Grade 6 Course Description Guide

Grades 7 & 8 Course Description Guide

High School Course Selection Guide

Course Selection Instructions

  • The High School Course Selection, Middle School Course Description, and Middle School Cyber Guides serve as resources for information that will help guide students in planning and preparing for their educational experience within the West Chester Area School District.

    These guides were designed to help students and parents – with help from guidance counselors, teachers, and administration – to select a program of study that best suits the student’s interests, aptitudes, abilities, needs, and educational and career goals. Questions concerning courses and placement should be directed to the student's guidance counselor.

    View step by step instructions on how to select courses in PowerSchool .

Timeline for Current 5th Grade Students

Timeline for Current 6th & 7th Grade Students

  • These students will be in 7th & 8th Grade in the 2024-2025 school year.

    Wednesday, January 17 through Wednesday, february 7

    Teacher recommendation window

    Tuesday, January 30, 2024

    Middle School 101 Parent Information Night

    February 12 through February 23

    Student and parent course selection week

    Wednesday, March 13

    Recommendations may be viewed on the Parent Portal. All requests to change course selections and/or recommendations must be submitted to the student’s counselor.

    Friday, March 22 

    Course change deadline - Course level waiver recommendations require administrative approval beyond this date.

Timeline for Current 8th - 11th Grade Students

  • These students will be in 9th - 12th Grade in the 2024-2025 school year.

    Date

    Event

    Week of January 15

    Digital Course Selection Guides released online

    Middle to Late January

    Administrator/counselor meeting with students

    January 17 through February 7

    Teacher Recommendation Window

    January 25 at 6:30 pm

    Parent Course Selection Meeting at home high school

    February 8 at 6:30 pm

    Parent Course Selection Meeting for Spanish Speaking Families at HHS

    February 12 through February 23

    On-line Course Selection window – current eighth through eleventh grade students and parents  (View teacher recommendations and select electives)

    February 29 - March 8

    Recommendations may be viewed on the Parent Portal. All requests to change course selections and/or recommendations must be submitted to the student’s counselor

    March 22

    Elective change and course level waiver deadline

    May 17

    Elective Course GPA Inclusion Form deadline

    May – June

    Master schedule developed

    May – June

    Course conflicts resolved

    Late August

    Schedules available through Parent Portal