2017-2018 Course Selection

Planning for the 2017-18 school year has started!  Please read the following information to learn more about the course selection process and important dates.  If you should have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact your student’s counselor.

TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS
Teachers will make course recommendations for next year to counselors based on your student’s current placement and performance.  Teachers will meet with students to discuss student interests and future goals to help align coursework to meet their plans.

Students have received scheduling materials through Schoology and these materials can be found below.  Students should review these materials and have them ready for their counselor scheduling meetings that take place November 29 through December 9 through their PE classes.

STUDENT COURSE ELECTIVE OPTIONS
There are a variety of electives students can take throughout their years at Schaumburg High School.  A summary of electives for each grade can be found below or you can view the District 211 Curriculum Guide for detailed information about each course.

CAREER CLUSTERS
A career cluster is a group of careers that share common features.  If you like one job in a cluster, you will probably find other jobs in that cluster that you will like as well.  There are 16 nationally recognized Career Clusters.  Visit District 211’s College Majors & Career Clusters to see the District 211 courses that align with each cluster.

HOW DO CAREER CLUSTERS IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION?
Through Career Cruising students complete a career matchmaker inventory which generates two career clusters that align with their individual interests.  Career interest is one factor that can help guide a student’s choice of elective course.  District 211 has identified related coursework for each of the 16 career clusters.

How to access your Career Cruising account

STUDENT LOGIN:            d211-lastname4digits                            example:   d211-smith1234
PASSWORD:                    three zeros + student ID                       example:  000123456

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELOR MEETINGS
Watch this video on SHS Graduation Requirements & Recommended Guide for College Admissions
Students will meet with their counselors to review course recommendations and elective course options.  In addition, they will discuss summer school options.

Class Date Course Selection Forms
Freshmen December 7 and 8  Sophomore Course Selection Sheet
Sophomores December 5 and 6  Junior Course Selection Sheet
Juniors November 28 – December 2  Senior Course Selection Sheet


REVIEW COURSE SELECTIONS
NO CHANGES AFTER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
Once students select their courses in December with their counselors, no changes will be made to their selections after December 16.

Course selections will be sent to your home through the mail beginning January 27, 2017.

Any changes at that time to student course selections can be made by contacting the student’s counselor by Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Below you will find additional resources to help you with course selection and planning: