Middle School Transition

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Middle School Transition


Students not residing in the OHS service area (including CHS and Griffin) need to first sign up on the Transfer List at the district office. The Transfer page can be found on this page: Transfer Students (click here)


The Transfer List is open through May 28th.


Students not currently attending an OSD middle school must contact Patty West, our Enrollment and Counseling Secretary, at pwest@osd.wednet.edu to first enroll and then request classes.



OHS Welcome Video for Our 8th Grade Students and Families  


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


Video: Welcome to OHS Class of 2025


Powerpoint presentation used in video: Welcome Class of 2025 (slides)




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:  View Grade Level 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.


Also check out our Showcase presentation to learn more about OHS classes.


STEP 3:  Fill out the Subject Request Worksheet  (this is not a fillable form, please print it to fill it out)

  • Mail the Subject Selection Worksheet to Patty West, Olympia High School, 1302 North Street SE, Olympia WA 98501


STEP 4: Class Application Form?  If you selected a class that requires an application and/or teacher approval as identified by asterisk (*) next to the course title or stated in the Course Catalog, you must complete the 21-22 Application Request form.  By June 2021 you will be emailed follow-up directions from the teacher regarding your request.  (Only a few courses require this application form.)


STEP 5: REQUIRED Forms   Please fill out these two forms - they 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. 


Email completed forms to Patty West at pwest@osd.wednet.edu or mail them to Olympia High School, Attn: Patty West, 1302 North St SE, Olympia, WA 98501. 


(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.)




Questions?  Contact Patty West , Enrollment and Counseling Secretary, at pwest@osd.wednet.edu or (360) 596-7004.


We look forward to seeing you in the fall!