Important Information Regarding 2019-2020 Course Registration

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 8:21am

Important Information Regarding 2019-2020 Course Registration

During third period today (1/3/19), each student received a Course Registration Form (with teacher recommendations for graduation requirements), and a Course Options sheet.  The complete course catalog is available online at https://www.hcpss.org/f/academics/hs-catalog-2019-20.pdf#page=1&zoom=auto,-35,798. Students should refer to page 2 of the course catalog (Graduation Requirements), and page iii (Four Year High School Plan) near the back of the course catalog to help determine courses for next year.  Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject area in the course catalog. Refer to page 14 (General Information) of the course catalog for course level information. 

We always encourage students to challenge themselves with Honors, GT and AP courses where appropriate.  However, students should be aware that any AP level class is a college-level course, and is very rigorous.  Students need to make deliberate decisions about how many GT/AP classes to take each year, as well as how much work they can handle.  Students should strive to create balance in their life in order to reduce stress, while still choosing an academically rigorous schedule.

Once you have made course selections, you or your student should access HCPSS Connect/Synergy to input those selections.  The window for online course selections begins on January 7th and concludes on January 22nd.  Students must have a total of 7 preferred courses as well as 3 alternate courses.

Please use the link below to access a video for additional information on how to complete course registration online.

YouTube video-Selecting Courses through HCPSS Connect

Supplemental directions for students

If you have concerns or disagree with any of the course recommendations, please contact your child’s teacher or counselor.  You may complete the Course Placement Review on the reverse side of the Registration Form if you are still not satisfied with the recommendation.  This form must be completed by January 22nd.

Please remember the window for course requests opens on Monday, January 7th. If you try to log on to complete course requests today, you will not be able to do so.  The menu option “Course Requests” will not appear in Synergy/Connect for students/parents to click on until the window opens on January 7th.

On Friday, January 4th, an Electives fair will be held outside the cafeteria during all lunches to assist students in selecting elective courses.

From January 29th thru February 14th, counselors will meet with students individually to finalize their course selections.

On February 15th, you will receive an email to confirm course selections and alternate requests.

Please contact your student’s counselor should you have additional questions about course selection.

A – D           Ms. Caren Hoffman, Caren_Hoffman@hcpss.org
E – L           Ms. Mindy Hirsch, Mindy_Hirsch@hcpss.org
M – Sb        Ms. Carolyn Devlin, Carolyn_Devlin@hcpss.org
Sc – Z         Dr. Steven Burnett, Steven_Burnett@hcpss.org