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Course Selection 2017-18

Current 8th graders should view this page on our website for details about the scheduling process and timeline for incoming freshmen.
 
For current PVPHS students, course scheduling is a 2-part process. Current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors must enter their Course Requests online through Aeries by February 21 AND complete the Course Request Form and Time Management Form and return them to the Counseling Office by February 24.
 
PART 1:
Aeries Portal - Students must log in to their STUDENT Aeries account in order to select courses. The portal will be open February 13 - 21 for course selection.
PART 2:
These forms must be completed, signed by student and parent, and returned to the Counseling Office by February 24 (the Request for Placement Form is only required for classes for which  the student does not meet the pre-requisites):
 
FINDING COURSE NUMBERS
Use these grade-specific sheets to plan your schedule and find course numbers:
CAUTION: There are different course numbers if you want to take one of the blocks versus taking the same courses separately:
 
Grade 10
Non-block courses
English 2 Honors: course # 11123
AP European History: course # 14236

AP European History/English 2 Honors BLOCK
English 2 Honors/AP European History: course # 11237
AP European History/English 2 Honors: course # 14235

Grade 11
Non-block courses
English 3 Honors: course # 11124
AP US History: course # 14244

AP US History/English 3 Honors BLOCK
English 3 Honors/AP US History: course # 11134
AP US History/English 3 Honors: course # 14234

Grade 12
Non-block courses
AP Economics: course # 14212
AP American Government: course # 14227

AP Economics/American Government BLOCK
AP Economics: course # 14213
AP American Government: course # 14228
 

MORE INFORMATION
The scheduling window for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors to select courses for the 2017-2018 school year opens Monday, February 13, 2017 and closes Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Students will be scheduling through their student Aeries portal. Students who are unable to access their Aeries Portal should send email to Registrar Deirdre Heimer heimerd@pvpusd.net with their full name, birth date, grade, and email address. Note: Incoming Freshmen will meet with counselors in April to select classes.
 
Registration information with personalized course recommendations was mailed home to all students in early February. Students must return their COURSE REQUEST WORKSHEET, TIME MANAGEMENT SHEET, and any required REQUEST FOR PLACEMENT FORMS  (all signed by student and parent) to the Counseling Office no later than Friday, February 24, 2017 at 3pm.
 
WAIVING INTO COURSES
Teacher recommendations are the best predictor of success.  If students register for a course for which they were not recommended or for which they do not meet the prerequisites, they must complete a REQUEST FOR PLACEMENT FORM form.
 
Please be advised, although we encourage our students to try Honors and AP classes, the availability of level changes is never guaranteed.  Therefore, it is essential that students select courses wisely and not assume that they will be able to drop down from an Honors or AP class. Per Board policy, level changes are based on space availability.
FINALIZING COURSE SELECTIONS
Counselors will meet with students to review their course selections on the following dates:
Juniors - February 27 through March 10 during English class
Sophomores - February and March during individual Sophomore Counseling appointments
Freshman - March 13 through March 24 during English class
 
Once counselors have met with and verified all student course requests, parents will receive a letter with their child’s final course selections for 2017-2018. Prior to May 16, 2017 any student wishing to make a change to the courses selected must come to the Counseling Office and fill out a Request to Change Course form. This must be signed by a parent and returned to the Counseling Office. During the summer, requests to change a course must be submitted in writing via email to Micah Farrell, Associate Principal at farrellm@pvpusd.net before July 13, 2017. After this date, students must wait until after registration in August to request changes to their courses.