Course Registration Q&A

  • Why can't I see my teacher recommendations online?

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    The online registration system defaults to "Entry Mode." To see teacher recommended courses click the blue text "exit entry mode" right under the options button.

    Also, please note that incoming 9th graders may not be able to see math recommendations until the verification form is published to Aspen.

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  • How do I add alternates online from other subject areas?

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    You can only add a direct alternate from the same subject area. To add alternates from other subject areas use the "Alternates" section in Entry Mode at the bottom of the window. 

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  • My teacher recommended me for a course I do not want to take. How do I delete the course request?

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    Your guidance counselor can delete the course for you or you can indicate that you want to delete the request on Verification Day using the online Verification Day Google Form that will be shared with you.

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  • What if there is disagreement with a teacher recommended course?

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    If you disagree with a teacher's recommendation, then your first step is to find a time to talk with your teacher 1-1. If there is still disagreement, you should make an appointment to speak with the appropriate department head.

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  • The elective I want to take is not available for selection online. What do I do?

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    First, it may be there but on a different page. If there are multiple pages of electives, there are arrows to shift between the different pages within a given elective subject. Only a limited number show at a time.

    Second, not all electives are available for selection online by students. These courses require teacher approval. You can add these courses to your registration form on Verification Day using the online Verification Day Google Form and the appropriate Department Head will check for approval.

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  • Will I (my student) get their first choice for an elective?

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    Prior budget reductions at the district level have impacted electives at the high school. Given the reduction in staffing, we are unable to offer as many sections of electives. This means that your student may not receive their first choice of elective. Depending upon the popularity of the electives chosen, it is possible that your student may not receive any of their choices. Please know that we do our best to ensure that your student will receive at least one of their chosen electives. However, we are unable to guarantee elective choice. 
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  • What is Verification Day?

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    Verification Day happens after all course recommendations and course requests have been entered online.  The purpose of the day is to clean up your course registration information. Your verification form will be published in advance on Aspen. On Verification Day, you should use the Online Verification Day Google Form to:

    - Delete the course you do not want

    - Add alternates where appropriate (especially when required for teacher recommended courses)

    - Add electives requiring signatures

    - Prioritize course requests if you have not already done so

     

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  • What if my student does not receive an elective for a quarter or semester?

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    Our counseling staff do review all student schedules to ensure that students have the requisite number of credits to move on to the next grade level at the end of the year and to graduate at the end of four years. It is not necessary for each block to be scheduled with a class to obtain the requisite credits. Please be sure to review our block schedule to understand when/how classes are offered and scheduled. If you feel that your student is under-enrolled in classes, please reach out to their guidance counselor to review their schedule. 
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