It’s that time of year again! Looking at documents filled with information about credits, courses, and levels like AP and Honors, registration may seem complex, but don’t worry because the counselors make signing up for classes very easy. The counselors plan to visit all Page students to prepare them for registration. Ms. Sims and Ms. Huber have already visited my seventh period to discuss registering for next year’s classes and the college application process. Here are upcoming events related to the process:
March 6-14: PowerSchool opens for registration.
March 15-April 16: Current 9th-11th grade students meet individually with counselors. Students will be sent Teams invites in Canvas for their appointments. Students must complete an electronic four year plan form before their meeting, and they will review it with their counselor.
April 19: Student course selections will be mailed to parents.
April 23: Notifications go out by this day regarding magnet programs students were accepted to.
April 30: Parent-sign off on electronic forms, and flex schedule (for seniors) requests due. Also, this is the deadline to accept/decline Magnet program offers (IB/ROTC). No changes can be made after this date.
The Class of 2022 will have the option for a flex schedule, which means that they can drop either their first period or seventh period. However, in order to graduate, the requirements are as follows: four English classes, four math classes, three science classes, four social studies classes, Health and P.E., and six electives, including two language courses. There are additional requirements for International Baccalaureate students. IB students must have three HL (higher level) classes and three SL (standard level) classes, unless they choose to take four HL and two SL. These students must also take at least one IB class in English, history, science, math, and a foreign language in order to receive their IB diploma. If you are interested in taking one or two IB classes but not enough to receive a diploma, there are options. Any student can take any IB class with the exceptions of IB History of the Americas, IB Theory of Knowledge, and IB English. Instead, AP options are available for these classes, but for courses like French, students not working towards an IB diploma can still take IB French SL.
To see all of the courses that will be offered next year, visit this page: Course Projections. For more information on course requirements for graduation and possible paths to take, visit this link: Registration Quick Facts. If you have any questions about registering for classes, an email address for your counselor can be found on the Page website.