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FORECASTING & SCHEDULING

FORECASTING PROCESS

SCHEDULE CHANGES& CHANGING TEACHERS

CLASS SEQUENCES


COURSE LISTINGS

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

STUDENT AIDE FORM



POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FOR EACH CLASS

CLASS OF 2018

 CLASS OF 2019

 CLASS OF 2020

CLASS OF 2021

General Forecasting Information
We encourage parents and students to look carefully at the Course Description which will be online, as you choose your classes for next year. This is a list of all courses available plus a description of the course, with prerequisite information, grade availability and fees associated with a particular class. The Course Description guide is a tool which will help you organize and plan for college or other career goals you may have. When forecasting for your classes, plan thoughtfully for the course that has the appropriate level of rigor for you.
 
 With the guidance of counselors, teachers and administrators, we will help you make important decisions about your education at West Linn. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the forecasting process and must sign the forecasting form before their student’s classes are entered into the computer. Students should think carefully about their course selection for next year, as classes are formed based on student requests.
 
 • Be aware of prerequisites and supplies needed  before signing up for a class.
 • The following classes require an application/teacher approval:
Aide AP Micro/Macro Economics AP Spanish

Internship

Amplifier AP English Language Composition

AP Statitics

Leadership
AP Biology AP English Literature Composition

AP Studio Art 2D
AP Studio Art 3D

Primary Tutor
AP Calculus AB AP Environmental Science
AP US History Student Asst
AP Calculus BC

AP Physics I
AP Physics II

AP Human Geography

Work Experience

AP Chemistry AP Psychology Honors Humanities

Yearbook

AP French AP Music Theory
AP Computer Science
Adv Honors Law A
AP Art History AP Government

• The following classes require an audition:
Early Bird Jazz Band Symphonic Band Early Bird Jazz Choir Symphonic Choir
• You must provide alternate class choices for electives and Social Studies courses in the
    event your first choice is unavailable.
 • Your forecasting packet needs to include the following:
       – Colored Forecasting Form
       – Transcript with current schedule written on the front
       – Student Aide form (if applicable)
 • Math and Science  placements will be determined by the teacher. Placement questions should be addressed to your student’s current math and science teacher.
 • Students who participate in athletics/activities must have passed five credited classes in the semester
   prior to their activity and must remain enrolled in five credited classes while participating in the activity.
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FORECASTING PROCESS

February: 
The Course Descriptions will be available on line for parents and students to read course selections and consider courses they want to take next school year.  Students will also be given a copy of their transcript, the 4 year planner, and other forms which will help the student forecast for the following year.  The counselors will meet with each student according to their English class, in a pre-arranged meeting, to guide them through the forecasting process.  Students must turn in all necessary forms in order for their requested courses to be processed.  At the end of March, the administration team will go to the middle school to begin the forecasting process with all 8th grade students. 
 
June/July
 Once the forecasting information is compiled, administration will process the information and determine class offerings based on the student requests and available staffing. The master schedule will be built trying to avoid as many conflicts as possible.
 
August
 Students will be contacted if there is a conflict with their schedule. They will receive a letter explaining the date and time to come to the main office and resolve the scheduling issue. 
 
 Please see the WLHS School Calendar for more specific date and time information.
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SCHEDULE  CHANGES & CHANGING TEACHERS

SCHEDULE CHANGES OF CLASSES OR TEACHERS:

Due to our forecasting process, the ability for parents and students to self-select their classes, and the ability for parents and students to review their forecast of classes before we actually schedule classes, WLHS does not typically allow any schedule or teacher changes.  In the summer, or before the second semester begins, the administration may change a student’s schedule to balance classes, to schedule an omitted class, or to correct an error on the student’s schedule. 

We believe that students and parents need to follow through with decisions made and recognize the impact that one course change may have on the student’s schedule, as well as on the class sizes in other courses.

