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Scheduling

Scheduling for the 2024-2025 School Year

 

Below you will find instructions for your course selection process for the 2024-2025 school year. This is for students currently in grades 9-11 and the information is broken down by grade level. 

 

Please scroll down to obtain more information about what is being asked of you to complete your 2024-2025 course selections. Additionally, you will resources to help you through this process.

 

Current Juniors (Seniors in 2024-2025)

  1. To complete your course requests, please complete the 12th grade course selection form and make your submissions by February 4, 2024 by clicking: 2024-2025 12th Grade Course Selection Form

  2. Log onto Aeries and input your course requests by February 4, 2024

  3. Submit any appropriate Requests for Placement forms to your counselor's box by May 1, 2024

  4. Submit any Out-of-District forms should you plan to take a summer course to your counselor's box by May 1, 2024

Current Sophomores (Juniors in 2024-2025)

  1. To complete your course requests, please complete the 11th grade course selection form and make your submissions by February 4, 2024 by clicking: 2024-2025 11th Grade Course Selection Form

  2. Log onto Aeries and input your course requests by February 4, 2024

  3. Submit any appropriate Requests for Placement forms to your counselor's box by May 1, 2024

  4. Submit any Out-of-District forms should you plan to take a summer course to your counselor's box by May 1, 2024

Current Freshmen (Sophomores in 2024-2025)

  1. To complete your course requests, please complete the 10th grade course selection form and make your submissions by February 4, 2024 by clicking: 2024-2025 10th Grade Course Selection Form

  2. Log onto Aeries and input your course requests by February 4, 2024

  3. Submit any appropriate Requests for Placement forms to your counselor's box by May 1, 2024

  4. Submit any Out-of-District forms should you plan to take a summer course to your counselor's box by May 1, 2024

 

Students will need to log into their Aeries Student Portal to input their course requests. The scheduling window to input courses will open from Monday, January, 22, 2024 to Sunday, February 4, 2024. Instructions on how to access course requests in Aeries are available below.


When logging onto the Aeries Student Portal, you will see recommendations from your current Math, English, and/or World Language teachers. These recommendations cannot be removed by the student. You can, however, add to this, and upon your individual meeting with your counselor, course requests will be updated accordingly. If you do not meet the prerequisite for a course that you would like to take, you will need to fill out a Request for Placement form by May 1, 2024 which can be found below.

 

Individual Scheduling Meetings with counselors will take place during English classes on the following dates: 

 

  • Juniors: February 5-7, 2024
  • Sophomores: February 13-15, 2024
  • Freshmen: February 20, 21, & 23, 2024
 
If you indicated on your scheduling worksheet that you are planning to take Summer School, please review this link. Access to PVPSS registration, Dual Enrollment information, and the Out-of-District Approval Form is included below. All Out-of-District courses (including PVPSS) require both Administrative and Counselor approval by May 1, 2024. You cannot sign up for out-of-district coursework before receiving approval. 
Dual Enrollment: To learn more about PVHS' partnership with LA Harbor College (LAHC) to offer Dual Enrollment in Culinary Arts, Data Analytics, Business, and an afterschool Abnormal Psychology class, please review the information here.
Policy on Waiving Into/Leveling Down In Courses
Teacher recommendations are the best predictor of success. If students register for a course for which they were not recommended or for which they do not meet the prerequisites, they must complete a Request for Placement form (see above).

Please be advised, although we encourage our students to try Honors and AP classes, the availability of level changes is never guaranteed. Therefore, it is essential that students select courses wisely and not assume that they will be able to drop down from an Honors or AP class. Per Board Policy, level changes are based on space availability.
 
Once counselors have met with and verified all student course requests, parents will receive a letter with their child’s final course selections for 2024-2025. Prior to May 1, 2024, any student wishing to make a change to the courses selected must fill out a Request to Change Course form. This must be signed by a parent and returned to the counselor's box in the Counseling Office. After May 1 through the summer break, requests to change a course due to a graduation requirement or summer school issue must be submitted via email to Jason Ito, Associate Principal at [email protected]. All other course request changes must wait until Schedule Change Days in August 2024. Changes are based on space availability and ability to fit in the student's schedule.