Dear Parents and Students:

Exciting things continue to happen at Fort Zumwalt South High School! One of these exciting things includes preparation for the upcoming school year, and January marks the time we embark on an important aspect of that process. As I’ve said on numerous occasions, possibly the most important set of decisions a high school student makes is the one that builds the schedule of classes. This month counselors begin the enrollment process for the 2020-2021 school year. Success in the classroom is directly related to the appropriateness of the courses chosen by students, making this process and the decisions you’ll make important components of a student’s high school career.


You will find all the materials you’ll need for the enrollment process as part of this online information you’re receiving. The videos will walk you through each step of the process and give you some advice and tips. The College and Career Planning Guide is an essential resource for students to utilize during the enrollment process. A link to this guide is provided for you (below), along with the schedule request forms for each grade level.


We strive to ensure that every post-secondary opportunity is available for our students to explore at FZS. The right courses, academically challenging and interest-friendly, will go a long way in making the next school year one of the best ever and ensuring that students are well prepared for opportunities that await them after high school. Parents - please take an active role during the enrollment process, and know that our counselors are an integral part of this experience and stand ready to help if you need assistance. Best wishes as you pursue schedule planning during the upcoming weeks.


Sincerely,

Kevin Keltner, Ed. D

Principal

2021-2022 Course Request Directions


Talk with your current teachers and/or counselor if you have questions about which classes you should request. Make sure your math teacher signs your course request form.


Look at the Career and Educational Planning Guide on the district website at www.fz.k12.mo.us under “High School Curriculum” or you can find it below.


January 11-15 - South Middle School 8th grade Social Studies teachers will be showing a course scheduling presentation to 8th graders and disseminating the pink course request forms. This presentation and the request form can be found below.


January 19-28 - South High School Counselors will be presenting in English classes and disseminating course request forms.


February 8 - COURSE REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE! FZS students, give the completed and signed form to your math teacher. SMS students, give the completed and signed form to your Social Studies teacher.

There are no online course requests this year; one less thing for you to do!



Virtual Counseling Office Hours

Join us for one of four sessions to get your school counseling questions answered! Things we will be covering include:


  • Course offerings

  • Graduation requirements

  • Directions for schedule requests

  • Timelines


Click on the links below to join the Google Meet Office Hour.

Wednesday, January 13

1:30-2:30 pm





Thursday, January 14

5:00-6:00 pm



Wednesday, January 20

10:30-11:30 am


Thursday,
January 21

8:00-9:00 am



Presentations from the Counseling Department

Meet South High's School Counselors

Career and Education Planning Guide

20212022 Career & Educational Planning Guide.pdf

College Credit Versus Advanced Placement

Think of college credit as being enrolled in a college course but sitting in a classroom at South High School to take it. The grade(s) earned will be what shows up on that college’s transcript. Students will send the transcript from the partner college directly to the college you attend after high school.

Advanced Placement (AP) is learning college-level content in a course and taking an exam at the end to demonstrate your level of mastery of material. Rather than looking at your grades in the AP class to award credit, colleges award credit based on AP Exam Scores. Colleges vary greatly in whether credit is awarded and how the credit is categorized.

For either situation it is critical that students and families reach out to colleges students are interested in attending after high school to determine how credit may transfer or be awarded.

Schedule Request Forms

9th Grade scheduling form.pdf

9th Grade Schedule Request Form

10th grade scheduling form 2021-2022.pdf

10th Grade Schedule Request Form

11th grade request form 21-22.pdf

11th Grade Schedule Request Form

12th grade scheduling form 2021-2022.pdf

12th Grade Schedule Request Form