weighted in determining the Grade Point Average (GPA). The information below provides guidance on how to plan an appropriate course load so graduation requirements, post-secondary requirements, and personal interests are fulfilled.
What to Take?
Planning an educational program is an ongoing process and should involve the student and the adults who know the student best, including parents, teachers, and guidance counselors.
1. Work Together to Select Courses -- High school course selection marks the beginning of responsible decision-making for many students. Parents should be involved in giving both help and direction as a student works through his/her decision.
2. Gather Information -- A major part of the process of course selection involves the gathering of information. Classroom teachers and guidance counselors are valuable resources at this stage.
3. Attend the Orientation for Parents and Students -- This is usually held in mid-winter/spring for the purpose of providing information and assistance in the course selection process. Department chairs, teachers, and counselors may be consulted to help with the selection process.
Freshman Course Registration
Course Selection for Freshmen takes place during the 8th grade and those teachers will recommend the classes they feel are appropriate for each student. A course selection sheet will come home with the students and parents will have the opportunity to review it with their student, 8th grade teachers and the guidance department before signing the sheet and passing it in to guidance. Freshman Course Selection Sheet: front back
Upperclass Course Registration
At AHS, students will make their course requests in March on line, at which time they will consult with parents and teachers about which courses to take. Core (English, math, science, social studies and world languages) teachers will make recommendations for classes and levels on line. Parents who disagree with core class recommendations may ask for an override discussion with a guidance counselor. After an override discussion, parents have the final authority to choose classes not dependent on sequential instruction (math and world languages). Students not able to request classes on line may complete these forms: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.