Personalized Course Selection
**Links for 2021 Virtual Informational Parent Nights found below**What 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 advisement 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 skyward course requests and parent meetings will take place by school, per grade, and date.8th Grade Parent and Student Information Night
Skyward Course Requests School Current Grade Date All High Schools Freshmen Oct.- Nov. CTHS & SHS Sophomores December CTHS & SHS Juniors Jan.- Feb. BHS Juniors Oct.- Feb. BHS Sophomores Jan.- Feb. All Middle Schools 4 Year Plans & Course Requests 8th Grade Dec.- Jan. **2021 Virtual Informational Parent Nights**
Dual Credit Information Night SHS, BHS, & CTHS
Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors 8th Grade Parent and Student Information Night SHS 8th Graders View the Rough Rider Roundup: Rough Rider Roundup Link BHS 8th Graders View the Pioneer Preview Now: Pioneer Preview Link CTHS 8th Graders View the Ranger Showcase Now: Ranger Showcase Link Skyward Schedule Request/Arena 4/26 - 4/29 ALL High Schools Current Juniors April 26th 8:30 am-9:59 pm Current Sophomores April 27th 8:30 am-9:59 pm Current Freshman April 28th 8:30 am-9:59 pm ALL Middle Schools Current 8th Graders April 29th 4:30 pm-9:59 pm April 30 Course Change Request Window 5/17 - 5/21 All Schools 8th-11th Graders May 17th-21st
To learn more about Personalized Course Selection read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & access our How-To Video posted below.
**Starting 2019-20 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 May. Changes will be based on seat availability and prerequisite requirements.
Arena Scheduling How-To Video
TEA Graduation Toolkit
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