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CLASS REGISTRATION Grades 9 & 10
TO VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ON THE INTERNET: Go to The registration handbook is available on the Aitkin Public Schools website.
Put your mouse on “High School & Middle School” to get the drop down menu Aitkin Public Schools Home Page
Select “Registration Handbook ”
Select “Course Descriptions”
Sample Course Description Number(s) you will use to enter your requests online. Only register for classes open to your grade! If the course you are registering for has a prerequisite, be sure you have taken that class(es) or have gotten instructor approval. If there is more than one course number, be sure to enter all numbers. NOTE: Courses with a “Y” at the end of the number are year-long courses. You only need to enter the course number one time.
Registration Worksheet-Grade 10
Registration Worksheet-Grade 9
When filling out your worksheet: Write Full Year courses on the same line all the way across. Courses on the form that are grayed out will be entered on the computer for you. All other courses must be entered. If a year-long course has a “Y” at the end of the number you only need to enter the number one time. (i.e. Spanish I – enter SPN 710Y) Put the Course Number and the Course Name on your form. 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.
Graduation Requirements 68 trimester credits* Total Credits Required for the CLASS of 2013 and 2014: 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
Social Studies~ 4 years Western Civilization/World History – 3 trimester credits American History – 3 trimester credits World History – 3 trimester credits or 1 trimester credit in Human Geography plus 2 additional college social trimester credits Senior Social or College Social courses (must include Economics & Government) - 3 trimester credits Mathematics~ 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. Class of 2013: See your math teacher 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. Graduation Requirements, cont.
Science ~ 3 years Physical Science 9 – 3 trimester credits Biology – 3 trimester credits Science Electives – 3 trimester credits Physical Education/Health Physical Education 9/10 – 2 credits Health – 1 credit Fine Arts ~ 1 year 3 trimester credits Elective Credits 20 trimester credits Students must also pass the Minnesota Comprehensive tests in Math, Reading and Writing. Graduation Requirements, cont.
Band/Choir - Grade 10 Band and Choir will again be offered the same period. If you are taking both of these classes you should list both numbers together on one “elective” line on your worksheet. ( If you have not auditioned for Concert Choir yet, register for it anyway, but make sure you have alternates requested in case you don’t make it.) Be sure to choose the correct courses when registering choose from: Band and Choir – MUS 771Y and MUS 781Y – listed as “1/2 period” classes “Concert Choir only: MUS 782Y or “Concert Band only: MUS 772Y
Band/Choir - Grade 9 Band and Choir will be offered the same period. If you are taking both of these classes you should list both numbers together on one “elective” line on your worksheet Be sure to choose the correct courses when registering choose from: Band 9 and Choir 9 – MUS 711Y and MUS 713Y (listed as “1/2 period” classes) “Choir 9” only: MUS 714Y or “Band 9”only: MUS 712Y
Registering for courses in Infinite Campus The link for the Infinite Campus Student Portal is on the Aitkin schools website.
All students have an Infinite Campus student portal account that will be used to register for classes. If you do not remember your Password, see Sheri in the Principal’s office BEFORE online registration day! Your user name is your 4-digit lunch code.
Click on “Registration: 11-12” to see the request screen. Click on “Course Search”
Type in only part of the course name (i.e. Span for Spanish) OR the whole course number (i.e. SPN 710Y) and press “GO” A list of courses will show up here. Click on the one you wish to request. You can read the course description here. Click on “Request this Course” OR “Request as an Alternate”. Do not enter information in both the course name and course number boxes.
Your requests and alternates will be listed on the left. Make sure your alternates are in the right spot. If you need to drop a request, click on the course name in the list and choose “Drop this Request”.
When 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: Friday, February 19 th
Additional 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. Your registration form must be signed by a parent or guardian before you turn it in! 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.
REMINDER: 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 at least 3 alternate classes 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 bring your registration worksheet with you to the computer lab. Before school is out in May, Mrs. Doyle will meet individually with students to resolve any schedule conflicts.
Reminder: Your signed registration printout must be returned to the Guidance Office by: Online Registration Date Friday, February 11 th Class of Wednesday, February 9 th During Mr. Henke’s classes. Class of Tuesday, February 15 th During Mrs. Kaiser or Mrs. Mehr’s classes.
THANK YOU! It is YOUR responsibility to know what credits you need to graduate. If you have questions, see Mrs. Doyle before the registration deadline.