Course Offerings & Selection Process
We are looking forward to supporting our students through the Course Selection Process. Below is some important information to keep in mind when completing your course selection.
GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING COURSES AT FAIRVIEW
It is expected that all freshmen and sophomores be enrolled in six (6) classes. Junior and senior students are required to take a minimum of five (5) classes each semester. Students must have a minimum of five classes in order to participate in Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) sanctioned activities (high school sports).
The current classroom teacher is the best person to advise students on the proper course level for the following year. A course advising week (February 22-26) is built into the FHS schedule, and students will be entering course requests into the MYAP (Multi-Year Academic Plan). Additionally, students will be receiving placement recommendations and input from their academic teachers. If a student disagrees with a level placement recommendation, they may change the teacher’s recommendation by using the Course Placement Change form. This form will be available on the FHS Counseling website.
To maintain athletic eligibility, students must take a minimum of 25 credits each semester. If a student fails 10 credits, they are not athletically eligible. There are additional conditions for athletic eligibility. Please contact the Athletic Director or consult the FHS Athletic Department’s website: https://www.fairviewhs.org/athletics
CHOOSING CLASSES: RESOURCES FOR COURSE SELECTION
When selecting courses each year, remember that course selection is a collaborative process that involves students, parents, counselors, and teachers. Students should consider their long-range and career goals and refer to the Graduation Requirements and the College Admission Requirements to make sure they're on track!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COURSE SELECTION
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COURSE SELECTION FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADERS
Step 1: All 8th graders should plan to attend the FHS Knight of Transition on February 16, 2022 in the FHS Auditorium. During this evening program, students and parents will get extensive information about choosing academic and elective classes for 9th grade and will have the opportunity to learn about Fairview High School’s course selection options, FHS curriculum, and BVSD graduation requirements, and tips for setting yourself up for success! Teachers from all departments will be providing information about academic and elective choices.
Step 2: Eighth-grade students should start consulting their current middle school teachers about course placement advice for next year. Review the Freshmen Course List on the FHS website for information about what classes are open to 9th grade students.
Step 3: FHS Counselors will be visiting BVSD feeder middle schools during the week of February 22. High school counselors will be assisting students as they select their courses through Infinite Campus (IC). Students who are attending non-BVSD middle schools should plan on turning in their PINK Course Request Sheets to the FHS Main Office or email these forms to email@example.com no later than Friday, March 4, 2022.
TIMELINE FOR COURSE SELECTION FOR CURRENT FHS STUDENTS
Please review the following steps and timeline for the course selection process.
By February 10th: Teachers will be providing information to their current students regarding the different course options available to them for the following year. Students should be accessing the Course Description Guide for more information.
February 11th, 14th, and 15th: 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will receive classroom presentations by the FHS Counselors in their Social Studies classes about graduation and college entrance requirements, how to complete the course selection process, and important tips for choosing classes next year. During these classroom presentations, students will receive a copy of their transcripts and a course selection worksheet to help with this process.
February 18th: Make-up counselor presentations during 4th, 5th, and 6th periods in the College and Career Center (CCC) for students who missed their presentation or who do not have a social studies classes this semester. It is very important that students attend the course selection presentation in order to understand the course selection process.
February 16th-22nd: Students will enter their course selections into the Multi-Year Academic Planner (MYAP) in IC. Courses must be entered by students no later than Tuesday, February 22.
February 22nd-25th: Teachers of classes where course recommendations are required will be having conversations with students about their course selections and making changes as needed.
February 28-March 10th: Students will be visiting the College and Career Center (CCC) with their Language Arts classes to review course selections with counselors and finalizing their decisions. Once this step is completed, course selections will be locked.
We cannot stress how important the course selection process is. The classes that the students choose determine what classes are offered at FHS and how many sections are offered. Over the last few years the counseling office has tried to be as accommodating as possible during the school year to make schedule changes. However, due to staffing issues and changes in FHS administration, next year will be different. There will not be the flexibility to add and drop classes so it is very important that students really think about what classes they want to take and if they do not get into their first choice elective, that they have alternate elective choices for us to add to the schedule. Thank you in advance for your partnership and careful consideration of this important process!
FHS COURSE SEQUENCE
Please refer to the FHS Course Description Guide for information about course sequence and recommended pathways for both core academic and elective classes.