2017-18 Course Registration Materials

We are working with students to help them navigate the class registration process. To best help students pick a schedule that benefits them at Eagle Valley High School and beyond we have broken up the information into three portions to ensure accuracy and efficiency. We have centered course selection and planning around CAREER CLUSTERS and CAREER PATHWAYS. This will help students to explore possible career interests, choose classes that align with an easier to follow post-secondary plan, and help communicate the importance of creating a meaningful plan for high school and after graduation.

The following materials are available to help inform and guide students and their families through the registration process.
CLICK HERE for the 2017-18 Academic Planning Guide
CLICK HERE for the 4 Year Planning Worksheet
CLICK HERE for the College & Career Pathways

Each grade has its own registration worksheet.  Students will be turing these in to their counselors with their course selections.  The worksheets are for the grade the student will be in next year.  Current 8th graders - Freshman worksheet, 9th graders - Sophomore worksheet, etc.
CLICK HERE for the Freshman Registration Worksheet  (Will be completed at feeder middle schools this spring)
CLICK HERE for the Sophomore Registration Worksheet  (Due week of March 12th)
CLICK HERE for the Junior Registration Worksheet (Due week of March 6th)
CLICK HERE for the Senior Registration Worksheet (Due week of February 27th)

Here is a basic outline of the steps students will be going through to complete the registration process.

STEP 1

The first piece of this process is to help students create their FOUR YEAR PLAN. The information delivered during this piece was done during English classes at the end of January and beginning of February. The four year plan helps to outline how many credits are needed to graduate high school, how many credits are required for college entrance, and gave students the first glance at the career pathways. This activity was completed online through our Naviance website. This rough draft helps students to plan what classes they will take, when they will take them, and what credits those classes fulfills. This plan gave them the opportunity to look at what classes they have already taken and what classes they should take, with a specific career cluster in mind. The goal of assisting them to complete the four year plan was to have them start with the end in mind. They started with a career cluster(s) and backwards to fill in classes that can expose them to career related courses and/or help them get a head start accruing college credit and resources aimed towards a specific career area.  We started the registration process with this activity to shift the focus of course selection towards college or career related goals.

STEP 2
After they complete the four year plan, the rough draft for their entire high school career, we then explain in more detail how to actually choose classes for their upcoming year. We explain how the registration process starts; each student will receive a copy of their current transcript. It is important that they look over their transcript to see what classes they already taken, what graduation requirements they still need to fulfill, and to check for any classes they need to be repeated for graduation. After reflecting on their current transcript, they can access the career pathways to help them follow along with the class recommendations for their specific career interest.  They can also access the ACADEMIC PLANNING GUIDE to find more detailed descriptions of classes and check to see if their desired class has any prerequisites (which they can check for on their transcript). During this time they also received a Course Selection Worksheet. Each grade has a correlating worksheet. This will act as their rough draft for course selection; they are required to check a box for each of their core course selections. If a student is not sure what core option is best for them , the teacher signature requirement ensures that they talk to their current core teachers and ask for advice about which course selection would best suit their skills, abilities, and interests. They will then choose electives to complete their required amount of credits. Electives can correlate to a career or college pathway. For example, there is no graduation requirement for foreign language, but there is a foreign language requirement for college entrance. If a student’s pathway includes college, they would include their foreign language course selection under their electives. The elective choices should represent their college or career pathway. It also gives them room to explore possible college and career options.  EACH GRADE LEVEL HAS A DIFFERENT DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THEIR COURSE SELECTION WORKSHEET WITH THE REQUIRED SIGNATURES. 

STEP 3
The final task for this process is the actual course registration. Starting with the current juniors, students will go to the counseling office with their class and sit down with a counselor, administrator, or coordinator to input their selections from their course selection worksheet into the computer. They will go over their selections, and be prompted to explain why they chose each class. After meeting with all current juniors, sophomores, and freshman all of the course requests will help generate a master schedule that can best fulfill the requests of all students.  Yearlong schedules are divided into two semesters. Any changes made after this point heavily alter the balance of teacher – student ratios, and can negatively affect the schedule.