Courses and Changes:
Please understand that the State of Texas is constantly reviewing and adding information that needs to be updated, therefore changes are inevitable to courses or sequencing of endorsements.
***There is always the possibility that a course will not be offered due to various reasons or that Endorsements/Pathways have requirement changes. Every effort will be made to ensure continued student success. It will be a collective effort. ***
Power Point Presentations are currently under building and district review and will be placed here once approved.
You can see exactly what was shown to every grade level student and how the courses are selected, including the course sequence for the 4 core subjects (i.e. the order that Math classes are taken).
SBISD Course Catalog: Formerly known as Program of Studies
Additional Information For Enrollment:
All offered at SHS as of 01/17/2017
Important Notes For Enrollment:
Your sport will take two places in your 8 course slots. There is only one exception, Team Tennis. If the sport is a 'cut sport' the coach will email the counselor and changes to a students schedule will be done by the counselor. These changes can come at any time determined by the athletic department and may change one or more of your courses on your schedule.
** Guthrie Center Courses:
Take two places, meaning two class periods on a student’s schedule.
***GT students will not be able to choose GT at the time of scheduling and must choose the Pre-AP section.
****Changing of Electives:
Due to scheduling conflicts and class capacity, electives may be subject to change. While this is not ideal, we will work to ensure you/your student has a full schedule with many opportunities.***
*****Change of Course Request Form:
If you fill out a change of course request form, there is no guarantee of any course request being granted due to the following reasons: administrative decision, class not making, priority given to upper class students especially if graduation is on the line, and/or the class becoming full before the May change window or the summer break.***
It is our goal to provide opportunities for students, but there are times that courses cannot be changed or that the student may not be able to take the course at the desired time. The course is not out of the question, just the timing may not be right.
******A student is free to choose to enroll in the classes they want at the time of enrollment.
There are prerequisites set for classes and that counselors advise based on those prerequisites; some prerequisites or sequencing of classes, are also set forth by the State of Texas and counselors will advise based on those standards.
Therefore, any choice to go beyond the advice given by any counselor on campus is a student centered choice and especially if the counselor has advised differently. If student researches and finds out entry criteria of a desired college/university that goes beyond the SHS sequencing of classes, it is again the responsibility of the SHS student to relay/present that information to the counselor and we will work together to ensure all credits are completed for that particular university/college/training program. That information will be kept with the counselor as a part of the discussion.
Any correspondence about courses or sequencing of courses that go beyond the advisement of the counselor such as emails or date of phone conversation/meeting and any written information from those meetings, will be retained by the counselor. Any correspondence will not be a part of a students permanent record or transcript.