Course Registration
Parent Presentation
Patty Devecka, Class of
2016 Counselor
Jack McCurdy, Class of
2017 Counselor
January 2015
Timeline
February 2nd - 13th - Counselors in SS
classes
February 2nd – March 3rd - Online
registration
Mid-March – Course selections mailed
home
March 31sth – Last opportunity to make
changes before summer
Late July – Schedules posted online
Early August – Last chance to request
changes before school starts.
Students need to check their SCASD email!
Online Registration
Go to www.scasd.org/courserequests
Link is also on the High School homepage
Directions, forms for downloading, high
school course guide and link to HAC are also
here
Select “Home Access Center” link
Students may log in to Add or Delete
electives
Students who need to change “locked”
courses must turn in a change form, signed
by a parent – forms are here, as well as
online.
Minimum Graduation Requirements
Four Credits of English and Social
Studies
Three Credits of Math and Science
Physical Education every year
Health in 9th or 10th and 11th or 12th
grade
In-class Driver’s Education
Electives
Graduation Project
Community Service – 20 hours
Pass Algebra 1, Biology and Literature
Keystone exams (Class of 2017 and
later)
Total Credits 22.50
Electives
Encourage your child to take advantage of elective
opportunities for career exploration and/or
personal enrichment
Art
Accounting & Finance
Agricultural Mechanics
Arch. Drafting and Design
Animal Science
Automotive Technology
Building Construction Technology
Cisco Networking Academy
Culinary Arts
Diversified Occupations
Early Childhood Education
Engineering
Family & Consumer Science
Health Professions
Marketing/Supply Chain Mgmt.
Music
Natural Resources
Plant Science
Technology Education
World Languages
Other Considerations
Colleges have different requirements
– World Language
– Math
– Fine Arts
Requirements For NCAA eligibilitycenter.org
Military Academies - Call Congressman Thompson’s office
at 814-353-0215
Keystone Tests
How Colleges Evaluate
Grades and course selection
Test Scores - SAT or ACT
Essay and Application
Counselor Recommendation
Teacher Recommendations
Activities/Community Service
Test optional schools – www.fairtest.org
Please visit the Counseling Services webpage, on the
High School Homepage, for College and Career Planning
Resources
Advanced Placement Courses
Weighted courses
College credit may be earned
AP Exam at conclusion of the course
Colleges look favorably at students who
take AP courses
19 different courses
Examples - AP US History
AP English Language And Composition
When to Take the SAT Test
Students enrolled in CP Algebra 2, Adv.
Geometry or higher may want to take the
SAT this school year.
11th Grade students should take this year
SAT dates remaining for this year, March 14,
May 2 , June 6
Some colleges require SAT Subject Tests
Cost $52.50
www.collegeboard.com
Fee waivers available
ACT Test
Colleges accept the ACT or SAT exam.
ACT is scored 1-36 in 4 sections:
Math, English, Reading and Science
--plus there is a separate writing section
A composite score is given for the first 4 sections
ACT test dates remaining for this year are:
April 18 and June 13.
ACT test is given at State High only on April 18th
Cost: $38.00 or $54.50 with writing
Fee waivers available
Future Presentations
(offered yearly)
Watch for Looking Ahead brochure
College Planning for Parents of Juniors – spring
College Planning for Parents of Seniors – fall
Testing Information Night – fall
Financial Aid Night – PHEAA – fall
PSU Financial Aid Night – fall
College Planning for Students with Disabilities fall
College Planning for International Students - fall
Final Thoughts
Discuss course selections with your child
Think about how colleges evaluate students
Make sure your son/daughter has a
balanced schedule
Any questions – call or email your child’s
counselor (Please refer to our counseling
website for the name, email and phone # of
your child’s counselor)
Thanks For Coming!
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Course Registration February 16, 2006 Parent Presentation