21 Feb

Looking ahead to 2020-2021: Academic Scheduling Begins

As we begin to plan for next year (yes it’s that time), we are altering our process from previous years just a little, aiming to make things a little more clear and efficient. There are many steps to the decisions that students will make, and we’ll start this week with asking current sophomores and juniors to indicate which honors and AP courses they want to be considered for. The department chairs have explained the options at a meeting at the end of last week, after which students have completed their requests. The department chairs and deans will take these requests and make the final determinations on placement. We have urged them to remember that indicating preference is not admission into the course. We will place students in courses xbased on what we believe is best for them.

After working with this information, we will move more deeply into the scheduling conversation in about two weeks, and we invite you to hear from the deans on Monday March 2, 2020, at 7:00 PM. We will send a reminder the week before the event but please mark the date. This is an important event to attend for parents in grades 9, 10, and 11.

As we get to the logistics of the process, we have come to realize over the past couple of years that fewer and fewer students actually use the printed copies we produce of the Course of Studies book, so we have decided to take the more environmentally sound route and work from the online version.

Parents/guardians will learn more about this at the meeting on March 2.