8th Grade Course Selection Information

Please read all the information below, and watch the informational videos.

Parents and Students of Incoming 9th Graders (CLASS OF 2024) to Manchester High School West from Parkside:

Fortunately, many of your students had the opportunity to come to West earlier this year as part of our 8th Grade Step Up Day sponsored by our Gear Up Grant. However, I will say that this is not the way I would prefer to introduce our school to you and students but the current situation has left with us no other options. Normally, we would have visited Parkside and made presentations to them followed by an open house where families could view our facility in a relaxed setting and ask questions of our staff. However, it appears that that won’t be happening anytime in the foreseeable future. (We will have these opportunities if we resume with normal operation.)

So given the current situation we are informing you through this email that it is time for students to select courses for the first year of their high school experience. As we shared on our Step Up Day there are many choices from the course catalog for students to choose.

To make the job much simpler, I have attached the Program of Studies and the Course Selection Worksheet for Freshmen. There is also a Freshman Enrollment Form for those who prefer to do this on paper. These forms will also be mailed to you this week.

Videos for our NJROTC Program and STEAM PROGRAM are posted prominently on our Website west.mansd.org. Music and Theatre Program Videos are in process. CHECK THESE GREAT PROGRAMS OUT! The worksheet contains only the courses that freshmen may select. If you wish to read the course descriptions, please refer to the Program of Studies. All of these forms and videos will also be posted on our website.

Use the Course Selection Worksheet to help fill out the form below. In addition, please get guidance from the Parkside teachers when selecting levels of core subject area (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) courses. Once you have picked out classes, simply fill out this Google Form and hit Submit.


NOTE: Do not worry about the informational pieces and demographic data that are on the Enrollment Form. We will get that information cleaned at another time.

Ms. L'Heureux (School Counselor) at Parkside can assist you with this process if you have any questions. You can also contact our counselors at West if you have any questions. Their emails are:

Cynthia Bilodeau - cbilodeau@mansd.org - Last Name R-Z

Renee Beaulieu - rbeaulieu@mansd.org - Last Name A,B,D,N,P,Q

Eli Glass - eglass@mansd.org - Last Name G,H,I,J,M

Sarah Doherty - sdoherty@mansd.org - Last Name E,K,L & Special Programs

Alicia Moylan - amoylan@mansd.org - Last Name C,F,O & STEAM Program

On behalf of the facult and staff at Manchester High School West I would like to welcome the students and families of the Class of 2024!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any needs, concerns, or questions.


Richard Dichard


Freshman Course Selection Sheet SY20-21 (1)

Freshman Course Selection Form

Freshman Enrollment Form SY20-21

Freshman Enrollment Form