Course Selection Process
To access a Course Planning Worksheet please click here. This worksheet will help students plan out their courses for four years in high school to ensure they will meet all the graduation requirements. Students should download a copy, fill it out, and discuss it when they meet with their counselor during the course selection process.
Teachers will make academic course recommendations for the following year based on a student's current grade average. Recommendations are based on the parameters set by each department and can be found on the high school's website.
In mid-February, students will receive their "Course Selection Sheet" in homeroom. Students must review course recommendations with their parents and choose electives before returning the signed "Course Selection Sheet" to their homeroom teacher.
Beginning this year all electives will be entered by the parent and/or student in Genesis.
The process for entering
elective requests is as follows:
- Log on to your Genesis Parent Account
- Click on your child’s name
- Click “Scheduling” tab
- Click “Requests” tab
All electives are listed by subject area. On the
right side of the screen you will see “Request a Course” tab under each subject
- Select “Request a Course” to see the list of
electives available for your child in that subject area. For your convenience,
all courses include a brief description. Please read them carefully before
making your selection.
- Use the “PRIORITY” drop-down menu for your chosen
Elective to inform us of how important this class is to your child (1 is the
highest priority and 5 is the lowest)
- Click the “Request this Course” tab.
- After choosing all requests and priorities, click
the green “Submit” tab.
NOTE: Course requests for the recommended core-content
courses will be added by the recommending teacher. After clicking “Submit”, you will not be able to change Electives online.
Students will have an opportunity to speak with their counselor to make any
March / April
Counselors will meet with each student individually (beginning with the current junior class) to review course recommendations, elective choices, graduation requirements, and post-secondary plans.
Teachers will update course recommendations based on students' final year averages. Please keep in mind that course recommendations are subject to change based on a student's achievement between March and June.
July & August
Schedules will be mailed home during the summer.
Counselors will be available on select days during the month of August to address scheduling concerns.
Course Selection for 8th Grade Students
8th grade teachers will make academic course recommendations for the following school year based on a student's current course average. Recommendations are based on the parameters set by each department at the high school and can be found in the high school Course Selection Booklet (hard copy was given out during day of presentation on February 7th).
Mrs. Luecke, the 8th & 9th grade counselor and Ms. Lobascio, the supervisor of the guidance department, visited all 8th grade students at the middle school on February 7th to explain the course selection process, distribute the Course Selection Booklet, and discuss the high school experience. Students received a packet of information along with a copy of the Course Selection Booklet. The following information was in their packets.
Winner's Circle Criteria can be found in the agenda.
Students were also given a Course Selection Sheet. The Course Selection Sheet gave detailed directions on how to select electives for next year. This is a new process for all students to make their selections online in Genesis. Students will have an opportunity to meet with Mrs. Luecke in a few weeks to go over their selections.
A Course Selection Information Night was held for parents in the evening on February 7th where supervisors and counselors explained the course selection process and provided necessary information about the high school.
February / March
At the end of February, Mrs. Luecke will begin meeting 8th grade students in small groups to review their 9th grade course recommendations and review their elective choices. She will also go over graduation requirements.
8th grade teachers will update the academic high school course recommendations based on students' final year grade averages as well as any other parameters set by the department supervisors.
Schedules are mailed home during the summer.
Mrs. Luecke will have limited hours during the month of August to address scheduling concerns.