PVMHS Course Selection for 2020-2021 School Year

January 9, 2020

We have started the scheduling process for next year and plan to keep our students, teachers and families informed each step of the way.  The PVMHS Program of Studies for 2020-21 is complete and can be found at this link: PVMHS Program of Studies 2020-2021. There are many new and exciting programs available for students and we urge all of our families to study next year’s Program of Studies carefully.  In the first two weeks of January, teachers will be meeting with and making next year course recommendations for their students in Aspen.  During the week of January 13th, all rising 10th-12th graders will meet as a class, learn about the offerings at PVMHS from the department chairs and learn how to enter their next year’s course requests into the Aspen Student Portal.  The rising 9th graders will learn this same information at a special assembly at the Higgins on Tuesday, 1/21.  If parents would like to learn more about the new programs available at PVMHS, please plan to attend “An Evening with the Principal” on Wednesday, 1/15 at the Higgins at 6:00 or Wednesday, 1/22 at PVMHS at 6:00.

By the end of January, all students should have posted 35 credits worth of primary course requests and 20 credits of alternates in Aspen.  During February and early March, guidance counselors plan to meet with and finalize next year’s course requests with their students and their parents ensuring each student is meeting graduation requirements and taking electives in which they are interested.  Our goal will be for students to have a “Step Up Day” with their next year’s schedules in June, after graduation.  Students will meet their next year’s teachers, secure summer work as appropriate and resolve any scheduling conflicts prior to departure for the summer.  Please take some time in January to sit with your child and enter their next year’s courses into Aspen.  We will be planning next year’s budget and teaching assignments during this time frame and because of the need to build a balanced budget, there will be little or no room for schedule changes once next year’s Master Schedule is established.

Thank you!

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