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Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Freshmen


We want all eighth graders well prepared when making the transition from middle school to Penn High School; that’s why we organize a variety of open houses and other informational sessions to welcome students, help get them prepared, provide scheduling information and answer all questions.


Non-PHM students/parents are invited to visit Penn (date and time to be announced later). Counselors will share what to expect coming to Penn with a question & answer session and our Freshman Mentors will provide a general tour of the building.  We also plan to have the middle school students visit on the days listed below with a presentation, Q&A session, and a tour of the building with the mentors.


**Shadowing will not be allowed this year. 

Scheduling presentations:

Monday, Nov. 15 

  • Non-PHM schools - date and time to be announced later
  • Grissom Middle School – 12:40-2:50 p.m., Studio Theater (students only)


Tuesday, Nov. 16 

  • Discovery Middle School – 9:35-11:50 a.m., Studio Theater (students only)
  • Schmucker Middle School – 12:40-2:50 p.m., Studio Theater (students only)



Parent Night at Middle School (6-7 p.m.):

  • Monday, Nov. 29 - Discovery Middle School
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 - Schmucker Middle School
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1- Grissom Middle School



Penn Showcase, 6-8 p.m., Dec. 6 (Dec. 7 make-up day)



Course Scheduling Resources:

If a student and/or family members are unable to attend any of the Scheduling Information Sessions listed below these Course Scheduling Resources can be helpful: