High School Registration
HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
This page was last updated on 2/26/2019.
HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION IMPORTANT DATES
FEB. 15th: STUDENTS VIEW RECOMMENDATIONS IN POWERSCHOOL
FEB. 19: HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION STUDENT INFORMATION SESSION IN DDMS AUDITORIUM DURING SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES
FEB 19: ATHENS DRIVE INFORMATION SESSION DURING SMART BLOCK - Location TBD
FEB 20TH-25TH: Classroom Guidance Lessons - high school transition tips and support in beginning to complete the HS Registration Workplan.
- Wednesday, Feb 20th - Bowman: all day
- Thursday, Feb. 21st - /Glancy: all day
- Friday, Feb 22nd - Bradian: Core 1 & Core 2
- Monday, Feb 25th - Lederer: all day
FEB. 26: HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION PARENT INFORMATION SESSION AT 6:00-8:00pm AT DDMS AUDITORIUM. DDMS COUNSELORS WILL PRESENT GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING HS REGISTRATION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. GHHS COUNSELORS WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE AND GREEN HOPE OFFERINGS.
MAR. 4TH-22nd: STUDENTS REGISTER ONLINE AT HOME FOR COURSES USING POWERSCHOOL
MAR. 19, 20,21ST: PARENT INDIVIDUAL Q&A DURING THE 8TH GRADE LUNCH PERIOD 1:00-2:00
MAR. 22nd: HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION WORK PLAN & COURSE VERIFICATION SHEET DUE TO MR. NILSEN & MRS. YOUNG (MUST HAVE PARENT SIGNATURES)
OPEN HOUSE DATES:
PLEASE ATTEND OPEN HOUSE TO GET DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL
PLEASE CONFIRM DATE/TIME ON HS WEBSITE SINCE OCCASIONALLY HIGH SCHOOL MAKE CHANGES WITHOUT NOTIFYING US
February 4th (5:30-7:30)- Open House @ Apex High School
February 6th (5:00 PM-7:30 PM)--Open House @ Apex Friendship
February 7th (5:00 PM-8:00 PM)--Open House @ Panther Creek
February 19th (5:30 PM-6:30 PM) -- Open House @ Green Level
February 20th (6:00 PM)--Open House @ Athens Drive
February 21st (6:00)--Open House @ Cary High School
February 21st (6:00-7:30) @ Holly Springs High School
February 21st (5:30-7:30PM)--Open House @ Green Hope HS
COURSE RECOMMENDATION GUIDELINES
Teachers are required to follow guidelines set by WCPSS when making core course recommendations for students. Please use the forms below to review the criteria that teachers used to make the core course recommendations for students.
WCPSS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM PLANNING GUIDE
The Wake County Public School System’s high school program provides students many options based on their career goals, needs, and individual interests. Students may choose from a wide array of courses and programs. Choices students make in high school impact the options they have for future education and job opportunities after high school.
Students may select courses from Arts Education, Career and Technical Education, Computer Education, English/Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living, JROTC, Mathematics, Media, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
Students must meet all course, credit, and test requirements to earn a high school diploma. Courses are designed to prepare students for postsecondary opportunities from entry-level career options to highly technical fields, from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to pursue the most challenging course of study in which they can be successful.
This planning guide is provided to assist students and their parents or court-appointed custodians in the planning and registration process. It is the responsibility of all students and their parents or court-appointed custodians to make sure that students are registered for the courses they need in order to meet graduation and college or university admission requirements.
Please use the button below to access the WCPSS High School Program Planning Guide.
FUTURE READY CORE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
As students enter high school they begin preparing for life beyond graduation whether that means pursuing further education or starting a career. Choices students make while in high school affect opportunities available to them after they graduate so the high school curriculum focuses on academic rigor and personalizing the high school experience for each student.
Students entering high school after the 2012-2013 school year follow the Future Ready Core graduation requirements. In order to graduate from any high school in North Carolina a student must complete the following:
- 4 Credits in English including English I, English II, English III, and English IV
- 4 Credits in Math including Common Core Math I, II, III, and a fourth math course aligned with the student's post-graduation plans
- 3 Credits in Science including Biology, a physical science, and earth/environmental science
- 4 Credits in Social Studies including World History, American History I and II, and Civics and Economics
- 1 Credit of Health and Physical Education
- 6 Credits of Electives made up of:
- 2 Credits from any combination of CTE, the Arts, or World Languages**
- 4 Credits from one of the CTE, JROTC, the Arts, or any other subject area (A four course concentration in one of these areas is highly recommended)
- 4 Additional Elective Credits
**Please note that credits in world languages are not required for high school graduation, but they are required as part of the University of North Carolina System's minimum admission requirements.
Some high schools may have additional requirements related to their magnet programming such as community service or a capstone project. Please check with your high school counselor for more detailed information.
COLLEGE AND CAREER AWARENESS & INFORMATION
Many students are beginning to think about their plans post-high school. Below are some interesting articles, statistics, websites, and information regarding post-high school plans and options.
College & Career Awareness - some statistics from the 2016-2017 freshman class of various universities and colleges within North Carolina as well as the WCPSS Graduation Requirements Chart & UNC System Admissions Chart.
Parent Resource for Rising-9th Graders - a "to do" list for freshman and parents of freshman to help guide them during their freshman year of high school.
The Common Application - A great resource for parents and students who are thinking about college already. The Common Application is accepted by over 700 colleges and universities (including Duke University, Wake Forest University, and many universities in the UNC system) and offers a unique college application experience. Set up an account to see what's on a true college application and to get some tips and tricks to ensuring you're on the right path to college.