ALL Current 8th -11th grade students/families:
January 9, 4:00-7:00 pm - Registration Open House at South High- an opportunity for students and parents to talk with teachers about the classes being taught, different levels of classes (ie., Advanced Placement, Dual Credit), and elective class options.
5:30 pm in the theater: presentation for 8th grade students, parents/guardians
Current 8th grade students
January 4: South High counselors will visit Discovery 8th graders to distribute registration materials, discuss course selections, review graduation requirements.
January 19: South High counselors will visit CBE 8th graders to distribute registration materials, discuss course selections, review graduation requirements.
8th grade students: (be sure to attend your 8th grade conference with your current counselor who will help guide you through the registration process and finalize the plan for next year)
Current 9th grade students
January 25: Counselors will visit current 9th grade students during Physical Science classes to distribute registration materials, discuss course selections and review graduation requirements
February 2-3: Counselors will visit Physical Science classes again to assist 9th grade students in entering and finalizing their course selections for next year
Current 10th grade students
January 31: Counselors will visit current 10th grade students in Biology classes to distribute registration materials, discuss course selections and review graduation requirements
February 7 & 8: Counselors will visit Biology classes again to assist 10th grade students in entering and finalizing their course selections for next year
Current 11th grade students
February 6: Counselors will visit current 11th grade students in English classes to distribute registration materials, discuss course selections and review graduation requirements
February 14 & 15: Counselors will visit English classes again to assist 11th grade student in verifying credits needed for graduation, and in entering their final course selections.
All students are encouraged to speak with their parents, teachers and counselors as they work toward goals they have set for themselves. As students plan for next year’s classes, they should keep in mind requirements for graduation, requirements for admission into any school beyond high school, exploring career options and personal learning. This newsletter contains information regarding all of these topics. Thinking carefully about one’s high school years and post-high school plans is a necessity.
HOW MANY CLASSES SHOULD A STUDENT TAKE?
Consider the demands of various combinations of courses. There are eight periods in the South High school day, with a starting time of 8:35 a.m. and an ending time of 3:35 p.m. We recommend that students choose six classes per semester, leaving two free hours (study halls) per semester. Seven classes is a heavy load and eight can be an overload. Students taking seven or eight classes need to have plenty of out-of-school time for homework. Students with extracurricular or employment obligations need to pay careful attention to course loads.