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Course Selection Process 2022-2023

January 7, 2022

Dear IHS Students and Families, 

This letter provides an overview of the Course Selection process at IHS for the 2022-23 school year. In the coming months, School Counselors will meet individually with each student to review their transcript, discuss course preferences, and input these preferences into SchoolTool. Each grade level will receive an overview of the Scheduling Process during the IHS Connects time on Wednesdays. 

Here is an overview of when to expect your student’s meeting:

Grade 11 Student Meetings: January 13 through February 11 (IHS Connects Preview: January 12)
Grade 10 Student Meetings: February 14 through March 15 (IHS Connects Preview: February 9)
Grade 9 Student Meetings: March 16 through April 22 (IHS Connects Preview: March 9)

Meeting appointments are sent to students via Google calendar invitation and will be emailed about one week in advance of the student’s appointment time. It is important that students monitor their ICSD email in order to attend the meeting with their School Counselor. Appointments will be in-person in Student Services (J Building) unless otherwise specified. If a student misses their appointment, the School Counselor will notify the student and caregiver by email with proposed course selections based on a transcript review and teacher recommendations. Students will still have the option to make changes to their selections by emailing their Counselor. If you have questions about your appointment time, please contact your School Counselor. 

In order to prepare for your individualized appointment, please consider the following:

Step One:

  • Review graduation requirements, teacher recommendations, and Program of Studies for the 2022-2023 school year.
    • Find teacher recommendations on SchoolTool under the student portal. On SchoolTool, go to the Grades tab, and select Progress Report Grades and Quarter 2: TchRec on the drop down menus to access teacher recommendations. If you have a question regarding your recommendations, we encourage you to have a conversation with your teacher.
  • For those students who are interested in the Career and Technical Education programs at TST BOCES and New Visions programs, please notify your School Counselor by email as soon as possible.

Step Two

  • Use the Course Selection Sheet to see the full list of offerings for next year, and use the Course Selection Worksheet (also Page 22 of the PoS) as a template to list your course preferences in preparation for your School Counselor meeting. Please keep in mind that the students will not be inputting their own courses into SchoolTool this year as they have in previous years, as Counselors will be supporting this entry so students can focus on their academic choices.

The final deadline to make any course selection changes will be May 1, 2022. After this date, no changes will be permitted. If you have any questions or need any support, we are always happy to help!

Ithaca High School Counselors

Kas Bilyk, A-C
Tara O'Malley, D-J
Charmine Warriner, K-N
Ben Wilson, O-R and AVID
Eva Collier/Chad Rylott, S-Z

Additional Resources

Course IDs 2022-2023
IHS Program of Studies 2022-2023
Viewing Teacher Recommendations and Entering Selections in SchoolTool
NYS Graduation Requirements

TST BOCES Programs
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
New Visions Program