10th Grade Course Registration
On Friday, March 8, 2019 all 10th grade students received information on the course selection process for 2019-2020 during homeroom. If you or your child are not currently in 10th grade, scheduling information for current graders will be distributed during homeroom on April 12th. Current 11th grade students will complete course selection by Monday, March 11th.
This year, scheduling will be completed through the counseling department.
The documents students received in homeroom today are: the Course List for 2019-20 (note that one side has the course codes and the back side includes instructions for obtaining signatures), the Course Selection Worksheet (please note that ALL SOPHOMORES will be turning this in via their History classes on March 18th, 20th, and 21st), blended learning information, and information on the course discovery days.
If you still have questions after viewing the documents, below are some frequently asked questions about the process and required course approval signatures.
NEW FOR 2019: See the schedule in the sidebar of this year's Course Discovery Days - you can find out more information about some of the courses you can take next year by attending a tutorial with that course's teacher.
NOTE: All sophomores will meet with counselors during their history classes on March 18th, 20th, and 21st.
Q: I was absent from class. How do I obtain copies of the documents distributed?
A: Go to the counseling office during tutorial or lunch later this week.
Q: My teacher will not give me a course approval signature because I do not currently meet the prerequisite. How do I get approval if my final grade does meet the prerequisite?
A: Sign up for the course you are currently recommended to take. If your final grade meets the prerequisite you can change your course request during registration in August.
Q: I plan on taking a class during summer school. Should I put that class on my course request sheet or leave it off?
A: Put the course on your course request sheet. Please note that students should sign up for courses as if they are not participating in Summer School. If you attend Summer School through the Irvine Unified School District the course requests will automatically be changed after you receive a final grade on your transcript during the summer. If you attend Summer School through an outside accredited institution you must obtain a transcript from the school and your course request will be changed during registration (NOTE: WHS does not place grades from other institutions on our transcripts; prior approval required). If you would like more information about Summer School, please contact your child’s counselor or have your student stop by and his/her counselor.
Q: I am going to put athletics on my schedule. Do I need a signature?
A: If you are currently on an athletic team you do not need a signature. If you are not currently on an athletic team you must receive a signature from the coach prior to being placed into the class. In most situations this will not happen until next school year.
Q: I was recommended for several AP and honors courses for the 2019-2020 school year. Where can I find out more information about these courses?
A: Our AP/Honors night was Tuesday, March 5th. Topics discussed include: the Benefits of pursuing AP and Honors courses; AP/Honors course offerings at WHS; expectations for AP/Honors courses; making informed course selections; being mindful of balance and student wellness.
The evening also included information about Career & Technical Education courses, classes offered through Coastline Regional Occupational program, IUSD’s blended learning program, and dual enrollment courses through Irvine Valley College.
If you were unable to attend the event, please visit the counseling portion of the webpage for the presentation from that evening.
Q. I am interested in taking a Blended Learning Course.
A. Please list the course code for the Blended Learning class you wish to take on your course selection sheet. In addition, you will also need to speak to your assigned counselor as they will complete an online enrollment form required for all Blended Learning courses. Juniors can enroll in a Blended Learning class as their 6th class.
Q. I am interested in taking an off campus course such as ROP or a College Course. How do I register for these courses?
Students can enroll in an ROP class as their 6th class. Please consult with the ROP coordinator for more information on ROP course options and availability. An ROP course registration form must be filled out and a general ROP course code can be added to your course selections. Please refer to the WHS course list for the course code(s).
Students may enroll in a Dual enrollment College Class as their 6th class. Please note that all other college classes are taken for enrichment only. Credit will not be placed on the high school transcript. A special request form must be filled out to take community college courses (available in the counseling office) and a general “college course” course code can be added to your course selections. Please refer to the WHS course list for the course code(s).
Q. I would like to have an open 1st, 2nd, 7th, or 8th period during the 2019-2020 school year. Is this possible?
A. Yes, all students are eligible for an open 1st, 1st/2nd, 7th/8th or 8th. All students must enroll in a minimum of six courses and are advised to indicate this on their course selection sheet now, using the “additional utility codes” listed at the bottom of the WHS course list. WHS cannot guarantee open periods for the 2019-2020 academic year if students do not select this option during the registration process.
Q: I have questions about selecting courses for next year. When is my counselor available?
A: Counselors will be available during lunch 3/12, 3/13, and 3/14 of next week outside the counseling office to answer scheduling questions for 10th grade students. We ask that you come see them during this time if you have questions prior to the scheduling sessions in history classes, as this time will be very limited.
Q: Where can I find out more information about courses at WHS and the prerequisites?
A: Please visit our school website, woodbridgehigh.org. Click on the academics tab, and the 2018-2019 course of study is the first tab. This is our most comprehensive document here at WHS, outlining all our school policies as well as all information about our courses. The course of study for 2019-2020 will be posted ASAP.
Q: What paperwork do I need to turn in to complete the course selection process?
A: The only form that should be turned in is the Course Selection Worksheet. You MUST bring this sheet when you meet with a counselor on March 18th, 20th, or 21st or your courses will be chosen for you.
Q: I still have scheduling questions. Who can I contact for more information?
A: You may contact your counselor. If you have specific questions about the course registration process, you may contact Alicia Foulk, Assistant Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you and your student as we schedule for the 2019-2020 school year!