CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION
FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
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- Rising Juniors and Seniors are required to complete an application to attend a Career Academy at another high school other than Parkwood High.
- Do not register for academy classes until you are accepted into the academy. Your other electives will be dropped by guidance when you are approved for the applied Academy.
- Students are required to provide their own transportation to the Academy.
- Students are not allowed to carpool with other students.
- Check with Ms. Bartell to see if there are prerequisites for the Academy you are applying for.
- Sophomores only can appy to Cosmetology. There is no prerequisite for this Academy.
- The application will be open soon. Check back soon for the application!
- Have questions about a Career Academy? See Mrs. Bartell in guidance for more information!
Online Classes through UCV or NCVPS
- Students are required to select Parkwood face to face classes during registration.
- Fall online classes will be evaluated for student needs during the summer schedule change period.
- If interested for fall SPCC classes, be sure to see Ms. Rape ASAP!
- SPCC registration begins March 12th for any returning SPCC students.
- SPCC registration begins March 26th for any new students enrolling.
Library Media Information Skills
- If you are interested in being a media center assistant, complete the application below for consideration:
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- An application is required and can be found in Guidance.
- The application is due by April 18th to Ms. Damico.
- Ms. Damico is planning to hold an interview as well, she will contact you for a day and time.
- Rising freshman, Mr. Stanford will recommend you or Yearbook. See Mr. Stanford for details.
If you are a rising Senior:
- Early graduation (January 2019) applications are due the first 10 days of the fall semester. Applications can be found in guidance.
- Do not assume you will be granted FLEX. You will not be allowed to register for flex until the end of 1st semester. You will be required to register for actual classes during registration. The decision is only made regarding flex approval after 1st semester grades and attendance are evaluated. Once flex is approved, you will work with a counselor to drop the class(es) desired for flex. If planning to attend a 4-year college, be sure the college approves of your flex intention. An application is required. Application will be available at the end of 1st semester.
- Teacher Assistant's are no longer an option.
- Peer Tutoring is only considered for core classes. Students will receive credit and a grade. Students interested in Peer Tutoring should have had received an "A" or "B" in the core class they request to peer tutor. Peer tutoring is assigned to teachers by needs of their classroom, not by student requests. An application is available online.
- SPCC classes are coordinated by Ms. Rape. If interested for fall SPCC classes, be sure to see Ms. Rape ASAP, as SPCC registration begins March 12th!
High School Counselors will begin meeting with students on March 8th.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES IS LISTED BELOW- BE SURE TO COMPLETE BOTH STEPS!
**RISING FRESHMAN - Click HERE for registration details**
The class of 2022 (rising freshmen) have an unique opportunity to take part in a STEM pathway while in high school. Students will be able to choose between Computer Science or Renewable Energy. Students who apply and are accepted into a requested pathway will take courses that are uniquely designed for those students.
To learn more about the STEM program at PWHS and the courses that will be included, click on the links below:
- Computer Science
- Renewable Energy Engineering
- STEM Pathway Brochure
- STEM Pathway Application - Open until March 23!
**Current High School Students in Grades 9-11**
There are 2 steps to class registration at Parkwood High School:
1. Complete the 4-year Course Planner in Naviance, which will be done at school, prior to the next step.
- Parents and students will be given a copy of the Course Planner on March 2nd.
- Parents and students can make changes to Course Planner through student Naviance. If any changes are made, print and sign the new Course Planner and return to school by March 8th.
- The Course Planner is not actual class registration, but rather a tool for academic planning and success.
- The Course Planner is a working plan and can change from year to year.
2. Class registration in PowerSchool (Course Planner and PowerSchool selections should be the same)
- PowerSchool is the only way to register for classes.
- PowerSchool will open from March 2-8 for required class registration.
How Parents access Naviance Family Connections (to find the Course Planner)
- You must have an access code that you can obtain from PWMS
- Go to the PWMS website, scroll over “Parents & Students” tab at the top, select “Naviance Family Connections”
- Once you have your access code, select “I need to register” tab and enter your access code
- Select “Courses” tab, then “Manage My Course Plans” to VIEW ONLY the Course Planner
How Students access Naviance Family Connections (to find the Course Planner)
- Students can select Naviance through the startup page on their Chromebook
- Once they are logged in, students can VIEW and EDIT their Course Planner at any time
How to register for classes in PowerSchool
- Log into PowerSchool and click on “Class Registration” on the left hand side.
- The registration system in PowerSchool will then be open for course selections.
- A Green Check means elective courses.
- A Red Exclamation Mark means the course is required, like English, Math, Social Studies, & Science
- Students are required to choose a total of 8 primary (1st Choice) classes.
- Students then will choose at least 4 alternate courses.
- Alternates are important, as it allows PowerSchool to select your alternate class choice, in case your first choice is full or unavailable. If no alternate courses are selected, classes will be randomly selected.
- Registration selections will not be saved until 8 primary courses (ones you need for graduation), as well as 4 alternates have been selected!
Click the “Submit” button at the bottom right side of screen to complete registration process.
To help with registration, below is a list of elective classes taught face to face at PWHS. You are welcome to sign up for other classes, but know that those classes may or may not be taught at our school. The schedule is built around core classes required for student graduation, student requests, and certified teachers who can teach an elective course being requested.
Historically, at PWHS, the following elective classes have been taught:
- Renewable Energy Engineering I and II
- Green Energy/Solar PV
- Robotics I and II
- Principles of Business
- Microsoft Excel & Access
- Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
- Multimedia and Webpage Design
- Personal Finance
- Career Management
- Sports and Entertainment Marketing I and II
- Parenting and Child Development
- Horticulture I and II
- Animal Science I & II
- Apparel I
- Interior Design
- Introduction to Culinary & Hospitality
- Foods I
- Computer Programming I & II
- Introduction to Automotive Service
- HVAC I, II, III, IV
- Introduction to Construction Trades
- Agriculture Mechanics I, II and Small Engines
- CTE Advanced Studies
- Fine Art Independent Study
- Drafting I, II, III (Engineering & Architectural)
- Theater I, II, III, IV
- Technical Theater I, II, III, IV
- Mixed, Ladies, Men’s Chorus I, II, III, IV
- Concert Chorus I, II, III, IV
- Class Piano
- Creative Writing
- Foundations of Math I
- Library Media Information Skills (by application)
- ROTC I, II, III, IV
- Band I, II, III, IV
- Symphonic Band I, II, III, IV
- Accounting I
- Spanish I, II, III, IV
- French I, II, III, IV
- Visual Art I, II, III, IV
- Photography I and II
- Ceramics I and II
- Sports Medicine I and II
- Team Sports
- Speed & Agility
- Yearbook I, II, III, IV
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Biomedical Technology
- Health Science I and II
- AP World History
- AP European HIstory
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Computer Science
- AP Calculus AB & BC
- AP Psychology
- AP Studio Art (Drawing, 2D, or 3D)
- AP US History
- AP Biology
- AP Language and Composition
- AP Literature and Composition
- Senior Exclusive Electives:
- Peer Tutor (based on need)
- Flex- no credit, leave early