2 or higher must complete a Spanish Placement Test by contacting Gladys.Contreras@ashland.k12.or.us

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