Course Selection & Transition Info

For Rising 9th Grade Students & Families

Happy New Year!

Believe it or not, it is time to start planning for the 2022-2023 school year.

The purpose of this newsletter is to share some important information with you regarding the high school course selection process, student opportunities and transition events.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Thomasson

8th Grade School Counselor

Course Selection

The counseling team from Loudoun County High School will be at Simpson February 7th-8th to assist students with making their elective course selections for next year. I would encourage parents to begin talking with your student about what electives they are interested in taking. Visit the link below to see the list of course offerings as well as other pertinent scheduling information.

Your student's current 8th grade teachers will be making course recommendations for the core subjects - English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Your student should be able to view these recommendations under the Course Request tab in StudentVue by the end of February. If you have questions or concerns regarding a recommended course, please reach out to the individual teacher.

High school course descriptions can be found in the LCPS Program of Studies:

Student Opportunities


The CAMPUS program is an LCPS initiative designed to support first-generation, college-bound students. Students may apply in the Spring of 8th grade to begin the program in 9th grade. Visit the links below to learn more about CAMPUS.

CAMPUS Website:


CAMPUS Online Application:


Is your student interested in participating in the NJROTC program? Simpson students are not required to submit an application if they are zoned to attend LCHS. When students complete the course selection process in February, they should select NJROTC as one of their electives. Visit the link below to learn more about the NJROTC program.

Rising 9th Grade Academic Night

Thursday, Feb. 10th, 6pm

Loudoun County High School

Join LCHS staff to learn more about academic opportunities for rising 9th grade students.