• Course Scheduling Information for Potomac Falls High School 

    At this time, all course change requests are not yet available for the 2024-2025 school year and will be opening later this February 2024.

    Here you will find the important information for course selection, including the course change request form, dual enrollment forms, & courses offered at PFH for current Freshman, Sophomores, & Juniors. 

    Teachers will be evaluating student performance and data to make recommendations for course levels for next year. Teacher recommendations will be posted automatically into StudentVUE on February 1st. Please take these teacher's recommendations seriously and encourage your student to have a conversation with their teacher if the student does not agree with a teacher’s recommendation. The academic core classes will be locked in StudentVUE and can only be changed by the school counselor AFTER the individual course scheduling meeting has been held, and the course change form process has been completed.

    Students will add/change elective courses in StudentVUE between February 1st - February 16th. Students are encouraged to select their electives prior to meeting with their school counselor. After this window, the student's school counselor will add in the electives (pending availability) during the individual student meetings. School counselors will meet with ALL students individually to discuss each student’s course selection. Counselors will be sending E-Hall passes for students - please be on the lookout!


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Jan 3-4: Academies of Loudoun information sessions during all study halls
    • Jan 8-12: Sophomore Lessons on ACP & Course Selection (during English classes)
    • Jan 16-19: Freshman Lessons on Course Selection (during Health & PE 9 classes)
    • Jan 19: Course Selection Advisory Lesson (available in schoology)
    • Jan 23-26: Junior Lessons on Course Selection (during History classes)
    • Jan 30: Class of 2028 - Potomac Falls counselors will present the current 8th graders at Riverbend to give an overview of 9th grade classes, answer general questions and assist with choosing electives in StudentVue
    • Feb. 1: StudentVue course selection open, teacher course recommendations for 24-25 SY loaded for review by parents and students
      • To view recommended courses, students must log into StudentVUE
    • Feb 1: Elective selection window OPENS 
      • Students will add electives in StudentVUE. Follow these directions here.
    • Feb 1: Panther Curriculum Night, 6:00pm (Virtual)
    • Feb 2: Electives Fair & Course selection presentation during extended Advisory & viewable after in Schoology
    • Feb 12: Winter admissions cycle for MATA and Advanced AET closes. Applications are due before NOON.
    • Feb 16: Elective selection window in StudentVue CLOSES. 
      • Once the portal closes, students will meet with their school counselor to select electives.
    • Middle of Feb - Class of 2025: Individual academic advising conducted with counselors for current juniors during study hall. 
    • End of Feb - Class of 2026: Individual academic advising conducted with counselors for current sophomores during study hall. 
    • Middle of March - Class of 2027: Individual Academic Advising conducted with counselors for current freshman during study hall.
    • APRIL 4: FINAL DEADLINE TO TURN IN COMPLETED COURSE REQUEST CHANGE FORMS & COMPLETE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROCESS (if applicable)

    PFHS Courses Requiring Additional Paperwork for Enrollment: 
    • Dual Enrollment courses require additional forms. Forms are found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/243583. Please see your school counselor with additional questions.
    • Broadcast Journalism 1 - application is available outside of room 239 or see Ms. Everett (deadline for completed application 2/23/2024)
    • Newspaper Journalism 1 - application is available outside of room 239 or see Ms. Everett (deadline for completed application 2/23/2024)
    • Photojournalism 1 (Yearbook) - application is available outside of room 239 or see Ms. Everett (deadline for completed application 2/23/2024)
    • Sports Medicine - click here for the application: Sports Medicine Application (deadline for completed application 03/01/2024 - please turn into Mr. Pulos)
    • SCA - application is available outside of room 226 or please see Mrs. May or Ms. Carbo for the application (deadline for completed application 03/01/2024)
    • PEER - click here for the application: PEER Application. Please print & provide it to Ms. Olson (Gibson) in School Counseling (deadline for completed application 03/15/2024)
    • Teacher Cadet DE - click here for the interest form - Interest Form (please see Ms. Ashwell)

    Helpful Links: 

    Additional School Information:

    Academies of Loudoun - https://www.lcps.org/Page/225383

    Virtual Loudoun - https://www.lcps.org/virtualloudoun 

Last Modified on February 22, 2024