How to be ready for registration

Rising freshman are required to attend a 4-year plan meeting. Information about the parent meeting and plans are sent home with the 8th grade students in late February. Parents and rising 9th graders are encouraged to attend the freshman parent meeting to learn more about graduation requirements and school information. Parents and students are encouraged to look over the Program of Studies on available ninth grade offerings before coming to a 4-year plan meeting. Students whom do not attend a 4-year plan meeting will have their 9th grade classes automatically picked for them.

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors will complete registration in March. Students will receive packets in their first period classroom. Students should share this information with their parents/guardians and review the information in the packet. Included in packet are instructions, course request sheet, counselor recommendations, and current transcript. Students will have their date and period for registration printed at the top of their course request sheet. Students will meet with their counselor to review and enter the course requests on their date and time. Students who are absent on their date, will be called during makeup week. Course request sheets should be filled out before meeting with their counselor.

Important to Remember…

Selecting courses for next year should be a thoughtful process There are some important things to keep in mind when selecting course:

  • You should be challenged by your courses, but not overwhelmed. It is more important to be successful in a level than to take the highest one offered.
  • Choose courses that keep you on track for meeting graduation requirements.
  • Take into account everything you do, remember you need to balance homework time with sports, extracurricular activities, and personal time with friends and family.
  • Look at the Program of Studies online. Read the course descriptions to find offerings that fit your needs or meet your interests.
  • Talk with your parents/guardians and show them the courses you plan to take. If needed, talk with your counselor to ask questions or get information about courses, college requirements, etc.
  • Think about and select alternate courses to take in case any of your main choices are full. Students need to select 3 alternate courses and number them 1, 2, 3.
  • When selecting high level classes, remember there is usually summer work associated with these classes. Be sure to get your reading list, Canvas work, and/or packets before leaving for summer break.
  • You are required to take the AP exam in the spring if you request an AP course.