As we all prepare for the start of the new calendar year, we are already looking ahead to the next school year and which courses students would like to take. During the first week of February, the school counselors will hold entire class meetings in which we present credit requirements for graduation, new course offerings for the 2023-2024 school year, and how to select courses through their FACTS account. (Reminder that our district code is CON-IN.) During this meeting, we will walk through all of the required courses in core subjects that your student needs to take and encourage them to mark it on their sheet of paper. We will also go through the different electives and how they can be taken for certain Graduation Pathways.
In order to facilitate open communication, we encourage the students to bring all of this information home and discuss their classes and electives with their parents as they make their selections online in FACTS. Links to the documents we share will also be available in the student’s FACTS account. Students have one week to make their selections. After that time, the portal is closed.
The biggest concern we tend to face … "what if my student needs to make a change?” Don’t worry! In the coming weeks, each student will have an individual meeting with their school counselor to evaluate their transcript, credits, and courses selected in order to set him or her up for success next year and remain on track for graduation. Changes and questions can certainly be handled through those meetings. These selections do not have to be set in stone. Rest assured that we are working with your students to make sure their final course selections meet their individual needs.
Individual meetings with students will begin the week of February 20, starting with the current junior class and working our way toward freshmen. If after your student’s individual meeting, you still feel you have questions, you can reach out to their counselor for any help or clarification.
We're excited for another great year at CLHS!