Grade 8 to 9 Recommendations

posted Mar 11, 2019, 4:09 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Good morning Grade 8 Families,

I hope that this message finds you and your family well.  On March 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. current Grade 8 students and parents/guardians will be able to review what courses students have been recommended for in Grade 9 in PowerSchool.

After you have logged into PowerSchool, you will want to select the “Class Registration” option. You will not be able to see this information using the PowerSchool App so please be sure to log into your PowerSchool account via a computer.   

NAMS teachers make recommendations for a student’s placement for the following year based on the classroom performance of the student, the grade the student earns, and the student’s potential to be successful in the subsequent year’s course. Teachers, who see the student every day in the classroom, are best equipped to make this decision.

If a family doesn’t agree with the teacher’s recommendation, the student must...

  • Speak with the teacher giving the recommendation about why the recommendation was given.  If the student would still like to be placed in a higher level, the attached Recommendation Override Form should be completed and returned to the subject area teacher or the NAMS main office no later than 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019.

If a family overrides the teacher’s recommendation, the following criteria will apply:

  • The student will not be permitted to drop back down to the level they were recommended for once the class has begun. Student’s schedules will not be changed until the end of the Trimester.

  • The student will not be allowed to audit the class they override.

  • The student will not be allowed to withdraw (W) from the class they override.

Finally, the ability to see recommendations in PowerSchool will be open at 2:30 p.m. on March 11, 2019.

The deadline to complete and submit a Recommendation Override Form is due by March 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.


Jorge Goncalves


Jorge Goncalves,
Mar 11, 2019, 4:09 AM