Course Selection for 2017-18
Students will enter their course selection choices in their Aeries Portal. Sophomores and Juniors will be able to access the accounts they created last year. Freshmen and students new to AHS this school year will need to create accounts. Students will access their Aeries portal using their AUSD Google Gmail account.
Please read the appropriate instructions BEFORE trying to log into the Aeries Portal.
Should you have technical difficulties, please email AUSD Technology Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aeries Portal Link: https://studentinfo.alameda.k12.ca.us/parents/LoginParent.aspx?page=default.aspx
4 Year Course Plan
Students need to ensure that they are meeting all high school graduation requirements and post-high school requirements when choosing their classes each year of high school. Click on the following document to see a sample of a typical 4 year plan for an AHS student. Typical 4 year AHS Course Plan
Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways
Alameda High has three CTE pathways-- Digital Media, Computer Science, Health-- available. Students can choose to enroll as early as 9th grade. Click on the CTE Pathways flyer (CTE Pathways) for more information.
Incoming 9th Grade Students
For Incoming 9th grade students coming from Lincoln Middle School, Wood Middle School or Bay Farm School: Alameda High Counselors will visit those school for a presentation on the AHS course selection process. Please check with the appropriate middle school as to the dates. At those presentations, students will be given course selection forms and instructions.
For Incoming 9th grade students not currently attending one of the above feeder middle schools: please see the information below for Students New to the District.
9th grade students must take six classes minimum. They are required to take English, Math, Biology and PE. The remaining two classes are elective choices. Most students will choose to take a combination which includes world language, visual performing art and/or Current Life Issues. The course descriptions for all 9th grade classes are available in the AHS Freshmen Course Catalog 2017-18. The course selection sheet for the 2017-18 school year is available here 9th Grade Course Selection Sheet. Please make sure to read the important information on the Course Selection Letter which is included with the Course Selection Sheet.
Current AHS Students
For current continuing AHS students, students will receive a Course Selection Presentation by the Counselors in 9th grade English and 10th/11th grade Social Studies classes. Students will receive their course selection forms and instructions at that time. Please note, students are only allowed to sign up for one math and one science class during the course selection period. Students interested in taking more than one math and/or science class will need to add their names to the Double Math/Science Lottery list available during Orientation. Additional math/science classes will be granted pending space availability.
10th grade students must take six classes minimum. They are required to take English, Math and Social Studies (world history). The remaining three classes are elective choices although most students will continue with their foreign language, complete their second year of PE and/or continue with science. 10th Grade Course Selection Sheet
11th grade students must take six classes minimum. They are required to take English, and Social Studies (U.S. History). The remaining classes are elective choices. Students need to ensure that they are choosing courses that will meet the minimum graduation requirements in each subject area. Students should also consider all requirements for graduation and/or college admissions when making those elective class choices. 11th Grade Course Selection Sheet
12th grade students must take five classes minimum. They are only allowed to take five classes if they have earned at least 180 credits by the end of their junior year. Seniors are required to take English and Social Studies (Government & Economics). The remaining classes are elective choices. Students need to make sure that they have met all of the requirements for graduation purposes when making their choices. They should also make sure their choices meet the requirements for their post-high school path. 12th Grade Course Selection Sheet
AP classes are the equivalent to college courses. Please remember that when selecting your AP/Honors courses.
By completing and signing this course selection sheet, students and guardians acknowledge the following:
- Students may only take a maximum of four AP/Honors classes during the course of one school year.
- Once students have registered for the following year’s classes, they may drop any AP/Honors class up to May 19, 2017, with no reason or approval process necessary. Drop requests must be made in writing to the counselor by submitting a completed Course Change Request form.
- After May 19, 2017, all AP/Honors drop requests will be reviewed by the counselor and Administrative representative. These drops are not guaranteed and the student may need to remain in their originally chosen class.
- Students interested in taking more than four AP/Honors courses at one time must petition in writing (with a parent signature). You can pick up a petition in the Counseling office. Petitions must be turned in to your counselor by March 3, 2017 of the current school year. Students whose petitions are granted still may drop any of their AP/Honors classes up to the final drop date of May 19, 2017.
- Students must have submitted their completed, signed Course Selection Sheet to the Counseling Office. Otherwise, students will not be enrolled in any AP/Honors courses.
Please note that signing up for an AP/Honors class is signing on to a commitment. DO NOT sign up for an AP class if you are not sure, as we may not be able to release you from the class due to seat availability in other classes. Also note, seat availability includes the planning for new students not yet enrolled.
Students New to the District
Incoming high school students new to Alameda Unified need to enroll at the District Office Student Services Department prior to completing the course selection process at Alameda High. Upon completion of enrollment at the District level if the student is enrolling for the following school year, students will be asked to complete the appropriate grade level course selection sheet. The course selection sheet should be returned to the District Office as soon as possible so a schedule can be created for the student. All pre-enrolled students will receive their schedules on their grade level Orientation Day in August. Please note that counselors are not available to meet individually with any pre-enrolled student until after the start of the school year.
For students enrolling for the current school year, upon completion of enrollment at the District Office Student Services Department, students will be directed to Alameda High for course selection.
For the most current information, check the AUSD website: http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us under “Enrollment Information”.