Course Request 2021-2022

2021-2022

This website is designed to provide access to course request materials for the 2021-2022 school year and to help students plan and make decisions for courses in their educational career plan.

This site is intended to provide information related to the course request process at LHS. Beginning in November, School Counselors will meet with students to discuss courses for the 2021-2022 school year. In January, school counselors from Liberty High School will visit Oklahoma Road Middle School to meet with 8th grade students and guide them through the course request process. An evening program will also be available to 8th grade parents about course registrations in January to review the process. On February 10, 2021, we will hold an informational night for the class of 2025 when parents will be able to visit each department in virtual sessions to learn about courses offered in each department.

This site offers information for each grade level for parents and students to see all that LHS has to offer! Please visit your student's grade level to assist in making decisions about course requests and educational planning leading to college and career readiness for each student.


Letter to 8th Grade Parents

Dear Parents / Guardians of the class of 2025,

As we approach the midpoint of this school year, plans are already being made for next year’s schedule. An integral component of that planning is our course request process. As a parent of an incoming 9th grade student, we believe it is important to provide a means for you to be a significant part your student’s course requests as well as their successful transition to high school. Core academic teachers at Oklahoma Road have made course and level recommendations for students in their classes. The teacher recommendations being shared provide valuable input in making course request decisions.


Counselors from Liberty High School virtually visited Oklahoma Road Middle School on Wednesday, January 13rd and met with 8th grade students in small groups. They provided an overview of graduation requirements and direction regarding the beginning of the course request process. As a “newcomer” to the orientation process, you are cordially invited to our 8th grade online parent information night on Thursday, January 21st beginning promptly at 5:30pm. This evening’s presentation will be recorded and shared on our LHS Scheduling website. Additionally, students are beginning to get access to their LHS Class of 2025 google classroom. This google class combined with our scheduling website are valuable tools as you and your student plan classes for next year. Students (with your help) will complete and submit their “Planning for Freshman Year” google assignment. This draft of course requests will be available to view in Home Access on or about February 9th. On Wednesday, February 10th, Liberty High School will host a virtual academic course information night between 4:00 and 7:00. This evening will consist of multiple opportunities for families to experience brief presentations from our various departments. With the opportunity for detailed information from our academic course information night, some changes / adjustments may need to occur. LHS will post a google form allowing for any updates to courses listed in Home Access.

Additional information can be found on our scheduling website:

https://sites.google.com/carrollk12.org/lhscourserequests/class-of-2025

We look forward to welcoming our incoming 9th graders (Class of 2025) to Liberty High School and working with you to plan for their success.

Sincerely,

Mr. Kenneth J. Goncz Mrs. Meghan Brown Mr. Todd Hicks

Principal Liberty High School Assistant Principal Assistant Principal


From Requests to Scheduling—Frequently Asked Questions

Are the course requests the classes I will be taking? Yes and no. The course requests represent the classes that students would like to take. However, there are courses requested each year that do not have sufficient requests in order to run. A majority of students receive all of the courses requested. However, there are some who need to make replacement choices or receive alternate courses.

Why does my student need to choose alternate courses? Alternate courses are selected so that in the event a requested course does not run or will not fit into a student’s schedule we are able to substitute a course in its place. It is important that all alternate courses are classes the student would be willing to take if scheduled.

How many students need to request a course for it to run? Each year we are given a number of available staff for the building. We build our schedule to maximize course offerings. If there is a significant interest and available staff we will make every effort to run a course.

How can I see course requests? Course requests are available in Home Access Center in early February. An email alert will be sent home when course requests are available to view.

When will my student receive his/her schedule? Building a master schedule is a process. It takes approximately 2 months to build our school’s master schedule. Our goal is to have student schedules ready for distribution by the conclusion of the school year, but they will be available to view in Home Access Center in early August. If a schedule change is required, there is a form and only certain circumstances to honor a schedule change.