ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM PLANNING
Each year, CR high school students a program of studies. This is an especially important task that involves some significant decisions and choices. It is also imperative that the courses selected are consistent with future educational and vocational goals.
To be of assistance with this planning, the following activities are scheduled:
Discussion in classrooms of course offerings in each academic area.
Special presentations by teachers and department coordinators regarding specific courses and
An evening meeting for parents to give an overview of the educational program at the high
Student conferences with counselors to discuss and select courses. Counselors are also available
to discuss course selection with parents at their request.
Caution can be an important ingredient in the selection process. A student’s study habits and skills are not likely to change drastically over the summer or as a result of entering the next grade level. The schedule of courses should be challenging enough to encourage academic growth, but not so demanding that the student becomes overwhelmed and discouraged. Students have four years in which to fulfill graduation and post-high school entrance requirements or gain entry-level job skills.
Students choose a program in January/February and bring a copy home for parents to review and sign. In addition, a listing of requested courses is available in the Home Access Center. High school parents/guardians are advised to read carefully the below Guidelines for Program Planning and the Schedule Change Procedure. Course changes after the initial selections made in January/February become increasingly difficult to make. Therefore, attention to planning a program is extremely important.