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Course Selection and Academic Planning

School counselors are experienced in using their knowledge about their students’ strengths, interests, and goals to help students develop an individualized schedule of courses for each year of high school. Our goal is to help students meet with success in courses that are both academically challenging and personally manageable. 

Course of Study Guide

  • GHS Course of Study Guide: This guide includes placement criteria/pre-requisites that affect course recommendations and placement.
  • Additional information about each program can be found on the Academics pages located under Teaching and Learning on the GHS Website. 

Timeline and resources: Rising grades 10-12

Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, begin the course selection process in January when the Course of Study Guide is published.  Teachers make course level recommendations, students meet with their school counselors in February and all choices must be finalized by the end of March.   

8th to 9th Grade Transition

In the second semester of 8th grade, the Central, Eastern, and Western Middle School counselors collaborate with the 8th grade teachers, the program leaders at Greenwich High School, and with their students and parents to select 9th grade courses that will keep the doors open to many opportunities after high school. A series of 8th to 9th grade bridge activities are scheduled for students and parents each school year. 

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