Scheduling (Educational Planning Guide)

The Educational Planning Guide (A hyperlinked PDF file will download; see below for a printable version.) has been revised for the 2020-2021 school year and contains requirements for graduation and course descriptions. Students, parents, counselors, and teachers may exercise flexibility in the planning of courses and the semesters that the courses are taken, as long as all core courses are completed and all prerequisites are followed.

Appropriate selection of high school course work will promote your career goals. High school is the time that you can begin to explore your career options and build a solid foundation for further continuing education. Your future career development and advancement begins today. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that continuing education translates into higher lifetime income. For example, the lifetime earnings of an individual with a two-year associate or technical degree will exceed, by $600,000, the lifetime earnings of a person without a high school diploma. Through the year 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor is projecting that jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher will grow faster than the average of all jobs. All students are encouraged to plan for some form of continuing education after high school.

The information contained in this guide is designed to help students and parents select appropriate courses that are both challenging and satisfying to the student. Parents or students who wish further explanation or assistance are strongly encouraged to contact the counselors, teachers, department chairpersons, or administration. All are willing to help in the selection of an appropriate program for each student.

Click here to visit the Counseling Services Course Selection Process page.