East Brunswick High School
Course Selection Procedures and Guidelines
Course Selection Procedures
The online version of the course guide has been designed to assist you with the important task of planning your program of studies from grades 10-12. In addition, your school counselor is always available to provide supplementary advice and information you might need to make the most appropriate and realistic course selections. It is of paramount importance that you and your parents carefully and thoughtfully consider the many courses listed online.
The scheduling process will run from December until April. During this time, each student will have an opportunity to meet with his/her school counselor to develop next year’s student schedule. In advance of this scheduling appointment, each student must submit their online course request via Parent Access.
Course Selection Guidelines
Making course requests requires careful consideration of the many alternatives found in the course guide, graduation requirements and your post-graduation plans. Please exercise care in making course requests. The goal of our program of studies is to thoroughly prepare each student for his or her post-secondary opportunities and careers. There are specific deadlines in place regarding course and level changes (See Important Dates).
COURSE REQUESTS DO NOT GUARANTEE PLACEMENT IN A PARTICULAR COURSE. Scheduling conflicts frequently occur, especially when students request courses that have very few sections. In addition, low numbers of requests for a course may result in the course not being offered. All students will be required to select 12 total elective choices in a ranked order.
No elective changes will be permitted after May 13th, unless the student has not received any of his/her elective choices or alternatives. After a student has completed two years of World Language, subsequent years of world language are then considered electives and only level changes will be permitted after the May 13th deadline. This situation also applies to the courses which are the fourth year of mathematics, science and social studies. However, students may drop an AP elective prior to the first day of school for students. Time periods for courses and lunches are automatically determined by the scheduling program. Students will not be given the opportunity to select teachers, time periods, or marking periods for course or lunch periods (i.e. Driver’s Education).
All students will be scheduled each year for eight classes plus lunch; this will generate a course load of 40 credits. However, sophomores and juniors are permitted to take up to one full year of study hall thereby resulting in a schedule that must maintain a minimum of 35 credits. Seniors can take advantage of the Late In/Early Out option which permits them to be scheduled for seven classes and lunch. Seniors who take advantage of this option must still carry a minimum of 35 credits.
Parent acknowledgment is required for all course selections. After the student has met with their counselor to complete their schedule, they will receive a Course Request Verification form which is also available on Parent Access. This form should be signed and returned to the counselor by April 29, 2024.