Middle School Transition

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Middle School Transition


Students not residing in the OHS service area need to first sign up on the Transfer List at the district office (this includes students living in the Capital High School and Griffin School District areas).  The Transfer page can be found on this page: Transfer Students (click here).  All transfers are handled by the Olympia School District main office.


The Transfer List is open 4/11/22 to 5/29/22.  Requests submitted after 5/29/22 will not be considered until late August/early September.


Students not currently attending an OSD middle school must contact our Enrollment and Counseling Secretary at 360-596-7004 or email [email protected].



Welcome Incoming 8th Grade Students and Families  


OHS Counselors will visit Washington Middle School on March 28, 2022 to present Freshmen registration information.  The Counselors will visit Reeves Middle School on March 29, 2022 and Jefferson Middle School on April 11th.


Our Welcome Parent Night/Activity Night will be on April 13 from 6-8pm.  Incoming 9th grade parents/guardians will have an opportunity to hear the Registration Presentation.  Private school students and non-feeder school students are also invited to this presentation.


Hear a welcome from Principal Grant and get information about: The OlyWay, Transitioning to OHS, Bear Crew, Athletics, ASB, Clubs, and more.


Powerpoint presentation used in video: Class of 2026 Registration Presentation


Course Request Form:  Freshmen Course Requests



NOTE:  Students receiving special services from an IEP or ELL teacher will be contacted by their Case Manager to personally request classes with each student.


STEP 1:  Counselors will visit feeder Middle Schools March 28th and 29th.  Students will get hear presentations and get paperwork for registration.

Class of 2026 Registration Presentation


STEP 2:  Use the OHS Course Catalog (click here) to explore course options.  Your current teachers are a great resource to help you decide on academic placement and program options.


STEP 3:  Fill out the Freshmen Course Requests form (click here)

  • Complete the Freshman Course Request form with parent/guardian.  Make sure form is signed by parent/guardian.  
  • Try to attend the Welcome Night for incoming parents and students on April 13th at OHS from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Bring completed forms when OHS counselors return to the middle schools (RMS on April 20, 2022 and WMS on April 21, 2022).

STEP 4: REQUIRED Forms   Please fill out the two forms below if you haven't already (these were passed out to incoming 8th graders with their registration information).. These forms are required for all students entering OHS (even if you have filled them out in previous school years).  You may fill out the form on-line or print the forms. 



Please update any changes in Skyward Family Access.


(To fill out these forms online, download/save the fillable PDF forms (linked below) before entering any of your information. If you complete the forms in a browser window (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and then save them to your computer, the information which you entered may not be saved. Simply download the form first, then fill it out electronically, then save. This will assure all your information entered is included in the completed form.) 


Email completed forms to Patty West at [email protected] or mail them to Olympia High School, Attn: Patty West, 1302 North St SE, Olympia, WA 98501. 


Questions?  Contact Patty West , Enrollment and Counseling Secretary, at [email protected] or (360) 596-7004.


We look forward to seeing you in the fall!