Course Information

 

2019-20 Course Request Change Form

 

Course Schedule Considerations

At your assigned registration window, you will be provided a DRAFT of your schedule for the upcoming school year.  All schedules are subject to change. Final first day of school schedules will be available on the parent portal on Wednesday, August 21 at 3:00 PM. Note: schedules might be subject to change due after the first day of school due to contractual issues and/or balancing of classes.

Class schedules were developed through a combination of student course requests submitted last spring, teacher availability to teach the courses, maximum and minimum number of students permitted in a course, and the periods the courses can be offered. All students are limited to usually six courses depending on grade and required academic courses. Students with seven or eight courses are enrolled in athletics, performing arts, or service-oriented courses.

Changes due to summer school completion and/or a change in teacher recommendation based upon end-of-year grades have already been made to schedules. Student-athletes who have made a team over the summer have also been placed based upon rosters provided by coaches.

 

Schedule Changes

Counselors will be available to meet with students with concerns regarding specific courses to meet minimum graduation/college eligibility requirements not scheduled and incorrect course level placement during registration from 8:00 am- 12:00 PM. Students may see Mrs. Paulsen in the Learning Commons during registration after receiving their schedule to receive approval for a schedule change or assistance from the counselor. Please remember, schedules will not be changed for any preferences such as specific teachers or periods. Students with other schedule requests or concerns may use this LINK to submit requests other than level changes or courses missing from their schedule.  

This link will remain open until August 19. Schedule requests will be reviewed and changes will be made if possible and/or students will be placed on a waitlist if needed. Please Note: If you submit a course that is currently closed, you will be placed on the waitlist. Waitlisted course requests will not be reviewed until Friday, August 16 and changes will continue to be made until the start of school. Students and parents will be notified via email if any changes are made.

This link reopens on August 22. On the first day of school through Friday, August 30 the counseling office will be open only for incorrect course level placement, incorrect courses, or missing courses to meet minimum graduation/college eligibility requirements on the current schedule. Students with other schedule requests or concerns will be directed to the LINK again. Please remember, schedules will not be changed for any preferences such as specific teachers or periods. Students will be notified via a new schedule delivered in class if any changes they requested through this link are made. Our goal is to be done with all schedule changes by Friday, August 30th.

 

Aeries Student/Parent Portal Directions

Aeries Instructions - Mandarin

 

 

1. Getting Started - Accessing Course Requests in the Parent or Student Portal

  • Log into your Parent or Student Portal account on Aeries (https://my.iusd.org)

  • From the Welcome page, click on the Student Info Tab near the top of the screen
  • Select Course Requests Entry

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2. Navigating - Course Requests Entry

  • Course recommendations made by your current teachers are listed by subject as the "Primary Request"

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3. Selecting Courses - for adding or changing the course currently listed

  • Search for courses under "Filter Courses". Type in part of the title or use the Sbj Area (Subject Area) drop down menu to find the desired course then click SEARCH

  • Select the course from the list by clicking on the title. Select "yes" to add the course to the course requests. The course will appear under the Primary Request for that subject. There is no "Submit" button. Changes to course selections are saved immediately.
  • Most courses are yearlong: You only need to enter the course for first semester ("A" Course)

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