O. Henry Middle School

Transition Information for 2022-2023

Dear Current and Future Mustangs,

This is an exciting time of year where we look forward to the year ahead in middle school. It is also a time that requires some very careful planning for your future. Included in this newsletter are scheduled activities and information that will help you get ready for a successful new year at O. Henry Middle School.

O. Henry Middle School Transition Timeline for 2022-2023

November 13th

AISD Virtual Choice Fair


Week of Nov. 15th

OHMS Counselors visit elementary schools for information about middle school


January 2022

Course Fair at O. Henry


Jan/Feb 2022

OHMS Counselors visit elementary schools for course selections


April/May 2022

Spring Community events


August 2022

Transition Camp and Derby Day



Check back to this page as we will update it with helpful information and videos throughout the Spring of 2022.

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O Henry Middle School

At O. Henry we Educate the Whole Child

At O. Henry we believe that academic along with Social Emotional Learning is important to help foster every child's unique talents and strengths. Every student is valued at OHMS!

Check Out Our Amazing Electives!

We offer some great electives at O. Henry and try to offer a little bit of everything for everyone. Check out the videos our electives teachers made to tell you about their classes. Offerings may change from year to year, but this will give you a great start. We even have a math video to help explain the different options for 6th grade. First click on the flyer, then you can watch an elective video by clicking on the box.


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Middle School Requirements

All Middle School students take the four core classes every year - English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math. Families can choose whether they want their child to take the Academic or Advanced level of each class. For Math, families can also choose two accelerated tracks which will lead to high school credit math classes by 7th or 8th grade. The math tracks are shown below.


Middle School students also need to take a year of PE or Dance in 6th grade, at least one semester in 7th grade, and at least one semester in 8th grade for a total of 4 semesters of physical education.


Finally, all students must take one Fine Arts class during their time at middle school. We highly recommend taking your Fine Arts in 6th grade so that you can continue throughout middle school and experience some of the great advanced level classes, field trips and competitions!

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Transfer Information

O. Henry Middle School is open to transfer students. Austin ISD will begin accepting priority transfer requests for in district students for the 2022-2023 school year beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 4th. Non AISD employees may request out-of-district transfers for their student(s) beginning Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Transfer applications and instructions can be found at www.austinisd.org/transfer