Scheduling Process (Grades 8-11)
Dear Students & Families (Grades 8-11):
As our first semester comes to an end, it is time to focus on scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year. Our 2019-2020 Program of Studies is available for families and students through our website.
Please use this document to assist you in creating or updating your comprehensive educational graduation plan. Within the Program of Studies, you will find essential information detailing curricular offerings, course selection and scheduling. We encourage you to use this as a guide throughout the scheduling process. New this year, we have added a page to help assist students in thinking about time management (see page 9). This is an opportunity for students and parents to think about a “week in their life, ” as they consider decisions related to academics, extracurricular activities, social engagements, and health/wellness.
Over the past several years, the district has been refining the process by:
- Creating a student/parent-friendly useful document.
- Refining the scheduling process to ensure all students spend time with their counselors and teachers to discuss course options.
- Revising pathway charts to clarify options for students as they move through various pathways.
- Utilizing the Graduation Plan document.
- Adding a Time Management Planner to assist with planning a balanced academic schedule to promote personal wellness.
- Providing time in all classrooms for teachers to discuss their department's course pathway options with students.
- Providing all students the opportunity to discuss course selections one-on-one with both their teachers and school counselor
Our high school teachers will be sharing course recommendations for next year with all students through February 4, 2018. After requests are submitted, our school counselors will be meeting with students to review course requests and address questions. A list of significant dates and events are listed below for your information. These events help to support our students through this process and guide their scheduling decisions as well.
Jan. 25-Feb. 4
PRMS teachers share course recommendations with current 8th-grade students. PRHS teachers share course recommendation with individual students at the high school.
at 8:15 a.m.
Class meeting for Grade 8 in high school auditorium; representatives from each elective department will present.
at 7:30 a.m.
Class meeting for Grade 9 in high school auditorium; representatives from each elective department will present.
at 9:15 a.m.
Class meeting for Grade 10 in high school auditorium; representatives from each elective department will present.
at 7:30 a.m.
Class meeting for Grade 11 in high school auditorium; representatives from each elective department will present.
at 6:30 p.m.
Informational meeting for middle school and parochial parents in high school auditorium. Teachers will be present to share information and answer questions about high school courses.
Grades 8 - 11 students will receive core academic course requests and informational letters during homeroom (high school) and social studies classes (middle school) for students to take home and choose electives.
Deadline for all students to return completed and signed academic course requests to homeroom teachers (high school) or social studies classes (middle school).
Feb. 25-March 15
Counselors will begin meeting students on an individual basis and input electives.
Students receive verification forms in homeroom (high school) or social studies classes (middle school). Students and parents are asked to verify only that the courses showing match their original course request form.
Deadline for signed verification forms to be returned to homeroom teacher (high school) or social studies classes (middle school).
Nancy Bowman, Principal
Robert Puskas, Assistant Principal
Stephanie Svilar, Assistant Principal