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Incoming 9th Grade Scheduling

Scheduling for Current 8th Graders 

Scheduling in the portal must be done through your student account using your PVPUSD email address. If you are having trouble accessing your student email or need your password reset, please contact the Help Desk at or 310.750.2015.


Counselors will be unable to travel to the intermediate schools for orientation due to school closures. Below is the Orientation Powerpoint for parents and students to review at home. The 9th grade scheduling worksheet, homework calculation chart/ time management document, educational planning guide, and scheduling instructions are also attached. Each student will need to log into their Aeries student portal account between April 9th and April 17 and enter their course requests (Click here if you need help with Aeries). If parents have questions regarding Aeries, they can email their student's current Intermediate School counselor for clarification.  If parents or students have questions regarding specific high school classes, they should email the appropriate PVHS counselor (see below).  

Please follow the following steps to complete the scheduling process (click underlined links for access to forms and instructions): 

  1. Watch video from counseling department for scheduling instructions (click here for video) 
  2. Read FAQ's (click here for FAQ's). 
  3. Log in to aeries to view recommendations (link to instructions) and use Freshmen Course Options and Ed Planning Guide to come up with course selections. 
  4. Complete Homework Calculator/Time Management sheets and make any changes to course selection. 
  5. Fill out scheduling worksheet (click here for Form) and email completed form to appropriate PVHS counselor (see below).  
  6. Add remaining courses in Aeries student portalAeries portal closed 4/19/20 - courses will need to be added to Aeries by your child's counselor once the scheduling sheet is received. 
  7. Fill out request for placement form (link to fillable document) if needed and email completed form to appropriate counselor (see below, based on last name)

Mrs. Paula Stapleton    Student with Last Name A-Da 

Ms. Megan Lichter        Students with Last Name De-H 
Ms. Kristen Nelson       Students with Last Name I-Mc 
Mrs. Merika McHugh    Students with Last Names Me-R 
Ms. Heidi Shulman       Students with Last Name S-Z 


Scheduling for Private School Students 
Due to school closures, the private school/ out of district dates for scheduling have been canceled. Families can expect to receive an email from our registrar with the necessary information pertaining to scheduling. The same information is also included in the links below (orientation powerpoint, request for placement form, time management activity/ homework calculation chart and planning guide). Please note that you will not be able to enter course requests in aeries, so we ask that you please email the fillable worksheet (link here), any letters of recommendation you have from current teachers, a current transcript, and any request for placement forms (if applicable) to your child’s counselor by April 17th.