Middle School Course Requests for 2021-22

Matt Duncan
Parents of students currently in 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade may request courses for 2021-22 school year using the following information. Please make these selections WITH YOUR STUDENT and discuss the options. Course requests will CLOSE on May 11 at 1 PM. Parents of students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade should complete course requests within the Panther Portal system, as documented for parents here (the second box). Parents of current 4th grade students should select their elective courses for 5th grade using this linked form: https://forms.gle/hDwbGJjhmCL2vi6b8 

Please follow the "read more" link for more detailed information. 
Current Grade 4:
Please prioritize 2 electives in the list on the form, and select at least 1 alternate. Please use the "Notes and questions" field to indicate if you only want 1 semester of an elective.

Current 5th Graders:
Please also indicate your preference for a foreign language - either Spanish or Mandarin (Chinese). If you would like to take BOTH languages, please indicate the second language IN PLACE OF one of your Requests from above.

Mandarin is not available for students currently in grades 6 and 7. Students currently in grades 6 and 7 have recommended levels of Spanish entered - please enter a request if you agree with the placement. Please reach out to the Middle School administrative team if you have questions about Spanish placement. 

Current Grades 5, 6, and 7:
Please select 2 electives in EACH SEMESTER, not counting your core academics, as "Requests." Please also identify "alternates" for each of these requests, in the rare case that courses may not fit your schedule. Your core classes have already been listed as "Required" for English, Social Studies, and Science. Math may also be required for your student, or it may be "recommended" (please select it if you agree with the recommendation). Please reach out to the Middle School administrative team if you have questions. 

carries an expectation of participation ALL YEAR. If chosen, please be sure to choose it BOTH semesters. Other electives may be taken in either semester, or BOTH semesters. Please choose 2 electives in EACH semester.

Not completing this request process, or not including alternatives, could lead to missing an opportunity if a course fills.
Scheduling priority is based on grade level and prompt completion of requests and alternatives.


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