Academy Selection and Course Registration for 2017-2018
Academy Selection - Each freshman, sophomore, and junior at Benson High School is required to be in a career academy. All freshmen will be selecting their academy for 2017-2018 in their GPS classes. Sophomores and juniors will be placed in their current academy unless they complete an application to change academies. The academies are Business & Entrepreneurship, Construction & Design, and Health Professions. Juniors and seniors selecting 3 or more AP courses, can elect to join the AP Cohort instead of an academy, but must fill out the application if not currently in the AP Cohort. The application to change academy can be obtained from the student's current counselor after the student meets with his/her counselor about the requested change. Applications must be turned in by Friday, January 20. No applications will be accepted after this date unless approved by the building principal.
Course Registration - All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will have an individual planning meeting with their 2017-2018 counselor to register for courses for next school year. Counselors are assigned by career academy and each grade level will register during their designated week. Students will receive a list of courses during advisement the week of January 17 and should take the opportunity to select courses for next year very seriously. The selections made are a commitment and changes will not be made to the courses a student has signed up for after the registration period unless needed to meet graduation requirements or a mistake occurred. Counselors will ensure students are signed up for the required courses for graduation and post-secondary opportunities. Students should come to their individual planning meeting with electives they plan to take and possible alternatives in mind. Students will not be allowed to sign up for career academy courses, school service, early outs, or late starts without signed forms. Forms can be picked up from advisement teachers, counselors, or Mrs. Jones in the back of the library and should be completed and brought to the student's individual planning meeting.
BROWN - AP Cohort N-Z, Health Professions S-Z
CAMERON - Construction & Design A-Q
CARPER - AP Cohort A-M, Construction & Design R-Z
JOHNSON - Health Professions A-R
LARSON - Business & Entrepreneurship
Juniors - January 23-February 1
Sophomores - February 2-9
Freshmen - February 10-15