We do, however, provide the first two weeks of the semester for students to request an appropriate class change.   The options are very minimal due to fully enrolled classes, additionally; teacher changes are not accepted at this time. We have very appropriate class sizes and are very cautious not to over extend our teachers with large class sizes.  We value our outstanding class sizes and will not over fill a class.

We know there are times throughout a semester when situations arise and students or parents will initiate a class or teacher change.  This request must be in writing on our “Class/Teacher Change Request” form.   All such requests must go through the student’s counselor. 

A.     Class Change:

o   The counselor will meet with the student and contact parents on any possible class changes.

o   If the student wants to drop a class and not enroll in a similar level course, the student will receive an “F” for the dropped class.

o    If the student wants to change a class to a similar level course, the student will be transferred with the current grade.

o   Honor Grad status may be in jeopardy by dropping AP/Honors courses. 

B.     Teacher Change:

o   If the student or parent is requesting a teacher change, the counselor encourages the student to discuss their concern with the teacher involved. 

o   If the concern for a change persists, then the parent needs to initiate written communication to the counselor and teacher regarding the concern so that the student, with guidance, can work through the concern in a meeting with all involved. 

o   At  this meeting, a written plan should be put into place with enough time to occur for the plan to be implemented before re-evaluating the status with all parties.

o    If, for some reason, an impasse is reached after the plan has had time to be implemented, the team of the student, parent, counselor, and possibly an administrator, may decide that a schedule change is appropriate. 

o   However, if the student changes to a different level course or drops the class entirely, the student will be dropped with an “F.”  If the student changes teachers while staying in the same course, the student’s grade will be transferred.

o   Honor Grad status may be in jeopardy by dropping AP/Honors courses.

o   The parent or student can appeal a decision to an administrator.

Also, schedule changes may be appropriate when the student is expending maximum effort and failing to grasp concepts at a beneficial level due to extenuating circumstances (e.g., wrongly assigned to a class that is too advanced).

If a teacher requests that a student be dropped from a class because of disciplinary reasons, administrative approval may take place only after significant interaction with the parent and student has occurred to address the behavior with the teacher and counselor.  If a student is dropped for behavioral reasons, the student will receive a failing grade.

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CLASS SEQUENCES: MATH & SCIENCE

WLHS MATH CLASSES BY GRADE PROGRESSION

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade

Geometry
 

Advanced Algebra 

(full year)

Geometry
Adv. Algebra A
Advanced Algebra
Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus
Adv. Algebra B 
Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Discrete Math
Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

WLHS YEAR LONG MATH CLASSES

Geometry
Advanced AlgebraTrigonometry
AP Statistics

Adv. Algebra A
Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB

Adv. Algebra B
Discrete
AP Calculus BC
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WLHS SCIENCE CLASSES BY GRADE PROGRESSION

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Biology

Chemistry

Physics
 AP Biology
 AP Chemistry
 AP Physics B
 Organic & Biochemistry

Physics
 AP Biology
 AP Chemistry
 AP Physics I
 AP Physics II
 Organic & Biochemistry



Conceptual Physics

Conceptual Physics

Geology
Geology PNW    
Ecology Field Study
Marine Biology
Permaculture A
Permaculture B 

Anatomy&Physiology

Geology
Geology PNW    
Ecology Field Study
Marine Biology
Permaculture A
Permaculture B 

 

Anatomy&Physiology

Geology
Geology PNW    
Ecology Field Study
Marine Biology
Permaculture A
Permaculture B 

SEMESTER LONG SCIENCE CLASSES

Geology Geology PNW

Marine Biology

Ecology Field Study
Permaculture A Permaculture B Anatomy & Physiology 1 Anatomy & Physiology 2

YEAR LONG SCIENCE CLASSES

Biology Conceptual Physics AP Biology AP Physics I
AP Physics II
Chemistry

Physics

AP Chemistry Environmental Science
Organic & Biochemistry
AP Env. Science



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