• 2020-2021 Course Registration Process

    This year students will be registering for courses through StudentVue.  Teacher course recommendations will be uploaded into "Selected Course Requests" on January 16th.  Core course selections will be locked in as selected classes based on the teacher recommendations. During the computer registration process, students will only be choosing electives.  Changes to core course selections will be considered during the one-on-one advising session with the counselor.  A tip sheet on how to complete online course requests in StudentVue is available.     
     
    When thinking about next year's schedule, keep in mind balance.  As a student, you are often pulled in many directions and find that you must balance academic challenge, numerous (and sometimes competing) extracurricular commitments, family and work obligations, available time, stress and personal joy of learning in life.  We want all students to select a course schedule that will provide them with a level of challenge to stretch themselves and pursue individual interests.  We do not want schedule choices to harm your quality of life or your ability to grow as a healthy (emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially) teenager. 
     

    IMPORTANT DATES

    January 29 - Curriculum Night. An in depth look at course sequencing, course selection, and graduation requirements.  Afterward please plan to attend the Academic Fair in the cafeteria to educate yourself on classes for the 2020-2021 school year and to get all of your questions about classes answered from teachers.

    Schedule for the Evening:

    RISING 9th

    6:30pm  Scheduling Information Session for Rising 9th Grade Families in the auditorium

    7:00pm  Academic Fair for Rising 9th Grade Families in the hallway and cafeteria

    8:00pm  Optional Q & A Session with Counselors for Rising 9th Grade Families in the library

    RISING 10th-12th

    7:15pm  Scheduling Information Session for Rising 10th-12th Grade Families in the auditorium

    8:00pm  Academic Fair for Rising 10th-12th Grade Families in the hallway and cafeteria

    By January 27 - Course Recommendations. During the school day, teachers will be holding conversations with students about their recommended courses for next year. Recommendations are made based on course performance, test scores, work completion and ability level.  Course recommendations will be loaded into StudentVue in the "Course Selection" tab which will open on February 1. 

    January 14 - ACL Tour for JCHS students. Permission slip required, see Mrs. Stewart in the Career Center.

    January 24 - Elective fair. Students will have the opportunity to attend three 10-minute information sessions during our annual elective fair held during the school day from 10:42-11:25am.  Students will be given a schedule of sessions and locations to choose from.  

    January 29 - Course Registration Videos. During Advisory all students will watch a course registration video to explain the registration process, course sequencing, and electronic course selection process.  These videos will then be made available on the JCHS Counseling website.  Students will be asked to log-in to StudentVue and make their elective course selections. Core course recommendations will be locked and students will not be able to make changes without speaking with their counselor.

    February 3-March 3 - Individual Academic Advising. During Advisory counselors will be meeting with students one-on-one to discuss their 1st semester progress and to review their course selections.  Social Studies teachers have assigned days beginning with the juniors and moving to the freshman.  All students will have time to discuss their classes individually with their counselor. Please do not come down to ask for a meeting with your counselor to discuss classes as we already have them pre-scheduled. See table below. 

    February 6-7 - Registration Information sessions at Willard Intermediate for all Rising 9th grade students. 

    February 18-19 - Registration Information sessions at Willard Intermediate for all Rising 10th grade students. 

    March 4 - 10 Minute mini-conferences with the counselors, 5:00-7:30pm. If you still have questions after curriculum night and exploring the website and need a quick minute with your child's counselor, please RSVP for a slot.

    April 1 - Online course registration closes, after this time all schedule changes will need to be made through the online portal available on the JCHS Counseling website or by seeing your counselor.  

    May 1 - Deadline for all course registration paperwork. Dual Enrollment, Online AP Course Contract, Early Release, Non-Recommended Conference/Conversation

    JUNE 1 - LAST DAY FOR ALL COURSE REQUEST CHANGES!!!

     
    Registration Resources:
     
    Are you interested in ROTC at Loudoun County High School?  More information can be found here
    Are you interested in classes at Monroe Advanced Technology Academy?  More information can be found here 
    Are you interested in the Academies of Loudoun? More information can be found here

     

    We encourage students to take their time with this process. Research can be done on-line by using the Program of Studies.  This educational planning guide is designed to help students and their parents: 

    • Make informed choices about high school courses,
    • Realize that academic performance in high school relates to future goals,
    • Understand Virginia graduation requirements, and
    • Assist students in planning and refining their plans of study.