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Course Selection 2017-18

Overview and Timeline

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

  • Class of 2018 (current Juniors) – January 24th during Liturgy/Study Hall
  • Class of 2019 (current Sophomores) – January 31st during Liturgy/Study Hall
  • Class of 2020 (current Freshman) – February 6th 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 Sunday, February 12th.

We highly encourage students, and their parents, to review the Seattle Prep 2017-18 Course Catalog throughout the course selection process.

Course Placement Appeals

Math, Science and World Language teachers will communicate course placements by February 10th. Students are to enter their course placements into Veracross as recommended. If students wish to appeal the course placement recommendation, they must complete the Placement Appeals Form (click here to access the form) and return it by March 1st to the Academic Office in I115. Placement appeal decisions will be communicated to the student and their parents. If granted an appeal, the respective course placement will be updated in Veracross for you to reflect the placement change.

Course Selection By Grades

Class of 2020 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview session: February 6th, 2017 during Lit/Study
  • Course placements in math, science and world language are communicated: February 10th, 2017
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 12th, 2017
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 9th, 2017
  • Re-enrollment due: March 23rd, 2017

Schedule Planning Worksheet & Veracross Instructions

Click here for Schedule Planning Worksheet
Click here for Veracross Instructions

Class of 2020 Course Selection Options

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

Class of 2019 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview session: January 31st, 2017 during Lit/Study
  • Course placements in math, science and world language are communicated: February 10th, 2017
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 12th, 2017
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 9th, 2017
  • Re-enrollment due: March 23rd, 2017

*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

Class of 2019 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 2018 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview session: January 24th, 2017 during Lit/Study
  • Course recommendations in math, science and world language are communicated: February 10th, 2017
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 12th, 2017
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 9th, 2017
  • Re-enrollment due: March 23rd, 2017

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

Schedule Planning Worksheet & Veracross Instructions

Class of 2018 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
      • 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 Film Making & Video Production (semester-long)
      • Ceramics (semester-long)
      • Digital Photography (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
      • 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