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COLUMBIA — Regardless of which school boundary scenario is selected for Columbia Public Schools, it will spell changes for students currently in grades five through nine. Reorganization will have less of an effect on students in grades 10 or above or grades four and below.
Today’s fifth-graders will attend sixth grade in a middle school building in 2012. When changes take affect in 2013, they will be split into two intermediate schools for grades seven and eight. This means some students will stay in the building in which they attended sixth grade and others will move to a different intermediate school.
Today’s sixth-graders will attend seventh grade in a middle school in 2012. When the changes take effect, some students will stay in the same building, and others will go to a different intermediate school.
Today’s seventh-graders will finish seventh grade in a middle school. In 2012, they will transition to a junior high school for eighth grade. In 2013, they will transition to a high school for grade nine.
Today’s eighth-graders will attend grades eight and nine in a junior high. In 2013, they will attend a high school for grade 10.
Today’s ninth-graders will attend grade nine at a junior high. By the end of their ninth-grade year, they will know what high school they will be assigned to. *If they currently live in an area that will feed into Hickman or Rock Bridge, they may transfer for grade 10 to the school they are assigned to under new boundaries for 2013. This allows current ninth-graders to spend three years at one high school.
If they are assigned to Battle High School, they will start attending Battle for grade 11 in 2013. They will become Battle’s first graduating class. Battle will not have seniors that first year.