RISING 9TH GRADE
Rising Freshmen Course Placement Matrix
How to register...
The purpose of the placement is to identify the most appropriate level(s) for courses where more than one level is offered (i.e. academic / honors).
Semester 1 grades and the Core Placement Matrix determine which administrative request is appropriate for each student.
Students whose Final course grade differs significantly from their Semester 1 grade may have their course request updated to reflect this final grade and will be notified by email of the change.
Students who would like to request a course in which their Semester 1 or Final grade is outside the required grade boundaries published on the Core Placement Matrix must complete the Student Initiated Course Level Waiver form and return to student services.
|Current Course||S1 Grade||Next Course|
|English 8||85||100||Placement into Honors English 1|
|60||84||Placement into English 1|
|Social Studies 8||80||100||Placement into Honors Civics Literacy|
|60||84||Placement into Civics Literacy|
|Science 8||80||100||Placement into Honors Earth and Environmental Science|
|60||69||Placement into Earth and Environmental Science|
|Math 8||80||100||Placement into NC Math 1|
|60||84||Placement into Foundations of Math 1 / Math 1(b)|
|NC Math 1||Placement into NC Math 2 Honors|
|NC Math 2||Placement into NC Math 3 Honors|
Students will use PowerSchool to enter their course requests for the next school year. In order to access the online course registration studens will need to login to their PowerSchool account using the username and password assigned by their school.
Once in PowerSchool, click Class Registration.
The Class Registration screen will appear. You may already be registered for some courses that are required for graduation. You will not be able to change these course without submitting a course level waiver form (See Rising Freshmen Course Placement Matrix).
When you click on the "pencil" A group of courses will be displayed. Check the box beside the course being requested. A message may appear indicating the number of courses needed to select.
The screen will display information regarding your selection.
Select Okay to save the selected course and proceed to another subject area.
The selected course will display on the screen, along with a green check to indicate you have completed the requirement for that subject area.
Proceed to select courses for each subject area. When courses are selected, the number of credit hours will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Be sure to have selected the required number of courses (including alternate courses) indicated by the instructions. If the required number of courses is not selected, the screen will prompt a failure message preventing submission. Proceed to select the required courses and Submit again.
When the course requests submission is successful, a screen with appear listing your course selections for the next school year.
NOTE: If you have issues accessing PowerSchool, you may email any of your teachers for help. For questions or assistance with the course selection process, please contact your counselor.
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