Registration for Rising 9th Graders
School Year 2021-2022 (Orange High School)
How to register for classes in the 21-22 school year
We're so excited for our rising 9th Graders to join us at OHS in the Fall! Your counseling department has put together many resources to answer your questions. Please review these resources, and then reach out to your Middle School Counselor or the OHS 9th Grade Counselor Mrs. Laws, if you need further assistance in completing your registration. Note that all courses must be selected by March 12th.
To guide you through the registration process please follow the following steps:
Registration Steps (Easy as 1, 2, 3):
1. Freshmen Course List 21-22 (You will need this to help guide your selections Online)2. Registration Overview-video (5 minutes)
4. Orange County schools course guide (Description of classes)
5. Virtual Expo OHS course offerings/Departments (25 minutes)
Registration Timeline (Important dates)
February 26th Virtual Drop Sessions for Students
11-12pm AL Stanback
1-3pm Gravelly Hill
Middle School Counselors will send out the meeting link (students check your email for the invite)
February 22nd through March 12th
- Students can register for classes online (Powerschool) starting February 22nd through March 12
- The OHS 9th Grade Counselor Mrs. Laws will be available during the day for registration appointments.
March 12th-Registration closes March 12th
- Registration will close online for students on March 12. Be sure to sign up for your classes!
Engineering Academy Application
If you're interested in applying for the Engineering Academy, please click here.
The deadline to turn in an application has been extended until Sunday, February 28, 2021.
AVID is a college-preparation program for future first-generation college students who demonstrate the academic potential and determination to be successful in a 4-year college.
Flow Charts/Pacing Guides
Flow Charts/Pacing Guides are designed to help you map each class your student will take in a specific content area over the next four years. The pacing guide can also be a helpful piece of information to see the suggested pacing if you are thinking about honors, advanced placement, or career technical education courses.
Registering for Honor Level Courses
- These classes will be more rigorous...which means you will have homework every night that can also lead into the weekend. Honors, AP, and CCP courses are more rigorous than standard courses; they move at a faster pace and require more work from the student.
- You don't have to sign up for every course that you were recommended for, please keep in mind that you have to balance your other commitments such as sports, clubs and social life.
- A record of success in Honors, AP, and CCP courses shows college admissions offices that students are prepared for college-level work.
- If you were not recommended for an honors level course, you can still take an honors level course (but please discuss this with your parents and current teacher so that you understand the level of commitment that you are making).
Interested in taking college level courses as a High School Student?
To be eligible for a College Transfer pathway, students must:
- Be a high school junior or senior.
- Have a 2.8 or higher unweighted high school GPA OR demonstrate college readiness in reading, writing and math on a state-approved assessment test (SAT, PSAT, ACT, Pre-ACT,ACC placement test).
- Maintain at least a college GPA of 2.0 after two college courses for continued eligibility
To be eligible for a Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway, students must:
- Be a high school junior or senior.
- Have a 2.8 or higher unweighted high school GPA,
OR demonstrate college readiness in reading, writing and math on a state-approved
assessment test (SAT, PSAT, ACT, Pre-ACT, ACC placement test),
OR have written recommendation from the high school principal/principal’s designee. If entering CCP upon principal/designee recommendation, student must meet the prerequisite for any course in the chosen pathway.
- Maintain at least a college GPA of 2.0 after two college courses for continued eligibility.
For additional information about the Career and College Promise, Please click on the follow links:
Need an appointment with a counselor?
Drop Virtual In SessionsThe 9th Grade OHS Counselor will be available virtually on Friday, February 26th for all the Middle Schools students for drop in assistance with your registration.
9:00am-11am CW Standford Middle School
11:00am-12pm AL Stanback Middle School
1:00pm-3:00pm Gravelly Hill Middle School
*Please check with your Middle School Counselor for the Calendar Invite.
Individual Virtual Appointments
February 22nd through March 12: The OHS 9th Grade Counselor (Mrs. Laws) will have 15 minute appointment slots to answer questions and assist with registration. Click the link below to make an appointment with your counselor. Note the appointments are for 15 minutes to allow as many spot available for students and families. Click below to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Laws.
If you need registration assistance in Spanish, please email Ms. Hally Chirinos, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-259-0315 for assistance making an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out some of the answers to the most FAQs:
How do I find the description of a course?
Do I have to take an honors level course?
What happens if I want to change a class?
Meet Your Counselor!
Student Services Department
Crystal Laws, 9th Grade Counselor
Phyllis Farlow, Counselor, A-Gl (10th-12th Grade)
Sam Westbrook, Counselor, Go-N (10th-12th Grade)
Kelly Schaeffer, Counselor, O-Z (10th-12th Grade)
Jose Ortega, College Advisor
Nick Montgomery, Career Development Coordinator
Matthew Hunt - Principal
Marcia Compton, Student Services Secretary
Cal Beneze, School Counseling Intern