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2020 Information for Registration

2020-21 6th Graders

Registration for incoming 6th graders starts when the Rocky Top counseling team visits feeder elementary schools. This will occur for Prairie Hills, Eagleview, Silver Creek, and Meridian starting the week of March 2nd. If your student attends a different elementary school, do not worry! The information shared at these events will also be provided in the registration packet and at Gearing Up to be a Grizzly on April 15!

The 2020-2021 6th Grade Registration Packet is linked here with information on Chromebooks, core classes, and elective class options. 

Here is a video with the steps needed to register for a music class for 6th grade:File6thGradeRegistration.mp4

Want to know more about the difference between Brass and Woodwinds? Check out this video to hear from current students! Our music department also wants to help get your Grizzly excited for their music class by having them watch this video. If you have questions about a particular music class, feel free to reach out to one of our music teachers:

Kim Dunninger Choir
Shelby Serio Brass/Woodwinds
Nicole Rubis Orchestra

Follow this link for a list of Frequently Asked Questions

2020-21 7th Graders

Registration for our 2020-21 7th graders (students who are currently in 6th grade) will occur on February 27th through Science classes. 

The 7th Grade Registration Packet is linked here.

2020-21 8th Graders

Registration for our 2020-21 8th graders (students who are currently in 7th grade) will occur on March 3rd through Social Studies classes.

The 8th Grade Registration Packet is linked here.

A video going over the steps for the 7th & 8th grade registration process can be viewed below:


(NOTE: though the video refers to 2018-19, the process is still the same)

Important Dates

February 20, 2020 (current 8th grade students)

High school counselors will deliver registration information to Rocky Top 8th graders on February 20, 2020.  All students will be given a paper registration form due to each high school on the night of their open house.  If a student is unable to attend the open house, forms can be dropped off at the high school or turned in at the RTMS Counseling Office by March 1.  

February 25, 2020 (current 7th grade students)

During Social Studies classes - Counselors and registrar deliver registration info. to current 7th graders. Students will register on this date in their classes after discussing their choices and options with parents.

February 27, 2020 (current 6th grade students)

During Science classes - Counselors and registrar deliver registration info. to current 6th graders. Students will register on this date in their classes after discussing their choices and options with parents.

March 2-13, 2020 (INCOMING students)

Counselors visit feeder elementary schools to talk about the structure of middle school, discuss and describe classes and allow for a Q&A session. (This is when we answer the age old question "what if I'm late to class"). We will deliver information so that students and parents can make their music selection online. Parents may want to wait until after April 15, when they will hear from our music teachers firsthand.

*** Please note, due to the complexity of scheduling we do not accept teacher/core requests. Please contact our registrar, Veronica Reish with questions at 720-972-2202 or​.

April 15, 2020 (INCOMING students)

  • Despite the closure of school through the rest of the year, we will still be hosting a VIRTUAL event on April 15 at 6 PM. Stay tuned for more details!

Gearing Up to be a Grizzly - (Parent/student night) for incoming 6th graders.

Our principal kicks off this evening where parents have the opportunity to hear from elective and core teachers as we go through a mock schedule. Parents will get in depth information about RTMS on this night (ie: chromebooks, curriculum, scheduling, instrument rentals, timelines and much more!). 

Coffee & Conversation with Chelsea Behanna, RTMS Principal (INCOMING parents)

Not able to make it to Gearing Up to be a Grizzly? No worries! Come join Rocky Top Middle School Principal, Chelsea Behanna, for coffee & conversation about your child's upcoming transition to 6th grade. Bring your questions, worries and hopes to share as we discuss all the things to look forward to as you wrap up the year. Only 30 spots will be available per Coffee & Conversation session and we ask that you only sign up once. This year, Ms. Behanna and Ms. Bernabe (the 6th grade counselor) will be taking the show on the road and having Coffee & Conversation at our 4 main feeder elementary schools. If your future Grizzly attends a different elementary school and you would still like to join us-- please feel free to RSVP! We would love to have you.

  • With the closure of school through the rest of the year, these events have been CANCELED. Please reach out to our registar, Veronica Reish, or our 6th grade Counselor, Nicole Bernabe, with any questions.

More information regarding specific location at each elementary school will be provided the week before the event.

August 2020 (INCOMING students and their families)

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM OR 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (window of time assigned by core) 

Exploring Grizzly Country - when students get to see where their classes are, open lockers, get to know new students, and see where their classes are! Teachers will be present in their classrooms, though will not be giving a formal presentation as in-depth questions will be answered at our final transition event in September. Student leaders will be available to provide information on what it's like to be a middle school student!

(PLEASE bring your schedule from home)

**Schedules will be available through Infinite Campus in August date TBD

August 2020 (students only)

8:30 a.m.  - The first day of school for 6th grade. This is a half-day for our 6th graders, who will have the opportunity to be in the building by themselves for their first partial day of school. The day begins with a large welcome in the gym followed by the full attention of our staff ensuring each student is comfortable and aware of resources.

11:30 a.m. - The first day of school for 7th & 8th grader. This is a half-day for 7th & 8th graders.

September 2020 (6th grade students and their families)

Welcome to Grizzly Country 

  • 5:30 - 8:00 PM (window of time assigned by core) 

6th grade students and their families get to go through their student's schedule (passing periods included!) and hear from teachers each class period. Teachers will be going through a presentation in each class and answering questions about how their classroom operates. Topics covered may include navigating Infinite Campus, Google Classroom, Schoology, and teacher blogs. 

High School Registration Information

Horizon High School

  • 8th Grade Open House - March 2nd from 6-8pm

Legacy High School 

  • 8th Grade Open House - March 2nd from 6:30-8pm

Mountain Range High School

  • 8th Grade Open House -March 4th from 5-7pm

Northglenn High School

  • 8th Grade Open House - March 3rd from 5-7pm

Thornton High School

  • 8th Grade Open House - March 3rd from 5-7pm

Trying to create a 4 year plan which includes Bollman Tech? Check out their registration information here!

Advice from former Grizzlies

As your student prepares for the transition to High School, take a look at these words of wisdom from former Rocky Top students. 


Do you need your middle school transcripts? You can now print the instructions


Document(s)SizeUpload Date
PDF icon Immunization Poster Secondary 16-17.pdf283.41 KB01/22/2018
PDF icon Student Instructions_Transcripts.pdf151.85 KB01/22/2018