Resources to help you understand the 2017 transition

from Elementary School to Middle School 

for 5th and 6th Grade Parents 

Information about the transition to middle school, for students attending  Timbercrest Middle School next year:

For Students not attending Timbercrest Middle School next year

If your 5th or 6th-grade child is attending a different NSD middle school next year, please visit the NSD Middle School Registration Information Page for information about the other NSD middle school Parent Information/Preview nights. 

Shift from Junior High to Middle School

Information about the 2017 Middle School Shift, including information about: 

  • Block Scheduling
  • Exploratory Electives
  • Advisory Periods or "Mascot Time"

is located on the District Website at

Middle School FAQ's


  • Athletics: What is the plan for sports in the middle schools? 
  • Electives: What electives are available? What about Band/Orchestra/Choir? 
  • Waivers: How will my student register if I am applying for a waiver?
  • Math: What math class should my child take in Middle School?

For answers to these FAQ's, visit here: 

Also, please view the Middle School Math Sequence chart here:

Additional information about Waivers:

Highly Capable Students and Special Education Students

Highly Capable 

  • Info about NSD Highly Capable Program:
  • How should current EAP/AAP students register?  AAP students should register in their assigned school. EAP students should register in the AAP school to which they have been assigned. Notification of placement will be sent out by October 14th.  

Highly Capable Testing Information: 

Special Education

2017 Boundary Adjustment Questions

Information regarding upcoming boundary adjustments can be found at the district web page under 2017-2018 Boundary Adjustment Information.


Background information about the Middle School Academic Program (challenge info) :
Middle School Task Force website:
Middle School Task Force/Reconfiguration Resources and Documents Link: 
Slide Show presentation from last spring 2016 about Middle School Transition can be found HERE on the TJH website
Start Time Options information page: