O. Henry Middle School

Transition Information for 2023-2024

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.

Join us on December 7th for Course Fair and Choice Sheet Night!

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O. Henry Middle School Campus Tours

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!

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Check Out Our Amazing Electives!

We offer some great electives at O. Henry and try to offer a little bit of everything for everyone. Learn about the electives we offered in the 22-23 school year by watching the videos our electives teachers made. There is even a math video to help explain the different options for 6th grade. Many will be the same, but we expect some changes for the 23-24 school year!

To get started....click on the picture below to open the document. Then click on the tile to watch the video. Tiles are color coded so you know which classes are open to each grade.

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. Incoming 6th grader students will be required to take their Fine Arts in 6th grade so that they have the option to 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 post information and deadlines soon. Make sure to check back for more information.

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