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.
- Investigate course options using resources in this newsletter
- Enter course requests into Home Access Center HAC opened November 30 and closes at 3 pm on Jan 16.
- Review Elective Options and Complete the Incoming Freshman Course Selection Survey
- Attend Future Freshman Curriculum Information Night on January 5, 2022
- Meet individually with counselor during the week of January 17, 2022
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.
Click on the Links Below to Learn More About Courses
Art Department Website
Additional Resources and Forms
- Use the Graduation Requirements Worksheet to plan your academic program, record credits earned, and track progress towards fulfilling D303 graduation requirements.
- The Career Pathways spreadsheet can be used to see what D303 courses align with a particular career or college major.
- Course Selection page on the CCR Website
- North High School home page
- Lunch Waiver Form
- Course Recommendation Reversal Agreement
- Unscheduled Beginning/End (Seniors Only)
- Step-by-Step Guide to entering courses into HAC
- Art: Stephanie Dodd, email@example.com
- Business: Denise Leatherman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- English: Matt Ruckoldt, email@example.com
- FACS/Tech: Kandace Brink, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mathematics: Jennifer Anderson, email@example.com
- Music: John Wojciechowski, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Science: Jared McCall, email@example.com
- Social Studies: Mike Zernone, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Education: Natalee Hryniewicz, email@example.com
- Wellness: Steve Dodd, firstname.lastname@example.org
- World Languages: Megan Marquez, email@example.com