Now in its third year, the 8th Grade Capstone Event continues to gain momentum as a highly regarded, culminating activity for middle school students as they transition to the high school.
Included in this event, our SMS 8th graders:
Take the PSAT8 Test to determine their progress towards college and career readiness. (Overall Results were very encouraging!!!)
Use the Test Results to set goals for high school and beyond
Complete an “application to go to high school” modeled after the GVSU application
Submit a college type entrance essay outlining their goals
Practice for and conduct an entrance interview with their Freshman Academy Mentor (FAM)
Accompany their FAM to the high school for orientation activities including lunch, a tour, and presentations from Mr. Seager and Mr. Ledlow.