COURSE SELECTION

Planning for the 2022-2023 School Year-UPDATED 1/6/2022

Course Selection Planning and Resource Guide

This newsletter is a comprehensive resource for St. Charles North High School student and parents to use when planning and choosing courses for the 2022-2023 school year. Information, resources and links will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.

Scheduling Process and Timeline

HAC opened on November 15 for students to begin selecting their courses. This will remain open through January 10 at 7:00 am. Students should use the Step-by-Step Guide to help walk them through the process. Some courses will be "locked" based on teacher recommendations. If students wish to change a course to a level other than what was recommended and change, a Course Recommendation Reversal Agreement must be completed and submitted.


On Wednesday, November 17, the school ran a 411 schedule to provide students the opportunity to view the Course Selection Video prepared by the counselors to help them prepare for choosing classes.


On Tuesday, November 30, the school ran a second 411 schedule to provide students the opportunity to view the Blended Learning Video. This provided information on this course option, how to sign up for these courses, and the deadlines involved.


During December, students received presentations in various classes to help make them aware of the course and elective options they have available for the 2022-2023 school year. Teachers also discussed their recommendations with students. See the links below for additional course information.


Starting on Monday, January 10, students will be scheduled to have a 10 minute, highly focused, individual meeting with their counselor to review their course selections. It is important that students have made preliminary selections in HAC prior to this meeting. This is the student's opportunity to ask questions and refine choices. See below for the counselor meeting schedule.


Verification letters will be sent out in early February. Changes are due back to counselors before February 11, 2022.

For Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP's)

It is important for all students, including those with IEP's, to meet with their counselors in order to discuss their current credits, future goals, and any elective courses they may be interested in taking.


Prior to the counselor meeting, we would encourage all families to speak with their child(ren) about what courses would interest them, so the students are ready to meet with their counselor.


Teacher recommendations for student core classes (i.e. Math, English, Social Studies, and Science) have been entered into Home Access Center (HAC). Student courses will be reviewed and discussed at the student’s IEP meeting and any adjustments will be made by the counselors at this time.


If any additional course placement changes are made by the IEP team after February 11, 2022, the IEP team will communicate these changes to the student’s counselor.


The above information also holds for future freshmen with the exception of teacher recommendations being entered into HAC. A representative from the high school will be at 8th grade IEP meetings to aid in the transition and course selection process.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s case manager.

For 8th Grade Students (Class of 2026) Only

Counselors met with Wredling and Thompson students during the week after Thanksgiving to begin the process of selecting courses for the 2022-2023 school year. During the presentation the counselors discussed what a typical schedule looks like, the difference between standard, honors, and Advanced Placement level courses, graduation requirements, the scheduling process, and more.


Next Steps

  1. Investigate course options using resources in this newsletter
  2. Enter course requests into Home Access Center HAC opened November 30 and closes at 3 pm on Jan 16.
  3. Review Elective Options and Complete the Incoming Freshman Course Selection Survey
  4. Attend Future Freshman Curriculum Information Night on January 5, 2022
  5. Meet individually with counselor during the week of January 17, 2022


Resources

  1. North Incoming Freshman Registration Letter
  2. Course Level Guidance for 9th Grade

Counselor Meeting Schedules

Students will need to report to the College and Career Readiness Office at the assigned time. This may be during a class period. Teachers know this may happen and will allow students to make up any missed work.


It is important that students attend at their assigned date and time. Absent students should contact their counselor to schedule a make-up meeting.


It is important that students have made preliminary course selections in HAC before their meeting. The meeting is their opportunity to ask questions and refine choices.


January 10-14: Juniors-Class of 2023

January 24-28: Sophomores-Class of 2024

Jan. 31-Feb. 4: Freshmen-Class of 2025

Additional Resources and Forms


Contact Information

Counselor Alignment & Contact Information


Lead Teachers