Course selection is at the heart of the high school experience and reflects the growing independence students achieve at this stage of their education. Course selection for the following school year typically occurs over several weeks in the month of February and involves conversations with teachers, the school counselor, and the student.
Although designed for student use in selecting courses for the following year, the Course Catalog also provides information for long-range graduation planning. The Course Catalog is distributed in January to all students Northgate students in grades 9 through 11. Parents and incoming 9th-graders are invited to an evening curriculum presentation in January to learn about course offerings and the development of a 4-year academic plan.
Adding/Dropping a Course
Schedule changes for the academic year will be processed during the first 10 days of school if deemed educationally sound. Changes should be initiated with the student's assigned guidance counselor. No other amendments to a schedule may be made, without consequences, unless appropriately substantiated by written documentation and ultimately approved by the Building Principal.