Students are registered for classes every spring by the counseling staff. Students are advised of their academic standing and graduation requirements through classroom visits and advisory. After the completion of the spring student led conference, students go to the computer lab to register for their courses. At this time, students request which courses they would prefer to take. Classes requiring teacher approval (TA, Advanced weights, annual, tech assistant, etc.), or audition (choir, jazz band, etc.) will be assigned by the counselors accordingly and placed on the student’s schedule. The registration process helps us plan the number of sections we need for classes and to distribute students equally. And since students choose their courses, they will remain in the courses they are placed in at the beginning of the year.
Students receive their completed class schedules in August. All schedules are reviewed by the counselors for accuracy. Counselors are available a few days before school to make academic adjustments if there is an error in a schedule (see the reasons below). The time set aside on these days is for brief problem solving of schedules that are missing key components. They are not academic advising or 4 year planning appointments. Note: There should be very few schedule changes necessary as students request the courses they wish to take toward graduation.