TUSD Recommended Summer Reading Lists

Click HERE for the 6th - 8th Grade Summer Reading List



Important INFO & Save the Dates - Getting Ready for the 2024-25 School Year

Preparing for High School? CLICK HERE to be redirected to the 8th grade info page

Preparing for Your Madrona 2024-25 School Year (6th, 7th and 8th-grade Year)

Review the Madrona Course Catalog as a stepping stone for students and families to begin thinking about next year. All questions about Madrona Middle School courses should be directed to Madrona Principal Dr. Sue Key ( or Assistant Principal Royce Stuckey (

2024-25 Course Catalog

For Madrona Students Entering Grades 7 and 8, the PowerSchool scheduling window opens on Monday, April 8
Incoming Madrona 6th-graders - your 2024-25 Course Selection will be through Google Form. The Google Form link will be shared after 4/15  - The Hickory and Fern Elementary School visits by Madrona Principal, Dr. Key..

Click to view Instructions on how to select 7th or 8th-grade courses for next year.
Click to view text instructions on how to select 7th or 8th-grade courses for next year.
PowerSchool course selection requests window will be April 8 through April 17, 2024 for 7th & 8th graders

For Current 7th graders interested in AP/Honors courses as an 8th grader at Torrance High School 

Torrance High School is pleased to be able to offer some advanced courses to interested and qualified 8th graders each year as seats are available.  If you're interested in possibly taking one of these courses at the high school next year, please come to the "7th-Grade Parent Night" information meeting.  Here's the info on the meeting:

Are you Ready for AP/Honors? 
Are you Ready for AP/Honors? (in spanish) 
8th Grade Course Offerings at THS for 8th graders
All questions about Torrance High classes should be directed to Mark Roulette -

WHAT: 7th-Grade THS Parent Night
WHEN: 6:00PM, Tuesday, April 9, 2024
WHERE: Torrance HS "Little Theater" (in the main historic building).
WHY:  The link to apply for classes, and important information, will be provided at the meeting

These high school courses should only be attempted by students who have strong study habits and a genuine interest in the subject.  Please see the attached "Are You Ready for AP/Honors" document for more information and food for thought on that topic.  Also attached are descriptions of the courses available for 8th graders.