Transition to High School

Swallow graduates attend Arrowhead Union High School (AHS) for high school.  Throughout the school year as information is received from AHS relating to the 8th to 9th grade transition including important parent meetings, student orientation, scheduling information, and any programmatic changes, this page will be updated.

The information for the 8th grade class of 2019 will be updated as it is known in the fall.
The transition to high school is an exciting next chapter for students and families and we want to let you know what that transition process looks like both here at Swallow and at Arrowhead, as well as important dates and events to add to your calendar.  There is also information relevant for children planning to attend a different high school.  




Arrowhead High School

South  Campus Library

November _____ (your choice of date to attend) at 6:30pm

Recommended:  Attend these meetings to hear about Course Options for freshman at AHS in the core content areas and learn more about the Informed Choice concept for course selection. Consider reviewing your child’s ASPIRE results from 7th grade to assist with enrollment decisions.  Results were sent home last spring.

Swallow School

November ______

All 7th and 8th graders will take the ASPIRE test.The ASPIRE test assesses student readiness in English, math, reading, science, and writing. Along with subject area scores, there are reporting categories based on the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards to provided additional perspectives on student readiness. Results will be provided when they become available in the winter/spring.

Arrowhead High School

December _____

Optional:  Per the information which will be provided at the meetings in early November, if students are needing to take the ACT for AHS Informed Choice Course Placement, these are the dates AHS if offering it.  Advanced registration through AHS is required--please refer to information from the November meetings for directions to do so. There is a $12.00 fee to take the ACT.

Arrowhead High School

January ______(your choice of date to attend)

Recommended: Freshman orientation meetings which all families with students planning to attend AHS should attend.

Arrowhead High School with Swallow Support


Required:  AHS Course Selection/Registration Process.  Students will be selecting their courses for next year with support from AHS and Swallow guidance counselors.



Please check the Thursday Folder and direct emails to 8th graders and families about upcoming graduation information, the Washington, D.C. trip, and how to request the transfer of student records if your child will not be attending AHS.  

Please contact Scott Morgan at or Andrew Joseph at with any questions you have as they work closely with Arrowhead on the 8th grade transition process.

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