consider your future plans when Selecting your courses.
Students should ask the following questions when thinking about their schedules for the next school year
- What courses must I take to meet the requirements for graduation from Alton High School?
- What courses shall I take in order to meet admission requirements from the technical school, college, or university which I expect to attend later?
- What courses will best fit my abilities, needs, and interests?
- What courses will best prepare me to meet my responsibilities in the home, community, and world of work?
Freshman Course Scheduling
Course Selection for Freshmen takes place during 8th grade. Students and families will select the classes they are interested in. Teachers will also share which classes they feel are appropriate for each student.
All incoming freshmen will take a Math and ELA exam. Generally, these are part of the existing 8th-grade local assessments. Parochial students will be offered opportunities to come in and take both assessments.
A course selection form will be shared with each student. Families will have the opportunity to review it with their child, 8th-grade teachers, and the guidance department before completing the form for the school counseling department.