Scheduling for 2023-2024 school year (current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders)
Teacher recommendation window is now open until February 3rd. Teachers should be having honest individual conversations with their students in regards to which course they see them as being the most successful in next year. With that said, we want our students to take risks and challenge themselves academically. A teacher recommendation is a “suggestion” but never final. However, our teachers have been with your student(s) for more than half the year at this point. They know your student(s) work ethic, engagement, grit, etc. They know whether your student will be able to handle the rigors of an Honors or AP course. Like I mentioned before, we never want to keep student(s) from challenging themselves but they need to know what to expect in our higher-level courses and if it is a right fit for the individual student. We have asked our teachers to be honest with each student, not to look at if they can handle the academic rigors, but rather if they can handle the characteristics mentioned above…understanding the time and effort that will go into these courses. Students also need to be an advocate for themselves during these conversations.
On February 8th, the scheduling window will open for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders on Home Access and students will have until February 22nd to schedule. Below are the dates of when our school counselors will be meeting with students.
Entire Class Meeting in PAC on Wednesday February 8th
Juniors (Class of 2024) – Period 2
Sophomores (Class of 2025) – Period 3
Freshmen (Class of 2026) – Period 7
Individual Meetings with Students in the Media Center
Juniors (Class of 2024 / English 11 class) – Monday February 13th
Sophomores (Class of 2025 / US History class) – Tuesday February 14th
Freshmen (Class of 2026 / World Studies class) – Tuesday February 21st
Below are the links for ALL things scheduling. I encourage you to sit down with your student(s) and take the time to look over the scheduling information. It may seem overwhelming but everything you need to know is in this infographic document and can be accessed throughout their high school career.
If you wish to request that a book or resource not be checked out to your student from their Innovation & Discovery/Media Center, you must complete the form below. Each submitted form will accept up to 10 book titles/author’s names. Please go to the Destiny Discover catalog on your child’s school website under Academics > Innovation Discovery Center OR Media Center to verify that the book/resource currently exists at that location before submitting this form.
Your submission will be shared with your child’s school and added to your child’s information record in Destiny (Library Resource System) only if that item exists at that location. Items submitted through this form will be on your student’s Destiny record for the course of the current school year only. Should you wish to have books/resources exempt for your student next year, you will need to submit this form again for each item.
The Hilliard City School District’s Curriculum Department is in the midst of a multi-year curriculum revision cycle for several content areas. An important part of this process is seeking input from our parents on what is important to them in each content area. The next content area that a district committee will revise is Mathematics. If you are interested in providing feedback in regard to your child’s Math curriculum, please click this link and respond to a brief, two-question survey. Thank you for your consideration.
Our district’s Programs of Study provide students, families, and staff with vital information regarding course offerings, innovative learning experiences, graduation requirements, and post-secondary opportunities. As we look for ways to support the short- and long-term planning process for every student, without exception, it is imperative that our learners and families have clarity regarding the educational opportunities available within and outside our district. In addition, this process provides school staff the opportunity to evaluate programming and course offerings to ensure alignment among master schedules, approved courses of study, developed curricula, and student needs.
Here is a link to access a presentation that was given during the December 12 Board of Education Meeting – Programs of Study BOE Presentation – December 2022
Beginning in January, school counselors will meet with groups of students to provide an overview of the scheduling process – this is especially important when we think about transitions from one school to another. Teachers will also leverage the information included in the Programs of Study to make course recommendations for each student in core subjects. Students will have access to information in the Program of Studies and, in collaboration with their school counselor and family, will work to identify the most responsive course selections for the 2023-2024 school year. These requests are then used to inform the master scheduling process at each secondary building so that every student, without exception, has equitable access to high-quality educational opportunities in response to their interests and individual needs.
The Board will take action on the following Programs of Study during the January 9, 2023, meeting.
The Hilliard City School District is in the process of revising its K-12 English Language Arts Course of Study. The District’s English Language Arts Curriculum Revision Committee has just completed the development of the K-12 English Language Arts Course of Study. This Course of Study was presented to the Board of Education on Monday, November 1. The Board will be reviewing the Course of Study over the next several weeks before voting on its adoption. We invite all families and the community to preview the K-12 English Language Arts Draft Course of Study and, if so desire, use the Feedback Form as an opportunity to provide feedback. Please note that the Course of Study development is a part of Phase 1, which does not include Resource Adoption. Resource Alignment and Adoption will take place during the next phase of the revision cycle.
If the community seeks to understand the curriculum revision process, please refer to the following board policies as a resource.
- IFD-R – Curriculum Adoption Process Guidelines
- IFE – Curriculum Guides and Course Outlines