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Welcome to 9th Grade

two students hugging on the first day of school

We are committed to engaging, supporting and honoring each student and family at Burnsville High School. 9th grade is an important transition for all students. We have made a concerted effort to implement programs and supports that will help incoming 9th graders feel a sense of community and belonging while learning skills for academic success.

The 9th Grade Experience

In addition to the many opportunities provided through Pathways, and chances to find belonging through BHS activities, 9th grade students benefit from experiences that are unique and specifically designed for them. 

Success One91

Success One91 is a required, one-semester course created for 9th graders. Through a strengths-based approach, student build community among fellow 9th graders as they consider their high school plan. Students will gain skills in key areas for successful academic achievement, and learn how to take full advantage of Pathways, all while having an adult advocate from day one.

student getting off the bus
students getting off the bus

LINK Crew

We know students connect better with other students, which is where LINK Crew come in. 9th grade students build authentic relationships with peer mentors. These relationships are key to ensuring a successful transition into high school. It's powerful to have a peer advocate and support you during your 9th grade year.

Link Crew provides the structure for 9th graders to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.

Some of the experiences your 9th grade can expect to benefit from in Link Crew include:

  • High School Orientation
  • Academic Follow Ups
  • Social Follow Ups
  • Leader Initiated Contacts with Families

Contact: Kim HarrodCory Johnson

Meet the Student Success Team

The 9th Grade Student Success Team is composed of dedicated professionals who are passionate about creating a welcoming 9th grade experience for all students. This team works with 9th grade students all year long to ensure a successful transition into Burnsville High School. 

JAY C LEPPER

PRINCIPAL ASST, Activities

ANGELA L MARKHAM

COUNSELOR, NG–Z

MICHELLE A HENDERSON

COUNSELOR, GS–NF
School: ext. 2146

COURTNEE FLOBACK

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT/ALC COORD

Joe MEYER

DEAN

KOURTNEY A BEAULIEU

NURSE - LSN

THOMAS HEWETT

SOCIAL WORKER