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Scheduling For Current PVHS Students


For current PVHS students, course scheduling is a 2-part process. Current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors must enter their Course Requests online through Aeries by February 17 AND complete the Scheduling Worksheet and Time Management Form and return them to the Counseling Office by February 18, 2020.



Aeries Portal - Students must log in to their STUDENT Aeries account in order to select courses. The portal will be open February 10 - 17, 2020 for course selection.

The grade-specific Scheduling Worksheet and the Time Management Form must be completed, signed by student and parent, and returned to the Counseling Office by February 18, 2020. A Request for Placement Form is only required for classes for which the student does not meet the pre-requisites:
The scheduling window for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors to select courses for the 2020-2021 school year opens February 10, 2020 and closes Tuesday February 18, 2020. Students will be scheduling through their student Aeries portal. Students who are unable to access their Aeries Portal should send email to Registrar Karen Mills, with their full name, birth date, grade, and email address.
Note: Incoming Freshmen will meet with counselors in April to select classes.

Registration information has been mailed home to all students. Students must return their SCHEDULING WORKSHEET, TIME MANAGEMENT SHEET, and any required REQUEST FOR PLACEMENT FORMS (all signed by student and parent) to the Counseling Office no later than Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 3pm.

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 form. (see link 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.
Counselors will meet with students to review their course selections on the following dates:
Juniors – February 19-24 through English classes
Sophomores - March during individual Sophomore Counseling appointments
Freshman – February 25th and 26th through English classes

Once counselors have met with and verified all student course requests, parents will receive a letter with their child’s final course selections for 2020-2021. Prior to May 29, 2020 any student wishing to make a change to the courses selected must come to the Counseling Office and fill out a Request to Change Course form. This must be signed by a parent and returned to the Counseling Office. During the summer, requests to change a course due to a graduation requirement or summer school issue must be submitted via email to Gayle Carpenter, Associate Principal at All other course request changes must wait until schedule change days in August.
Summer Classes
PVPUSD summer school information including dates and course offerings is now available at:
Registration by grade level starts at 7:00pm as follows:
  • Seniors – Tuesday March 17th
  • Juniors – Wednesday March 18th
  • Sophomores – Thursday March 19th
  • Freshmen – Monday April 13th
*Grade Level Refers to the Grade in Fall 2020*
Out of District Summer Courses
Students wishing to take a class outside of PVPUSD during the summer must have the course approved by their counselor prior to signing up for the course. The deadline to submit an out of district course application is May 29th, 2020. Per district policy students are limited to 40 outside credits on their PVPUSD transcript. Fill out the form below and email to your counselor by May 29, 2020 for approval.
Scheduling for Private School Students

Students coming from private schools or schools outside of the PVPUSD district will have their choice of two dates to schedule classes. Each student will come to the Counseling Office to meet one-on-one with their counselor. Students must bring their completed scheduling worksheet. Wait times will vary depending on counselor load, but please allow a minimum of 30 minutes for this process.
Scheduling times are April 17th and 20th between 8:00am – 3:00pm . Please check in at the Main Office before proceeding to the Counseling Office.
Course Verification

Letters will be sent home to all families in May listing the courses that each student has enrolled in for the 2020-21 school year. Parents and students will be able to address any scheduling mistakes at that time.