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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 2020 (current Juniors) – January 8th and February 5th during Liturgy/Study Hall
  • Class of 2021 (current Sophomores) – January 14th during Liturgy/Study Hall
  • Class of 2022 (current Freshmen) – January 29th 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 12th, 2019.

We highly encourage students, and their parents, to review the Seattle Prep 2019-20 Course Catalog throughout the course selection process.

Course Selection By Grades

Class of 2022 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview session: January 29th, 2019 during Lit/Study
  • Course placements in math, science and world language are communicated: February 7th, 2019
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 12th, 2019
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 8th, 2019
  • Re-enrollment due: March 19th, 2019

*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.


Course Applications

Click here for the AP Computer Science A application.

Class of 2022 Course Selection Options

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

Class of 2021 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview session: January 14th, 2018 during Lit/Study
  • Course placements in math, science and world language are communicated: February 7th, 2019
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 12th, 2019
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 8th, 2019
  • Re-enrollment due: March 19th, 2019

*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.


Course Applications

Click here for the AP Computer Science A application.

Class of 2021 Course Selection Options

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

Class of 2020 Information

Timeline

  • Course selection overview sessions: January 8th* and February 5th, 2019
    *The January 8th meeting is an overview of course selection. Students will receive Veracross instructions during the meeting on February 5th.
  • Course recommendations in math, science and world language are communicated: February 7th, 2019
  • Course selections due (completed in Veracross): February 12th, 2019
  • Re-enrollment contracts available: March 8th, 2019
  • Re-enrollment due: March 19th, 2019

*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.

Class of 2020 Course Selection Options

Students are required to take a maximum of six (6) classes during each semester senior year and a minimum of five (5) classes one semester and six (6) classes the other semester. Students taking two or more (2+) AP classes are required to take a minimum of five (5) 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)
      • Poetry & Fiction Writing, formerly 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):
      • ...And Justice for All
      • Disease & Social Responsibility
      • Good & Evil
      • Peace Studies
  • 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 Ensemble (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 sequence)
      • 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
      • Spanish 201 UW


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 8th.