Class of 2014 course selection and registration guidelines
Class of 2014 Future SeniorsCourse Selection & Registration Guidance St. Charles East Counseling Department
Senior Year Classes Are Important!O Colleges are looking for rigorous course work – including during senior year!O Make sure you know the admissions requirements of colleges to which you are interested in applying. (i.e. Do I need a 4th year of Math? Of Science? etc....)O Take classes that help you explore possible college majors.O Challenge yourself - but don’t overextend!
How Many Classes Do I Need?O All seniors must take 5 academic classes and PE (6 credit-producing courses) to meet the CUSD 303 full-time student requirement.O Here are the minimum requirements: O English 12 (all year) O Government and Economics (full-year American Agenda or Co-op meet this requirement) O PE (all year) O 3 credits of Electives
Another Way to Look at Your Course SelectionsO English (1.0 credits)O Government (.5)O Economics (.5)O PE (1.0)O Elective (1.0)O Elective (1.0)O Elective (1.0) = 6.0 credits (the minimum for full-time status)PLUS: Elective (1.0) (or study hall) Elective (1.0) (or lunch; lunch/study; unscheduled) = 8 period day
Course RecommendationsO When it is appropriate, your CURRENT (core course) teachers will make recommendations for next year’s course work.O Look in the ‘Recommendation’ section in HAC for this information.
Entering Course Requests thru Home Access Center•Login to Home Access Center•Click on the COURSE REQUESTS tab•Next to each course type, click the icon under the Add/Edit Course Selections column. •This will open the box to select a course •Put a checkmark in the box next to the course you would like to select •Click SAVE when you are done with this subject area
•The courses you have selected will appear below the subject area.•You can click on the icon under the Add/Edit Course Selections column if you would like to add another course to a subject area,or change/remove a course that you had previously selected.
English (Choose 1)O Multiples Perspectives Though Film and LiteratureO Fantasy and Science FictionO Literature World TourO Leadership StudiesO Creative Writing & LiteratureO World Mythology HonorsO British Literature HonorsO AP LanguageO AP Literature
Social Studies Required Senior-Year Classes Government (0.5 credit) Economics (0.5 credit)O Government O EconomicsO Government Honors O Economics HonorsO American Agenda O American Agenda (year-long combined (yearlong combined with Econ) with Govt)O American Agenda O American Agenda Honors (yearlong Honors (year-long combined with Econ) combined with Govt)O AP Government O AP Economics A full year of Co-op meets the ‘econ’ requirement.
Physical EducationO All students must take PE III, PE IV, & PE V once and repeat either PE III or PE IV or PE V. (Each of these PE courses is a semester- long class.)O Seniors sign up for one PE class each semester (two total).
Senior Scheduling Special Requests!O Students (in good standing and on-target for graduation) may elect an Unscheduled 1st or 8th period. (Please note: Unscheduled periods are not guaranteed and not all requests can be met.)O Students may choose a Jr/Sr lunch/study or Jr/Sr full-period lunch. (*Please note: students who choose an unscheduled period must choose Jr/Sr lunch/study).
ElectivesO Seniors may select 3-to-4 credits of additional electives. (Remember, all students must be enrolled in 6 credit-producing classes.)We encourage you to:O take courses that are purposeful for your future goals– career and college.O read the Course Catalogue posted on our school’s website. (There are many new elective courses available next year.)O consider the numerous off-campus programs available to seniors through ECC and Fox Valley Career Center. (Check with your counselor for additional information.)