O. Henry Middle School

Course Selection Information for 2021-2022

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.

Transition to 2021-2022 School Year Timeline

Feeder Elementary Classroom visits to complete Choice Sheets for students (families will be able to review/edit before submitting):

Barton Hills: 6th grade, Tues. Feb. 9th

Barton Hills: 5th grade, Wed. Feb. 10th

Brykerwoods: Fri. Feb. 12th

Casis: Fri. Feb. 12th

Mathews: Fri. March 5th

Oak Hill: Mon. Feb. 8th

Zilker: Wed. Feb. 10th


Current OHMS students classroom visits to complete Choice Sheets (families will be able to review/edit before submitting):

Current 6th graders - World Cultures classes (Wednesday/Thursday, March 3rd and 4th)

Current 7th graders - Texas History classes (Wednesday/Thursday, March 3rd and 4th)


Your child will be given an extensive presentation on completing their choice sheet (course selections) for next year during their Social Studies class this week. Students will work on the choice sheet during the classroom presentation but will not submit it until review by parents. Please do not have your child download, complete, or submit a choice sheet until your child has their presentation from an OHMS counselor. : )


Non Feeder and Non OHMS students:

OHMS Counselors will reach out to Elementary Counselors and parents week of March 1st.

O. Henry Choice Sheets

Have Questions?? Zoom Question and Answer Sessions for current Elementary Parents:

Open Zoom Q & A Sessions: Come whenever you are free during these times:

Wednesday, March 3rd from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Zoom link, click here!

password: turner

Need help finding your choice sheet that you completed in class?

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Need help completing your choice sheet and how to submit it. Watch this "How to":

Course Applications

If you are selecting a course that requires an application, please find the application below and submit by March 1st. Applications are sorted by grade level.

Check Out Our Amazing Elective Videos!

Counselors will be begin visiting classrooms soon to help students fill out the choice sheet and answer questions.


Elementary schools will have presentations between Feb. 8th and 12th.

Current O. Henry students will have presentations between Feb. 16th and 19th.


In the meantime, take some time to watch the videos from all of our elective teachers to help you start deciding. There is even a math video to help you select your 6th grade math track. Just click anywhere on the photo then click on the individual tiles to hear about each class!


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Missed Choice Sheet 101?? Check out the links to the Presentation!

2021-2022 O. Henry Middle School Course Guide

For more detailed information on all our courses and offerings please check out our Course Guide. Please click here:

O. Henry Virtual Tour

O Henry Middle School Elementary Tour

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Required Courses

All Middle School students take the four core classes every year - English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math. For families looking for advanced math options for their student, we have two accelerated tracks available.


6th grade Accelerated Math: Algebra Track: Four years of math instruction are compacted into three years with students completing high school Algebra I in their eighth-grade year.


6th grade Accelerated Math: Algebra + Geometry Track: Additional Advanced Math experience compacts curriculum for 6-8 grade math in sixth grade, high school Algebra I in seventh grade and high school Geometry in 8th grade.


Please scroll further down for more information about our math levels and the recommended scores for course enrollment.

Math Pathways

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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!

Transfer Information

O. Henry Middle School is open to transfer students. Austin ISD will begin accepting transfer requests for in district students for the 2021-2022 school year beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 26th. Non AISD employees may request out-of-district transfers for their student(s) beginning Monday, February 1, 2021.

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