20-21 Scheduling Information

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 11:31am

The scheduling window for the 2020-2021 school year will open on January 8, 2020.  During third period on January 7, 2020, each student will receive a scheduling information packet.  The complete course catalog is available online at https://www.hcpss.org/f/academics/hs-catalog-2020-21.pdf.  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.  

On January 8, 2020, you and your student will be able to view teacher course recommendations and make additional course selections for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students should access Synergy to input course selections.  Course selections must equal 7 credits. In addition, students must also choose 3 alternate courses in case one of their preferred courses is not available.  All course requests must be entered by January 17, 2020.

If you have concerns or disagree with any of the course recommendations, please contact your child’s teacher or counselor.  If you are still not satisfied with the recommendation, parents/guardians may complete the Course Placement Review Form online through their HCPSS Connect account.  This form must be completed by January 17, 2020.

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. 

From January 28 through February 14, 2020, counselors will meet with students individually to finalize their course selections.

Please use the resources/links below to support you and your student in completing the course registration process this year:

Online video tutorial for Students: https://youtu.be/Ejo_RmcFtts 

Supplemental Directions for Students HCPSS105 Online Course Requests

*Please note rising 9th through 12th graders will access course requests through Synergy not HCPSS Connect.

Student Handout "Student Thinkabouts for Scheduling"

Online video tutorial for Parents on CPR form: https://youtu.be/RWt11DQvoRM 

Course Placement Review Form Directions for Parents

2020-2021 Course Catalog

Course Options for Rising 9th Graders

Course Options for Rising 10th Graders

Course Options for Rising 11th Graders

Course Options for Rising 12th Graders

Please contact your counselor should you have additional questions about course selection:

A – E           Ms. Kelli Brandt Kelli_Brandt@hcpss.org

F– L            Ms. Mindy Hirsch Mindy_Hirsch@hcpss.org

M – Sc        Ms. Carolyn Devlin Carolyn_Devlin@hcpss.org

Sd – Z         Dr. Steven Burnett Steven_Burnett@hcpss.org