Personalized Course SelectionWhat is it?Personalized Course Selection will allow current 8th graders, high school Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors to participate in choosing their courses for the next school year using their Student Access account in Skyward. The benefits of this system include: a streamlined approach to choosing courses, intentional advising including creating, revisiting, and revising 4-year plans, and some student choice in creating their 8 period day.When is it happening? As you read across this chart, you will find when course requests and parent meetings will take place by school, per grade, and date.
Course Requests School Current Grade Date All High Schools Freshmen Oct.- Nov. CTHS & SHS Sophomores December CTHS & SHS Juniors Jan.- Feb. BHS Juniors October BHS Sophomores February All Middle Schools 4 Year Plans & Course Requests 8th Grade February Informational Parent Nights CTHS, BHS, & SHS Parent and Student Information Night 8th Graders January SHS Advanced Academics & DUAL credit Information Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors December BHS Advanced Academics & DUAL credit Information Freshman, Sophomores, & Juniors January CTHS Advanced Academics & DUAL credit Information Freshman, Sophomores, & Juniors January Skyward Schedule Request Dates ADJUSTED dates TBD ALL High Schools Current Juniors May Current Sophomores May Current Freshman May ALL Middle Schools Current 8th Graders May All Schools Schedule Change Window TBD
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & How-To Video
**2020-21 Update: In order to support initial planning choices and endorsement pathways, alternates will not be available for students to choose during schedule request selections. Alternates will only be used by Counselors to resolve individual student schedule issues and fill gaps, as needed. Once schedules are finalized, students will still have the option for a schedule request change in June. Changes will be based on seat availability and prerequisite requirements.Click here to view a list of FAQs and answers.
TEA Graduation Toolkit
College Credit and Advanced Academics in High SchoolEMS ISD offers numerous opportunities for students to earn college credit while enrolled in the district. These include College Board Advanced Placement, Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment courses. For more information please click on: