2019-2020 Course Registration Information

2019-2020 Course Registration Information
Posted on 03/04/2019
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March 4, 2019


Students and Parents:


It is hard to believe, but our 2019-2020 course registration is soon upon us.  Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 12, and end on Friday, April 26 , 2019.  During this time, our school counselors will meet with small groups of students to review graduation requirements, college admissions requirements, and the overall registration process.  At the end of these small group settings, each student will have a printed copy of his/her course requests for next year. We encourage you to review this document with your student. If either of you wants to make any changes, those must be done through your student’s counselor by Tuesday, April 30 .  After April 30, your student’s schedule for 2019-2020 will be created based on the requests he/she has made, and changes will only be made if scheduling errors have occurred.


A Course Descriptions Handbook is attached so that you are able to review it with your student prior to our registration meetings.  Some important pages to talk about with your students include page 12, Minimum Graduation Requirements, where you will see a graduation requirement change to Workplace Readiness OR College Readiness; page 19, College Admission Requirements; and, page 57, LCHS Graduation Requirements Checklist.  If your student is going to be a junior and is planning on enrolling in a 4-year college right after high school, he/she should request College Readiness, while those considering the military, trade school, or a 2-year college should request Workplace Readiness. In addition, if your student is thinking about a career in a field that would fall under the Career and Technical Education umbrella, I would encourage you to investigate the opportunities available in our new partnership with IWCC through the Career Pathway Articulations.  Many of the aforementioned pages address “minimum” requirements, and we want students striving for excellence.  Whenever possible, your student should request courses beyond the minimum, as that will increase his/her college and career readiness.


Remember that your course selection should set you on your Fast Forward! path to attend a 4-year college, 2-year college, vocational school, trade school, and/or branch of the military.  That means that you select courses that align with your goals and academically challenge you. Don’t shy away from courses that are academically demanding.  Challenges that come from rigorous goals help us to develop skills that prepare us for situations that involve work that stretches us in new ways of thinking and working. It helps us to develop the skills needed to handle work that is demanding and sometimes labor intensive.  These are skills that are needed to make lofty academic and career goals a reality. To that end, I would encourage you to review the following: Parent/Student Top 10 Reasons to Take Advantage of Advanced Offerings.

As always, if you have questions about course registration, please contact your student’s counselor.  Their numbers are listed below.


Thank you,


Joel Beyenhof               

Principal           

           

Jackie Bode-Steinke        

Julie McComas

Lu Peverill

11-12 Counselor

9-10 Counselor

Success Counselor

712-366-8223   

712-366-8307

712-366-8225

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