2017-2018 Choice of Studies

DSA Parents and Students

During the spring of 2017, all returning DSA high school students will select their classes for the 2017-2018 school year.  The timeline will be as follows:

January 18
All DSA students (not parents) will have their Infinite Campus password reset to prepare for the 17/18 Choice of Studies.  The new login will be

username:  six digit ID number
password:  eight digit birthday

January 19
Counseling staff will meet with each grade level in the Concert Hall.  At this time, students will be shown how to log into student portal and select their 2017-2018 class choices.  All students will receive a hard copy of the directions as well as their Choice of Studies Sheet.  It is important to know that these are only choices.  If the classes do not fill, they will not be offered.  The counselors will be looking at each student’s schedule making sure they are in the appropriate classes.

January 19, 2017 – February 10, 2017
From January 19 – February 10 at noon, Infinite Campus will be available for both parents and students to log in and select classes.  Selections can be changed at any point during this 3 week window.  If a family does not have internet access at home, please come use the Counseling Office computers.

Brief Description of 17/18 AP Classes
This is a website by the College Board about taking AP classes in high school:    http://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=10674414&ep_rid=31005610

Please go to the DSA AP website to view summer assignments and class syllabi
http://dsapresents.org/counseling/advanced-placement/

February-April

During these months:
* the master schedule will be built
* we will accept our incoming high school students and get their course requests
* counselors will build schedules for those students who did not make their class choices online during the Jan 19 – Feb 10 window
* the counselors will hand touch all schedules for correct class placement

8th grade choice presentation for the Class of 2021

May 1, 2017
Each class will meet in the Concert Hall.  All students will receive a hard copy of their 2017-2017 schedule along with directions.  Since 16/17  Infinite Campus is not available for parents or students to view at home until July 2016, this hard copy is the only way to view a student’s 16/17 schedule.

April 28, 2017
Current 6th and 7th graders will receive their 17/18 schedule.

May 1, 2017 – May 26, 2017 at noon
Students may go to the Counseling Office to sign up to see their counselor.  They may not wait for a counselor.  They must sign up and go back to class.  Counselors will pull the students out of class in the order they signed up.  Students may speak with their counselor about possible class changes.  All students must make sure to leave the office with the dated and timestamped new schedule.  Make sure to keep this schedule for your records.

Adding a student assistant must be made during the month of May.  No student assistants (for returning students) will be added in the fall.  If a student signs up for a student assistant in the main office or counseling office, it may not be dropped for any reason.  This is a full year commitment to these locations.

Class changes not honored:
*  Don’t like/want a certain teacher.  You selected a class – not a teacher.  If the class is on your schedule, it will stay.
*  Don’t like the period.  You selected a class – not a period of the day.  If the class is on your schedule, it will stay where it is.

All schedule changes for the 2017-2018 school year must be made by noon on May 26, 2017.  After this date, no adding of classes, no switching periods, adding a student assistant, adjusting of levels (example: AP US History to regular US History or 7th grade math to 8th grade math) will be made.

All DSA middle school students must have a full class load:  6/7 graders will have 5 classes and 8th graders will have 8 classes.

Periods 3 and 4 for 8th graders will be one semester in length.  They will be chosen by Miss Odom.

All DSA high school students must be enrolled in 6 classes during the fall semester.

All 9th and 10th graders must be enrolled in a minimum of 7 classes.  They may have one period off.
All 11th and 12th graders may have 2 periods off in the fall.

January Information

January directions for students and parents
DSA Course Guide
box sheet – for students
DSA Honors 2017-2018 School Year

Freshmen Choice of Studies Sheet
Sophomore Choice of Studies Sheet
Junior Choice of Studies Sheet
Senior Choice of Studies Sheet

May Information

17-18 master schedule
May directions for students and parents
17-18 SAT class for incoming juniors
DSA Honors 2018