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Madison Metropolitan School District

Welcome to Ninth Grade

We’re excited to welcome you to the Spartan Family and we look forward to helping you plan and prepare for your Freshman year of High School.  Our vision at Memorial is that we are a place where students thrive because we believe in identifying and disrupting educational inequities, creating opportunities for all students that are rigorous, engaging, and relevant to student’s lives, creating a community where students, staff, and families feel a sense of belonging and all identities, abilities, and personal assets are valued.  We believe in being responsive to student needs and invested in student success.  We are Memorial and we can’t wait for you to join us.

-Matt Hendrickson, Head Principal

Welcome Class of 2028

8th to 9th Grade Transition - Welcome to VPM High School: SAVE THE DATE!

As we near the close of 2023, we begin looking forward to the 8th to 9th Grade transition process and welcoming you into the Vel Phillips Memorial community!  We wanted to provide you with an important upcoming transition date:

  • 8th to 9th Grade Transition Overview - Welcome to Memorial: This in-person event will provide an overview of the 8th to 9th grade transition and course selection process, as well as an opportunity to explore electives course offerings.  It will also provide you with an opportunity to ask drop-in, program specific questions about each of the following: AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), DLI (Dual Language Immersion), Special Education, and English Language Learner programming.  This event will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  More information will be shared with you during the week of January 8th.  

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Supports for LGBTQ+ Students