6Sample Course Description Number(s) you will use to enter your requests online.Only register for classes open to your grade!If there is more than one course number, be sure to enter all numbers.If the course you are registering for has a prerequisite, be sure you have taken that class(es) or have gotten instructor approval.
7Please list any 12 electives, plus 3 alternates below: Registration WorksheetPlease list any 12 electives, plus 3 alternates below:
8When filling out your worksheet: Put Full Year courses on the same line all the way across.Put the Course Number and Course Name on your form, if a course has more than one number, write them all in.You must fill in a class on all lines. Do NOT put Job Shadows, Independent Studies, or Agriculture Co-op courses on your form. These courses will be scheduled in the fall before school starts.If you are substituting a class for a required class, please make a note on the form stating the reason for the substitution.Do NOT put “Lunch” as a class. Your lunch period will be determined by where you have an opening and will be scheduled for you.
9Registering for courses in Infinite Campus The link for the Infinite Campus Student Portal is on the Aitkin schools website.
10All students should have an Infinite Campus student portal account that will be used to register for classes. You used it to take a survey in the fall.If you do not remember your Password, see Sheri in the Principal’s office BEFORE online registration day!
11Click on “Course Search” Click on “Registration: 11-12” to see the request screen.Click on “Course Search”
12Type in part of the course name OR the course number and press “GO” A list of courses will show up here. Click on the one you wish to request.Do NOT type in both the Course Name and Course Number boxes. Choose one or the other.You can read the course description here.Click on “Request this Course” OR “Request as an Alternate”.
13Your requests and alternates will be listed on the left. If you need to drop a request, click on the course name in the list and choose “Drop this Request”.
14When you are done with your requests, print a “Request Summary” Your request page will open in a .pdf file. This is the page you need to take home for a parent/guardian to sign. This form must be returned to the guidance office by:Wednesday, February 2ndTo print, click on the printer icon and press OK on the next screen
15Graduation Requirements Total Credits Required for the CLASS of 2012:68 trimester credits*Language Arts~ 4 years English 9 – 3 trimester credits English 10 – 3 trimester credits English 11 – 3 trimester credits English trimester credit English electives – 2 trimester credits
16Graduation Requirements, cont. Social Studies~ 4 years Western Civilization/World History – 3 trimester credits American History – 3 trimester credits World History – 3 trimester credits or2 trimester credits in Human Geography plus 1 additional college social trimester credit Social 12 Series (Civics 12, Economics 12 & Sociology 12) or College Social courses (must include Economics & Government) - 3 trimester creditsMathematics~ 3 years 9 trimester credits. Must include: Algebra I -1 year - 3 trimester credits Geometry or Basic Geometry - 1 credit Statistics or Intro to Statistics – 1 credit Plus elective math credits to equal 3 years.See Mr. Mehr or Mr. Michaletz before you fill out your registration form to find out which math classes you should register for.NOTE: Colleges still recommend getting through at least Algebra II in high school, some colleges require it.
17Graduation Requirements, cont. Science ~ 3 years Physical Science 9 – 3 trimester credits Biology – 3 trimester credits Science Electives – 3 trimester creditsPhysical Education/Health Physical Education 9/10 – 2 creditsHealth – 1 creditFine Arts ~ 1 year 3 trimester creditsElective Credits 20 trimester creditsStudents must also pass the Minnesota Comprehensive tests in Math, Reading and Writing.
18Band/ChoirBand and Choir will again be offered the same period. You can take band or choir or both. They will count as one year long elective.
19Concurrent CoursesConcurrent courses are college courses taught in our school by our staff.Students may earn credit at UMD, Lake Superior College and Central Lakes Community College.
20Concurrent Course Offerings: ONE-TRIMESTER COURSESPsychologyWriting*Public Speaking*American Literature I*American Literature II*Economics**International RelationsAmerican Government**Human Geography***(2 trimesters)FULL YEAR COURSES:ChemistryPhysicsAlgebraCalculus I /IIHuman BiologyPre-Calculus*College English courses: These courses may be taken instead of English 12 if taking at least 2 trimesters of college English*** This course may be taken in place of 2 trimesters of World Cultures.**College Social courses: These courses may be taken instead of 12th grade Civics and Economics
21Concurrent Courses Requirements 12th grade students who wish to takeconcurrent (college) courses must meetthe following criteria:GPA 2.5 or greaterTake the Accuplacer Exam and meet the appropriate cut-off scoresCollege Math courses: You will need to meet the cut-off score in order to receive college credit. If you do not meet the cut-off score this Spring, you will have an opportunity to take the exam again next January. If you do not meet the cut-off score at that time, you will only receive High School credit for the class.
22Additional Information You must plan well for the entire year because courses you choose during spring registration will be FINAL. Certain electives will only be offered if there are sufficient students enrolled to warrant the formation of a class.Once your schedule has been finalized this Spring, there should be no need to change your schedule. However, if a situation should arise in which a schedule change is needed, you will need to obtain a DROP/ADD Form from the Guidance Office and get the signatures of both teachers, AND a parent or guardian signature, before the schedule change will be made.Please discuss your course choices with your parent(s)/guardian(s) before registering online.
23REMINDER:When filling out your registration worksheet, remember to put the course number AND description on your form. This will speed up the registration process.You must choose 1 Alternate class for each trimester and list them on your registration form. Do not use classes that have already been listed in your regular requests. If you do not choose alternates – we will do it for you.It is important you make your choices carefully and return your registration form by the due date.Before school is out in June, Mrs. Doyle will meet individually with students to resolve any schedule conflicts.
24PLEASE NOTE:It is YOUR responsibility to know what you need for graduation and to make sure that you are scheduled for those classes. Mrs. Doyle is here to help you with this process. You may make an appointment with her at any time to go over your transcript and schedule.
25Online Registration Date Monday, January 31stStudents will be registering in the computer lab during Mr. Scruton’s classes.Reminder: Your signed registration printout must be returned to the Guidance Office by:Wednesday, February 2nd
26If you have questions, see Mrs. Doyle before the registration deadline. THANK YOU!