Special Scheduling Broadcast

2021-2022 School Year Course Selection Information

February 1, 2021

A Special Message from Mr. Finkle!


Dear Parents/Guardians:


It's planning and scheduling time here at DHS. Once again, Covid is dictating how we go about preparing for the next school year. Usually, we hold assemblies for all of the students at DHS; however, unfortunately, due to capacity limits, we cannot hold them this year. I thought of the best way to disseminate the information and did the next best thing, I recorded the information for your viewing pleasure! A big Thank You to Mr. Brown from DIS for recording and compiling the scheduling videos and to Mr. Palumbo for compiling the electives video.


This broadcast includes the following:


  • Videos that detail important information about graduation requirements, courses of study, and the process of scheduling. One is specifically designed for the Class of 2025 as it is more specific for our incoming Freshmen.


  • A video on the elective courses to give you and your child a bit more insight into the different opportunities that students can pursue here at Delran High School.


  • Important documents that are useful for scheduling. It includes our Program of Studies, a list of all courses offered at DHS, the Abridged version of the Program of Studies which only lists courses for the Class of 2025, the Scheduling Waiver Form, and Option II paperwork. All of these items are addressed within the Scheduling Videos.


  • A list of the upcoming meetings on Wednesday and Thursday specific to scheduling. I look forward to seeing you there and will answer any and all questions that you may have.


  • More specifics about scheduling for both students in Grades 9-11 as well as Grade 8 specifics.


If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at dfinkle@delranschools.org or 856-461-6100 x3005.


With Bear Pride and Spirit,

Daniel S. Finkle

DHS Principal

Electives!

We traditionally have an elective fair where students can speak with other students about their experience in the courses. Due to the pandemic, we are unable to hold this expo. Here is a presentation that outlines all of the elective courses that we have to offer at Delran High School!

Evening Meetings for Parents and Students

Advanced Placement/College Accelerated Program(AP/CAP)

On Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:00 pm, I will present information on our AP/CAP Program offered at DHS. I will give a short presentation and then open it up to questions. Students will be present to answer course-specific questions that you may have. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Click here to sign in.


Question and Answers for Parents/Students in Grades 9-11

On Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm, I will host a Question & Answer session for both students and parents about scheduling for the 2021-2022 school year. This program will be open to all present 9th through 11th graders and will address teacher recommendations, the Program of Studies, as well as electives, and the waiver process. The program will begin at 7:00 pm virtually. Click here to sign in. No question is silly unless it isn't asked!


Question and Answers for Parents/Students in Grade 8 - Class of 2025

On Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 pm, I will present a scheduling orientation and answer questions for our incoming 9th graders only. This program will address teacher recommendations, the Program of Studies, as well as electives, and the waiver process. This will be a very informative evening, and we look forward to seeing you! Click here to sign in.

Scheduling for Grades 9-11

As in previous years, students will be choosing their elective courses from February 2nd to February 11th. Study Hall is under the DUTY Department. This is the course that many students find difficult to find in the Student Portal.


Teachers have spoken with each student last week to inform him/her about their recommendation if it is a change from the student's present level. All teacher recommended courses are available for your viewing on the Student and Parent Portals. Should you and your child wish to move to a higher level, a Scheduling Waiver Form must be submitted. Waiver Forms should be submitted to the Guidance Department ASAP. It is not necessary to meet with a counselor to submit a waiver form. Waivers will not be accepted after March 15, 2021.


Each student will meet with his/her counselor over the next two months. All students should be seen by early April. A list of course requests that have been finalized with the counselor will be sent home with the third marking period report cards. They will also be available on the Parent Portal under Course Requests. Should you have any questions, please speak with your child's counselor.


Option II paperwork must be completed for any course taken outside of the four walls of DHS. This would be used for credit recovery or accelerating in a course of study. We also use Option II paperwork for Independent Study courses. Please remember to read the paperwork thoroughly and the course must be approved before you pay any monetary fees.

Scheduling for Grade 8 - Class of 2025

Each student will meet with Mr. Jeff DeNick individually to discuss their schedule for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will be choosing their elective courses from February 2nd to February 11th. Please remember that each incoming Freshman must choose a World Language as well as one(1) elective. Study Hall is an elective and is course #999. Study Hall is under the DUTY Department. This is the course that many students find difficult to find in the Student Portal.


All teacher recommended courses are available for your viewing on the Student and Parent Portals. Should you and your child wish to move to a higher level, a Scheduling Waiver Form must be submitted. Waiver Forms should be submitted to the Guidance Department ASAP. It is not necessary to meet with a counselor to submit a waiver form. Waivers will not be accepted after March 15, 2021.


Should you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Jeff DeNick at the middle school.

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