It’s that time of year again when we prepare our students and their families for the course selection process. Course selection is an exciting time for all students and best exemplifies the partnership between family and school. As we transition into the course selection process, we ask that you and your child identify future academic and career goals so courses can be chosen that will lead to successful attainment of those goals.
The future success of your child relies heavily upon the courses they take in high school. Moreover, your child’s education is not only important to our local economy, but to our national economy. Research shows time and time again a direct correlation between an individual’s level of education and the future success of that individual and his or her country. That is why we take course selection so seriously at Garden Spot High School.
Much time and energy is invested by the high school guidance counselors and administrative team in helping students make informed decisions. Discussions regarding course selection begin in October and the entire process is not complete until mid-summer. From an administrative perspective, the scheduling process is extremely important as we utilize student course request data to assign staff, allocate resources, and decide which courses will and will not be offered.
Ultimately, students are responsible for the courses they request. Course requests should only be completed after carefully consulting with parents, teachers, and counselors. School counselors are available throughout the process to answer any questions regarding course selection. Furthermore, students are permitted to submit schedule change requests during the selection and verification stages of scheduling from February to the last day of the current school year. After this time, no changes will be accepted.
The following schedule will be implemented for 2015/16 Course Selection:
Class of 2016 – 02/10/2015 – 02/16/2015
Class of 2017 – 02/17/2015 – 02/23/2015
Class of 2018 – 02/24/2015 – 03/02/2015
Class of 2019 – 03/03/2015 – 03/09/2015
Please note, 2015/16 Course Selection will occur online as it has been done in the past. Directions for 2015/16 Course Selection as well as the 2015/16 Course Selection Guide are available on the High School’s website.
We look forward to working with you and your child as they take steps toward preparing for a successful and productive future. We encourage our students to challenge themselves academically by setting realistic goals and enrolling in courses that will best meet their future needs. Please contact your child’s school counselor with any questions you have regarding course selection.
Guidance Counselor (A-L)
Guidance Counselor (M-Z)