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.
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.
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.
Do you want to consider our local regional/state public school options for high school? Click here for a chart comparing the program offerings of GHS, AITE, Stamford Agriscience, J.M. Wright Tech and the Center for Global Studies.
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The GHS Planning Guide or Guia de planificacion de GHS en Espanol provides comprehensive information to assist with the course planning process, as well as post high school planning. We encourage all students to read this guide and address questions to their school counselor for help with decision making.