Course Registration Continues

Course Registration Process and Timeline

  •  To begin the 2020-2021 registration process, teachers of pre-requisite core courses (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages) are responsible for making appropriate course recommendations for the next school year.  Students will then attend an advisement period (see the timeline below) to learn more about the registration process and timeline, and select their electives through Infinite Campus (Student Campus), on their device. (Rising 9th-grade students will make elective selections on a Course Verification form at their home middle school.) Elective choices, and your student’s teacher recommendations, will create two rounds of Course Verification Forms. Students may make changes to these courses up until the end of this school year, if necessary. The final deadline for course changes for the 2020-2021 school year is May 22, 2020.

    Students are encouraged to pursue an appropriately challenging course of study; however, they should keep in mind that the demands of college-prep, honors-level, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses vary.  Students should consider their entire course load and aim for a balanced schedule by taking into account teacher recommendations, District placement guidelines, course load, extra-curricular commitments, interest level, after-school jobs, future goals, and other factors when signing up for honors-level and AP courses.  Teachers, parents, and students are encouraged to use the matrix at the following link to provide additional guidance in making course selections.  Students who receive two or more ratings of 1 or 2 are not strong candidates for honors or AP classes. 

    Cambridge Course Recommendation Guidelines – See the Cambridge Curriculum Guide


    No student who meets the criteria outlined in the District placement guidelines should be prevented from taking a course, but this is only one criterion used to determine appropriate placement.  District placement guidelines can be found at the link below.

    Fulton County Schools Placement Guidelines

    In determining placement for students who fall short of the criteria, overall aptitude demonstrated by evidence from past performance and teacher feedback should be considered, always bearing in mind what is in the best interests of the student. 

    After considering teacher recommendations and the guidance charts, parents may sign a waiver for placement in an accelerated, honors, or Advanced Placement course if a student does not meet the District placement guidelines. 

     

    First Course Verification Form Distributed

    Tuesday, February 25

    Students in grades 9th – 11th will receive their first-round Course Verification Form on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, during advisement class after the second period. Please be advised, the layout of the course listing is different from the past because of our new information system, Infinite Campus. The goal of the first round is to ensure your student has the core classes (English, Science, Math, Social Studies, World Language) listed. Each core class earns one (1) credit. Your student’s teachers recommend core classes.

    Your student may or may not have participated in selecting his/her electives electronically. Those elective courses will also be listed. If your student did not select electives electronically, he/she may write in their choice on the Verification Form.

    New layout:

    Example: Course Verification From

    Please note, if your student’s course list does not contain a program in bold, it does not impact their course registration. This setting is a default of Infinite Campus and is being refined. Additionally, some of the electronic elective selections may appear under the listing Alternate Course. Please follow the directions on the form and strikethrough any changes you desire.

    All students will need six (6) credit hours. Core courses earn one (1) credit hour and are yearlong, and elective courses earn a half credit (.5), as they are semester-long.

    Please note that the paper verification form is the only way for students and parents/guardians to view and make changes to the standing course selections for 2020-2021. This process is not available in the Parent/Student Campus at this time. 

     

    First Course Verification Form Due

    February 28, 2020

    Forms are due to second-period teachers. Rising 9th-grade students should return forms to their respective schools.

    Second Course Verification Form Distributed

    March 30, 2020 

    Students will receive the second Course Verification form that reflects any changes requested on the first-round form.

    Second Course Verification Form Due

    April 3, 2020

    Forms are due to second-period teachers. Rising 9th-grade students should return forms to their respective schools.

     

    Third, and Final Course Verification Form Distributed

    May 1, 2020 

    This form does not need to be returned unless there are final changes that need to be made. 

    Deadline for making changes to 2020-2021 Courses

    May 22, 2020

     

    Read more about the Course Registration process and timeline, as well as access Course Registration resources.