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1 Incoming Freshman Course Scheduling Class of 2018 February 4, 2014 February 4, 2014

2 Goals  Students will know how to use the Course Planning Guide.  Students will know the difference between high school and college requirements.  Students will know where to find help for making next year’s course requests.  Students will know the timeline and method for making course requests. Write your name on your course planning guide and the insert. Annotate your course planning guide throughout this presentation.  Students will know how to use the Course Planning Guide.  Students will know the difference between high school and college requirements.  Students will know where to find help for making next year’s course requests.  Students will know the timeline and method for making course requests. Write your name on your course planning guide and the insert. Annotate your course planning guide throughout this presentation.

3 Introductions  Amy FeelyMiddle School   Chris WardMiddle School   Linda Van Der Leest (A-F)High School   Cheryl Ewert (G-O) High School   Patrice Johannsen (P-Z)High School   Amy FeelyMiddle School   Chris WardMiddle School   Linda Van Der Leest (A-F)High School   Cheryl Ewert (G-O) High School   Patrice Johannsen (P-Z)High School 

4 Freshman Transitioning  Freshman Summer academy  Link Crew Freshman orientation  Link Crew meetings during the school year  If your student has a study hall,  Strategies for Academic Success  Social Growth Presentations  Career Exploration  Freshman Summer academy  Link Crew Freshman orientation  Link Crew meetings during the school year  If your student has a study hall,  Strategies for Academic Success  Social Growth Presentations  Career Exploration

5 Let’s get started  Counseling Department Webpage  Resources in the high school  Contact teachers- parents, call or your child’s teacher first.  Skyward account - watch grades  Counseling Department Webpage  Resources in the high school  Contact teachers- parents, call or your child’s teacher first.  Skyward account - watch grades

6 Differences in GHS and college readiness requirements  Geneseo High School  English - 4 years  Math - 3 years  Science - 2 years  Social Studies - 2 years  Geneseo High School  English - 4 years  Math - 3 years  Science - 2 years  Social Studies - 2 years  College  English - 4 years  Math - 3 years  Science - 3 years  Social Studies - 3 years  Electives - 2 years

7 4 year course planning Page 5 of the gold Course Planning Guide provides a chart designed to assist students with their four year course planning.

8 Student Placement  Discovery and ISAT scores along with a report from the middle school helps increase the accuracy of freshman class placement in:  English  Math/Science  Social Studies  Foreign Language  Special Education The HS Counselors will assign freshmen a semester of health and a semester of physical education/classroom driver education.  Discovery and ISAT scores along with a report from the middle school helps increase the accuracy of freshman class placement in:  English  Math/Science  Social Studies  Foreign Language  Special Education The HS Counselors will assign freshmen a semester of health and a semester of physical education/classroom driver education.

9 Recommendation Letters  Following receipt of DISCOVERY & ISAT scores, Geneseo High School will be mailing a letter indicating all recommended core courses.  If a parent has concerns about the course recommendation(s), please contact Mr. Utsinger or your child’s high school counselor.  Following receipt of DISCOVERY & ISAT scores, Geneseo High School will be mailing a letter indicating all recommended core courses.  If a parent has concerns about the course recommendation(s), please contact Mr. Utsinger or your child’s high school counselor.

10 Selecting Electives  Course terms which are “S12” meet either semester  Course terms which are “S1” meet first semester  Course terms which are “S2” meet second semester  Make sure you select both semesters of a year long course. Year long courses are indicated in bold on page 2 of the Course Planning Guide. (i.e. foreign language, band, choir, Family and Consumer Science, Intro to Ag). Do not select a course with 9 as the second number without teacher permission.  Course terms which are “S12” meet either semester  Course terms which are “S1” meet first semester  Course terms which are “S2” meet second semester  Make sure you select both semesters of a year long course. Year long courses are indicated in bold on page 2 of the Course Planning Guide. (i.e. foreign language, band, choir, Family and Consumer Science, Intro to Ag). Do not select a course with 9 as the second number without teacher permission.

11 Social Studies Elective Options Ancient Civilizations - 1st semester option Western Civilizations - 2nd semester option Honors World History - this year long course will be substituted at a later date by the HS if MS teachers and test scores recommend it AND both & were requested in Family Access Ancient Civilizations - 1st semester option Western Civilizations - 2nd semester option Honors World History - this year long course will be substituted at a later date by the HS if MS teachers and test scores recommend it AND both & were requested in Family Access.

12 Early Bird Freshman and Sophomore students who request an early bird Advanced Wellness/Fitness or PE may request early release 7 th period with written parent permission. On the second page of the early bird permission form is an area designated for a parent signature. Please review the form carefully with your son/daughter. Early Bird Classes Advanced Wellness – Mr. JohnsonPE – Mr. Hillman Driver Ed Classroom is not offered during early bird.  You will find the required early bird form on the counseling webpage under “Course Planning”. Return this form with your choices of electives. Freshmen will be scheduled for early bird if space allows.  Freshmen in Early Bird Advanced Wellness or PE must also request a semester of PE/Driver's Education OR delay Behind the Wheel until 2nd semester of sophomore or 1st semester junior year. Freshman and Sophomore students who request an early bird Advanced Wellness/Fitness or PE may request early release 7 th period with written parent permission. On the second page of the early bird permission form is an area designated for a parent signature. Please review the form carefully with your son/daughter. Early Bird Classes Advanced Wellness – Mr. JohnsonPE – Mr. Hillman Driver Ed Classroom is not offered during early bird.  You will find the required early bird form on the counseling webpage under “Course Planning”. Return this form with your choices of electives. Freshmen will be scheduled for early bird if space allows.  Freshmen in Early Bird Advanced Wellness or PE must also request a semester of PE/Driver's Education OR delay Behind the Wheel until 2nd semester of sophomore or 1st semester junior year.

13 Study Hall recommended for all freshmen  You may take one or two semesters of study hall.  First semester study hall (90121).  Second semester study hall (90122). Students may seek additional academic assistance from teachers during study hall. There is no guarantee your study hall will be scheduled during 7 th period.  You may take one or two semesters of study hall.  First semester study hall (90121).  Second semester study hall (90122). Students may seek additional academic assistance from teachers during study hall. There is no guarantee your study hall will be scheduled during 7 th period.

14 Meetings at the Middle School  Counselors met with the entire 8th grade class today to distribute a course planning guide and list of course offerings.  Students and parents can begin to enter course requests in their Skyward Account today.  Students will need to bring their printout of course requests with them to school on February 11th. Students who fail to return their requests on February 12, will not be able to attend the spring dance at the MS.  Counselors met with the entire 8th grade class today to distribute a course planning guide and list of course offerings.  Students and parents can begin to enter course requests in their Skyward Account today.  Students will need to bring their printout of course requests with them to school on February 11th. Students who fail to return their requests on February 12, will not be able to attend the spring dance at the MS.

15 Directions for requesting elective courses in Skyward (electives only)  Select at least 4 credits entered under “courses requested”. If you have 4 credits, you must select a first and a second semester study hall. If you have 5 credits, you need only select a first OR a second semester of study hall. If you have requested 6 credits, you cannot request a study hall.  To begin the process, you will log on to the Family Access page using either the parent or student access. Follow the steps on the next frame.  Select at least 4 credits entered under “courses requested”. If you have 4 credits, you must select a first and a second semester study hall. If you have 5 credits, you need only select a first OR a second semester of study hall. If you have requested 6 credits, you cannot request a study hall.  To begin the process, you will log on to the Family Access page using either the parent or student access. Follow the steps on the next frame.

16 Directions for requesting courses in Skyward continued  To begin the process, you will log on to the family access page using the student access.  1. Choose “Schedule” (left side tool bar)  2. Click “Course request ” (Top right)  3. Highlight each request (Follow the pink scheduling worksheet for choices)  4. Click on “Add Course”  5. Check list of choices you have made.  6. If correct, select the print icon on the top right side of the page and print.  7. Logout  This page must be signed by a parent and student. Return to the Middle School by February 11 th.  Do not select a course with 9 as the second number without teacher permission.  To begin the process, you will log on to the family access page using the student access.  1. Choose “Schedule” (left side tool bar)  2. Click “Course request ” (Top right)  3. Highlight each request (Follow the pink scheduling worksheet for choices)  4. Click on “Add Course”  5. Check list of choices you have made.  6. If correct, select the print icon on the top right side of the page and print.  7. Logout  This page must be signed by a parent and student. Return to the Middle School by February 11 th.  Do not select a course with 9 as the second number without teacher permission.

17 Signature Page Your skyward printout must have parent and student signatures. The print out of your requests must be turned in to the middle school counselors by February 11th. Please do not request “alternates” in online scheduling. Write at least 1 full year class and 1 semester class as “alternates” on the skyward printout page. Do not write down a class you are not prepared to enroll in.  YOUR QUESTIONS?? Your skyward printout must have parent and student signatures. The print out of your requests must be turned in to the middle school counselors by February 11th. Please do not request “alternates” in online scheduling. Write at least 1 full year class and 1 semester class as “alternates” on the skyward printout page. Do not write down a class you are not prepared to enroll in.  YOUR QUESTIONS??


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