George Junior High
Advisory Program


Even if you are on the right track
you will get run over if you just sit there.

~Will Rogers


GJHS Advisory Curriculum

Qtr. 3 Week 3&4: Credit Checks & Online Course Guides

Week Objectives:

  1. Students will become familiar with and then demonstrate their understanding of credits through the completion of their Credit Check Worksheet.

  2. Students will review the Online Course Guides to begin choosing classes for the 2017-2018 school year.


DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

  • Completion of credit checks from week 2



DAY 2 & 3: Friday, January 20 & Monday, January 23

ADVISORS WILL:

  1. Assist students with locating the appropriate course guide and provide any clarification needed about 1 credit classes vs. .5 credit classes.

  2. Once students have begun perusing course guide, Teachers will complete Course Selection Planning Guide for each Advisee.  A list of Core Recommendations will be provided for each advisor.  Advisors may transfer the Core recommendations to the Course Selection Planning Guide for each Advisee by:

    1. writing core classes on each student's Guide before handing out the forms to students OR

    2. cutting the students info out and stapling it to their Guide for students to write on the form themselves.


THESE GUIDES MUST BE READY FOR USE BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25.  PLEASE DO NOT HAND THEM OUT PRIOR TO THIS DATE.  ALL MATERIALS WILL BE IN YOUR BOXES BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 GIVING ADVISORS TWO ADVISORY PERIODS TO PREPARE FOR ADVISEES.


STUDENTS WILL:

  1. Review the online course guide to make a wish list of elective classes for next year.  

  • 9th graders choose the High School Link, review the elective options, and choose at least  3 year long electives or 6 semester electives AND 3 year long electives or 6 semester electives as alternate choices.  A total of 6 full year classes in any combination.

  • The Springdale High School Course Requests - Sophomores Document can be used to help narrow down the classes available to 10th graders.


  • 8th graders choose the Jr. High Link, review the options, and choose at least  3 year long electives or 6 semester electives AND 2 year long electives or 4 semester electives as alternate choices.  A total of 5 full year classes in any combination.

  • The Registration Form can be used to help narrow down the classes available to upcoming 9th graders. (These are the only classes available to choose from at GJHS)


2. All Students Make a Copy  of the Google Sheet “2017-2018 Elective Wish List” to keep a list of elective classes and course codes that you are interested in taking next year.  You will be making your class selections and registering by February 1.




DAY 4: Wednesday, January 25

Advisors will pass out Course Selection Planning Guides (with Core Classes written in or stapled to by Advisor) to each student.


Students will use their “2017-2018 Class Wish List” to complete their Planning Guides.  Electives should be listed in priority order.


Advisors will monitor student progress and check to make sure class names AND course codes have been filled in on their guide. This will ensure that students are prepared for entry of course selections in HAC.  


Advisors need to collect all documents and redistribute each advisory class until registration is complete.  



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Past Electronic Documents & Information Links you may need: 


To save to your Google Drive:  

1. Click the document link below   2. File - Make a Copy  3. File-Move to Folder-Advisory Folder 4. Begin typing


How To Information:

*Online Portfolio Instructional Video  

* Edit Student Portfolio Video  

*How to upload artifacts.

How To in Advisory Slideshow



Past Agenda Links