Important Dates for 2017-18 Course Selection
Friday, January 6, 2017 - During health, PE, driver ed or JROTC classes, Shepard Counselors will provide students with the information packets they will need to choose their courses for next year.
Monday, January 9, 2017 - Counselors will be available in the student cafeteria during all lunch periods to answer questions about Course Selection
Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10 - Teacher Advisement Days. Teachers of freshmen through juniors will provide students with information, advise them and make recommendations for next year (some teachers will have done this at the end of first semester or on January 5th and 6th)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Counselors will begin meeting with students individually during their English classes to help them finalize their course selections; the schedule will be in the packets that they will receive on January 6th and is posted on this webpage below.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Last day to finalize 2017-18 Course Selections. All applications and documents must be turned in to Counseling by this date. (ie AP Approval forms, Jr. Leadership applications, Senior work program applications, Independent Study Forms).
February, March & April - Students and parents are able to view future courses entered into Skyward by looking in the Graduation Requirements screen. This is the time when the Master Schedule is planned and no requests for changes can be made.
May 1 - 22 - Students who have changed their minds about courses for next year may request to see their counselor. Every effort will be made to make the requested changes if there are seats available. It is very important to make wise and thoughtful choices in January so that the district can plan enough seats in requested courses but if goals and interests change, this is the time to meet with the counselor to discuss possible changes.
Resources for 2017-18 Course Selection
Resources to help students make wise decisions about their future courses
2017-18 Course Selection Guide: see link on main Counseling webpage
2017-18 Course Options - see attached document below
Worksheets for each grade level which must be completed, signed and returned to the student's counselor on the day of their one on one meeting. See worksheets attached below. Sophomore worksheet is for Freshmen to use to plan for Sophomore year, etc.
Resources for Career Exploration
Learn More, Earn More: Illinois' High Wage, High Demand Occupations through 2024
Summer Job Central
Career Clusters Index