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Course Scheduling Update

The high school is in the midst of scheduling students for the 2014-15 school year.  Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are working with counselors in assigned labs to input course requests.  Our counselors will visit the middle school on March 21st to assist the class of 2018 with their course requests.

It is critical that parents and students understand that the courses requested by students are what drives the master schedule.  Teaching staff is assembled based on student course requests.  As a result, R-PHS honors student choices and then holds them accountable to the choices they make for the 2014-15 school year.  Once requests are final, there are four criteria that warrant a schedule change.  They are:

  • A student has an incomplete schedule
  • A student needs to re-take a failed course
  • A student does not meet a class prerequisite
  • A student has already earned credit for a course in credit recovery or a test-out setting

PowerSchool Portal request access will close at the end of the day (2:45 p.m.) on Thursday, April 3rd.   All student/parent-driven requests are final as of this date.  If a course is not offered because of lack of student requests, counselors will call down affected students to have them choose an alternate course.

As an assistance to parents and students, remember the following items when inputting course requests:

  • All students must request six total credits
  • Full-year courses must request an “A” (first semester) and a “B” (second semester).  For example, a student requesting English 10 will need to request both English 10A and English 10B
  • Semester courses (.5 credit) do not have an A or a B and may fall either semester
  • If requesting courses that require paperwork (ITL, TRT, CTC classes) be sure to have that completedbeforerequesting.  If classes require an audition (Band, Choir, Theatre) be sure to complete your audition prior to requesting
  • Be sure to that you have checked for prerequisites in the curriculum guide, and that you have read the course description and syllabus for ach course
  • If a student has failed a required course previously, be sure to sign up for that course again.  All students now have access to their grade history from the start of their high school career
  • Not only should students and parents discuss course options, but include current teachers so the course selection is of the appropriate level
  • Counselors are available to help students with course choices, however, it is ultimately the student who is responsible for knowing his/her credit needs and requesting the appropriate courses

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