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Course Selection 2018-19

Overview and Timeline

Students will meet by grade level on the following days for an overview of the course selection process:

  • Class of 2019 (current Juniors) – January 8th and January 30th during Liturgy/Study Hall
  • Class of 2020 (current Sophomores) – February 5th during Liturgy/Study Hall
  • Class of 2021 (current Freshman) – January 23rd during Liturgy/Study Hall
During these sessions, students will receive information specific to their grade level about which subject areas and courses they will be selecting from.

Following each grade level meeting, students will receive step-by-step instructions via email about how to enter their course selections in the Veracross Student Portal.

All course selections must be completed in the Veracross Student Portal by Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.

We highly encourage students, and their parents, to review the Seattle Prep 2018-19 Course Catalog throughout the course selection process.

Course Selection By Grades

Class of 2021 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview session: January 23rd, 2018 during Lit/Study
  • Course placements in math, science and world language are communicated: February 8th, 2018
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 13th, 2018
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 16th, 2018
  • Re-enrollment due: March 16th, 2018

*Please Note: Course Selections are not considered until re-enrollment is complete.

Schedule Planning Worksheet & Veracross Instructions

Click here for the Schedule Planning Worksheet.
Click here for Veracross Instructions to enter course selection preferences.

Course Applications

Click here for the AP Computer Science A application.

Class of 2021 Course Selection Options

  • The Arts
    • Student provide their preference of class(es):
      • Acting I
      • Choir
      • Drawing
      • Film Making & Video Production
      • Jazz and Popular Music Ensamble
      • Music in the Movies
  • Health and Exercise Science (HEX)
    • Students provide their preference of class(es):
      • Strength and Conditioning
      • Life Fitness I

Class of 2020 Information

Timeline
  • Course selection overview session: February 5th, 2018 during Lit/Study
  • Course placements in math, science and world language are communicated: February 8th, 2018
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 13th, 2018
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 8th, 2018
  • Re-enrollment due: March 16th, 2018

*Please Note: Course Selections are not considered until re-enrollment is complete.

Schedule Planning Worksheet & Veracross Instructions

Click here for the Schedule Planning Worksheet.
Click here for Veracross Instructions to enter course selection preferences.

Course Applications

Click here for the AP Computer Science A application.

Class of 2020 Course Selection Options

  • The Arts
    • Students provide their preference of class(es):
      • Acting 2
      • Choir
      • Digital Photography
      • Drawing
      • Film Making & Video Production
      • Music in the Movies
      • Printmaking
  • Health and Exercise Science (HEX)
    • Students choose order their preference between:
      • Strength and Conditioning
      • Life Fitness II

Class of 2019 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview session: January 8th* and January 30th, 2018 during Lit/Study
    • The January 8th meeting is an overview of course selection. Students will receive Veracross instructions during the meeting on January 30th.
  • Course recommendations in math, science and world language are communicated: February 8th, 2018
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 13th, 2018
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 5th, 2018
  • Re-enrollment due: March 16th, 2018

*Please Note: Course Selections are not considered until re-enrollment is complete.

Schedule Planning Worksheet & Veracross Insructions

Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for Veracross Instructions.

Course Applications

Click here for the AP Studio Art application.
Click here for the AP Computer Science A application.

Course Selection drop-in time with Counselors

During Window and after-school on Friday, February 9th Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. Foy are available to answer the course selection questions you may have.

Class of 2019 Course Selection Options

Students are required to take a minimum of six (6) classes during each semester senior year.

  • Students taking one AP class are required to a minimum of six classes one semester and five classes one semester.
  • Students taking two or more AP classes are required to take a minimum of five classes each semester.

All students are required to take classes in the following subjects:

  • English
    • Students are required to take a full year of English.
    • Students provide their preference of class(es):
      • AP English Literature (year-long)
      • Contemporary Literature (semester-long)
      • Creative Writing (semester-long)
      • Diverse Voices in America (semester-long)
      • Satire and Comedy (semester-long)
      • Shakespeare (semester-long)
      • Writing for College (semester-long)
  • Senior Seminar
    • Students are required to take one of four Senior Seminar courses.
    • Students provide their preference of class(es):
      • Disease & Social Responsibility
      • Economics, Ecology & Ethics
      • Forgiveness & Reconciliation
      • Literary Exploration of Human Nature
  • Theology
    • Students are required take one Theology course.
    • Students provide their preference of class(es):
      • East/West Meditation
      • Catholic Ethics & Morality
      • Faith in Action
      • Psychology of Human Relating
      • World Religions

Students may elect to take classes in the following subjects:

  • Art
    • Students can provide their preference of the following class(es):
      • AP Studio Art (year-long)
      • Advanced Acting (semester-long)
      • Advanced Film Making & Video Production (semester-long)
      • Ceramics (semester-long)
      • Digital Photography (semester-long)
      • Jazz & Popular Music Ensamble (semester-long)
  • Health & Exercise Science
    • Students can provide their preference of the following class(es):
      • Weight Training
  • Mathematics
  • Science
    • Students can provide their preference for any of the following class(es) for which they’ve been recommended:
      • Anatomy & Physiology
      • AP Biology
      • AP Chemistry
      • AP Environmental Science
      • Physics
      • AP Physics C
  • Social Studies
    • Students can provide their preference of the following class(es):
      • AP European History (year-long)
      • AP U.S. Government & Politics (year-long)
      • AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics (year-long)
      • Contemporary World Problems (semester-long)
      • United States Government (semester-long)
  • Theology
    • Students can elect to take an additional Theology class.
    • Students provide their preference of the following class(es):
      • East/West Meditation
      • Ethics & Morality
      • Faith in Action
      • Psychology of Human Relating
      • World Religions
  • World Language
    • Students are recommended for continuation in world language courses by their current teacher.
    • Students can provide their preference for any of the following class(es) for which they’ve been recommended:
      • Chinese 4
      • French 4
      • German 4
      • Spanish201UW


Appeals Process

If a student wishes to appeal a course recommendation, they must complete this Placement Appeal Form. Prior to completing this form, they must enter the recommended course in Veracross and have spoken to both their current teacher and their counselor about why they wish to appeal. If the appeal is granted, the Academics Office will update the course request in Veracross.

All appeals must be completed via this form by Friday, March 9th.