9th Grade Course Registration
On Friday, April 12, 2019 all 9th grade students received information on the course selection process for 2019-2020 during homeroom. If you or your child are not currently in 9th grade, current 10th and 11th grade students will completed course selection in March. Please note we will be sending home a follow up letter mid-May with your child’s course selections for 2019-2020.
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 FRESHMEN will be turning this in via their science classes on April 18th, 19th, 22nd, or 23rd), 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 freshmen will meet with counselors during their science classes on April 18th, 19th, 22nd, or 23rd.
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 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?