2016-17 Course Registration Open

NOTICE:  The Curriculum & Assessment Night has been moved to Monday, February 29th as a result of snow.  Registration deadlines have been moved to Wednesday, March 2nd.

 

Posted Earlier:  It’s that time of year again, time for our students in the classes of 2017-2020 to sign up for classes for next school year!  Attached is a letter to parents informing them of registration and opportunities to come in and learn more about the scheduling process.

Students at MHS & MMS were given registration forms to complete prior to February vacation.  If these forms did not come home with your child, don’t worry – more forms can be picked up in the guidance office of either school.  Below is the information you will need to select courses for next year.

The MHS Curriculum & Assessment Night for grades 8-11 is Monday, March 2nd from 6:00 – 7:30 in our gymnasium.  (All 8th grade students and parents will meet in PAC from 6:00-6:30 before joining faculty in the gym)

#1 most important resource:  MHS Digital Program of Studies

Program of Studies

The digital program of studies will take you to all class options for students at Messalonskee.  Please note that not all classes that are offered will run, we intentionally put everything out as part of scheduling and based on the numbers that sign-up we assign teachers to ensure student choice is honored as part of the scheduling process.  Note also that teachers must sign-off on all selections to ensure students are accurately placed.  In addition to teacher recommendation, we use the learning experience templates for each class (which includes expected prerequisite standards a student should know going in) to determine the appropriateness of that class for a student.

Next year we will be adopting a 5 period schedule and as a result all students will be required to sign up for a minimum of 4 classes each semester.  The worksheet below can help you plan for your courses for next year.  Note: The worksheet isn’t sufficient for a student to sign-up for classes, we expect the registration form to be completed and submitted by Friday, February 26th.

WORKSHEET

The five period schedule will allow students the opportunity to take more classes while at MHS.  This schedule will include more options for students to advance to tougher content, take our most advanced AP offerings, take college level on and off-site classes, and have opportunities to receive additional instruction to meet standards in content areas they struggle in.  This schedule meets our district vision of providing multiple rigorous pathway options for our students.  Below is the draft daily schedule for the 2016-17 school year.

BELL SCHEDULE

The curriculum and assessment night is the best opportunity for parents and students to learn more about our class options and speak directly to teachers who will likely be teaching those classes next year.   Incoming Freshmen will meet with guidance and administration from 6:00-6:30 to start the evening.  We encourage all parents and students to attend.

Last year I put together a video to explain our digital program of studies.  This video still applies and may be a resource for you to understand the digital program of studies and the resources it includes.  Note: one change from last year is that we have transitioned all Seminar offerings to now be .5 credits (the video indicates they are .34 which is no longer accurate).

If you have any additional questions do not hesitate to give us a call directly at 465-4989.

We look forward to seeing you February 29th, at curriculum night!

Registration forms are due back to your advisory by Wednesday, March 2nd. 

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