Monday, February 9, 2015



Yes, everyone it is that wonderful time of year, scheduling season.  We have just started second semester, but it is time to start thinking about the 2015 – 2016 school year.  Some of you will be SENIORS next year, and you are probably excited about scheduling your final year of high school.  Some will be just starting the high school journey and may be a little nervous about navigating these next four years.  The rest of you are in the thick of it, you know all about scheduling but it still can be a daunting task.  This is written to hopefully put everyone at ease.  Please take time to read the tips, and be sure to know your counselors and teachers are here to help answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to ask!

This year we will be scheduling one on one with each student.  We are looking forward to this, although we may hit a few bumps in the road, we are hopeful that this will be what is best for each student.  We are also looking forward to connecting with each student face to face as we help them navigate the scheduling process.  Please see the tips below, and remember we are here to help so just ask.  We always have walk-in lunches, students can sign up to see us, plus we will be available at lunches in the atrium on February 13th and 19th for students to stop by our table to ask questions.

Some Helpful Scheduling Tips:

*Review the course catalog.  Make sure you look at all the options that are available, and choose the classes you need for graduation and those that interest you.  Don’t just choose classes based on what your friends are taking, look for classes that are in your area of interest. 

*Plan ahead, make sure you know if a class needs a prerequisite, and schedule for it.  Begin with the end in mind so that you can have the opportunity to take the classes you want.

*Take a look at your transcript.  It is now available on MiStar.  This is a great way for you to make sure you are meeting the graduation requirements or to check to see if you have the prerequisites required to take certain classes.

*Have a conversation with your teachers.   Ask them what class may be best for you to take next.  Do they think you are ready for an AP or IB class, should you take pre-calculus or statistics?  Teachers are experts in their field; they might really give you some insight as to what class would be a good fit for you.

*Be sure to also talk with your parent or guardian about your schedule for next year.  They will need to sign the pre-enrollment form, so sit down and have a discussion with them before you ask them to sign.  They know you well too, they can give you some insight as to how much you can handle next year.  

*Turn your completed pre-enrollment form into your English teacher by February 20th, you will not be allowed to schedule until that form is 100% complete and turned in.

  • Please note that if you do not complete this form by the deadline you will be assigned classes based on course availability.

*Plan a brief one on one meeting with your counselor on your assigned date.  Make sure you have everything ready to meet with your counselor.  Some classes require applications, so if you are signing up for one of these classes make sure to bring in your application for scheduling.

*Your classes that you select are what we build our schedule around, so be sure are choosing classes you really want.  Switching classes can be difficult after the master schedule is built, so take this scheduling time seriously.

Happy Scheduling!!

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