During assemblies or in homeroom you will receive or have access to the following materials to assist you with course registration for next year:
A Course Registration worksheet on which your teachers will circle and initial your suggested level placement for each class that you choose. (Colored paper)
The lists of Course Offerings for next year (by Grade). The course name, course number, course description, course level as well as prerequisites, will be posted on the Saint John’s Website.
SELECTING MAJOR ACADEMIC COURSES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
All students must be fully scheduled; i.e. six courses per semester plus physical education.
In general, you should select courses in Religion, English, Mathematics, History, Science and World Languages. All students should follow the recommendation of their current teachers and closely review the prerequisites listed for each course, as some courses may require prerequisites or other qualifications.
Students who are interested in Symphonic Band, Concert Band, String/Chamber Orchestra or Chorus may choose these classes as a seventh course, after audition results are determined.
Sophomore students should choose a seventh course in Computer Science, from the menu of one semester courses. In addition, sophomores may select a seventh one semester course from the Fine Arts Department.
Junior students may choose to take a seventh course (with Studies Office approval) from the Computer Science or Fine Arts Departments. In addition, students may also take a second one semester Fine Arts course. Please be advised that this course may preclude attendance in the college placement Junior Seminar Course offered second semester.
Senior Students are required to take two half-year Religion classes. There are four Religion Course Offerings for Students. Students may choose only one of the Ethics courses, and should rank the Religion courses in order of preference. Students will be assigned to two of these courses in order to be fully scheduled.
SELECTING ELECTIVE COURSES & ALTERNATES
Students must select either one full year elective or two half-year elective offerings. Students should rank their selections by numbering them (1 through 4). Be sure that your alternate choices are appealing to you, as they will be used if your first choice course is cancelled, full, or doesn’t fit into your schedule.
Please note that when registering students for half-year courses, we reserve the right to change semesters to preserve class balance. In such cases, students will not be notified.
In Class Pre-registration – teacher signatures will occur during class on March 4 through 8, 2019.
***All scheduling forms are due by Tuesday, March 12, 2019 to your Homeroom Teacher.****
All AP courses require an application form. The forms may be obtained from the School Counseling Office and the Studies Office. The completed Application form(s) (yellow paper) must be returned to your Homeroom Teacher by Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
REGISTRATION OPENING & ASSIGNMENTS
The target date to open the portal for Preliminary Schedules will be May 29, 2019. Please review the schedule, and contact your school counselor if you notice any errors. The teacher, school counselor, Department Chair and/or Assistant Principal for Academics must approve any changes in the schedule. Schedule change forms will be available in the Counseling Office and the Studies Office.
In August, you will receive your actual schedule with Physical Education, resource periods, teacher names, and room assignments.
***Once school begins, only the following types of course changes will be considered:
1. Level changes with signature of teacher, parent, school counselor and Academic Dean.
2. Changes in elective courses, which do not require movement of any major course.
3. Additional course for any student lacking required courses.
4. Course changes, i.e. drop/add may occur during the first two weeks of school.
Please see your school counselor if you have concerns or questions.
N.B. Please note that students will be responsible of completion of summer reading for any course into which they enroll.
N.B. Please note that courses will run provided that there is sufficient student interest.
Students enrolled in an Advanced Placement Course are required to take the AP Examination. Each AP Exam presently costs $94, which is billed through the Business Office. All AP students will be required to complete an online enrollment form using their College Board account information by October 1, 2019. Failure to complete the online enrollment form by this deadline will result in a late registration fee of $40 per exam.
Late testing is allowed only under the following circumstances: emergency (no additional fee), two AP Exams on the same date and time (no additional fee), and at the discretion of the AP Coordinator. Testing accommodations must be pre-approved by College Board Services for Students with Disabilities®. Please contact your son’s School Counselor if you have any additional questions or concerns. The final decision for student placement in an Advanced Placement course will be determined by the Department Chair in conjunction with the Studies Office.