CURRICULUM NIGHT 2015-2016 COURSE SELECTION PROCESS
TIMELINE Feb. 10 thru March 26 – 4 th block classes will be pulled into a computer lab. COUNSELORS WILL GIVE STUDENTS A copy of their transcript AND a course selection form COUNSELORS WILL REVIEW GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS WITH THEM STUDENTS WILL LOG INTO THEIR POWERSCHOOL ACCOUNT AND BEGIN ENTERING COURSE REQUESTS.
STUDENTS WILL BEGIN LISTING THE COURSES ON THEIR COURSE REQUEST WORK SHEET STUDENTS WILL BRING THE WORKSHEET HOME AND DISCUSS COURSES WITH PARENT AND THEN COMPLETE THE WORKSHEET AND FINISH ENTERING COURSE REQUESTS INTO POWERSCHOOL IF STUDENTS WISH TO TAKE A CLASS THAT REQUIRES A TEACHER RECOMMENDATION AND ONE HAS NOT BEEN PROVIDED THE STUDENT WILL TAKE THE SELECTIONS WORKSHEET TO THE TEACHER FOR A RECOMMENDATION SIGNATURE. PARENT AND STUDENT SIGNS THE WORKSHEET AND RETURNS IT TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE BY FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH
Navigation Grades and Attendance Grade History Attendance History Teacher Comments School Bulletin Class Registration Graduation Progress Honor Roll My Schedule Next Years Schedule Test Scores PARENT PORTAL MAIN SCREEN MENU CLICK ON THE CLASS REGISTRATION LINK
WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE CLASS REGISTRATION SCREEN THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL GET NEXT NOW CLICK ON THE ICON SHOWING THE PIECE OF PAPER AND PENCIL CLASS CATEGORIES IF YOU DO NOT SELECT AT LEAST THE NUMBER OF CLASSES LISTED HERE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUBMIT YOUR REQUESTS!
WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE PENCIL IN EACH COURSE CATEGORY ANOTHER SCREEN OPENS UP. IF YOU SEE A BOX IN THE LEFT COLUMN THAT CLASS MAY BE SELECTED BY CLICKING IN THAT BOX. NOTE THE TEACHER RECOMMENDATION READ THE PRE-REQUISITE NOTES TO BE CERTAIN THAT YOU QUALIFY TO SELECT THAT COURSE. YOU ALSO SEE THE COURSE NUMBER THAT YOU USE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM YOU WILL SUBMIT TO GUIDANCE. THE CREDITS COLUMN TELLS YOU HOW MANY CREDITS YOU MAY EARN BY PASSING THE COURSE
ONCE YOU HAVE SELECTED COURSES IN EACH TYPE YOU WILL SEE THE COURSES YOU SELECTED LIKE THIS.
Student wanted to take PVCC Eng 111/112 but did not have the required recommendation so they entered Eng 12 in the database as that is the next English class required to graduation. Student gets a teacher recommendation and the counselor will make this change in the database. Student wanted AP US Gov but did not have a recommendation at the time they entered classes so they enter US government into PowerSchool but put AP us Gov on this form and got a teacher signature and the counselor will bake the change in the database when this form is returned.. Student does not enter Alternates into the Parent Portal, but enters them here so that if all desired classes cannot be scheduled the counselors have options. Enter the courses in the order of preference on this sheet. This completed form is turned in to the guidance office This form is signed by both students and parent
FINAL STEPS IN THE PROCESS THE FORM ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE IS TURNED IN TO EITHER THEIR FIRST PERIOD TEACHER OR GUIDANCE AFTER THE PARENT AND STUDENT SIGN OFF. COUNSELORS WILL COMPARE THIS FORM TO WHAT HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO POWERSCHOOL AND MAKE ANY NECESSARY CORRECTIONS PER THE TEACHER SIGNATURE AND RECOMMENDATIONS NEEDED COUNSELORS WILL VERIFY THAT THE CORRECT CLASSES HAVE BEEN SELECTED PER THE DIPLOMA DESIRED AND ADJUST IF NECESSARY IN CONVERSATION WITH THE STUDENT. COUNSELORS WILL UPDATE AND ADJUST THE STUDENT’S ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLAN PER THE RETURNED COURSE SELECTION SHEET AND ANY CLASS FAILURES AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL TERM. A COPY OF THE COURSES SELECTED WITH ADJUSTMENTS FOR FAILED REQUIRED CLASSES WILL BE SENT HOME WITH THE STUDENT’S FINAL REPORT CARD
OPEN LAB HOURS TUESDAY MARCH 24 4:00 – 7:00 OTHER HOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY