Advice for Picking Next Year’s Classes
Choosing classes can be tough, but that doesn’t mean you should stress!
If you’re like me, then choosing classes for next year has had you stressed out.
Here are some tips:
- Read through the curriculum guide and see what options are available for you! Copies of the curriculum guide can be found here.
- Email your counselor with any questions you have. Set up a time to meet with them and discuss the future. They are there for you.
- Reminder! You should set up your annual review with your counselor. Click here to send an email to a counselor.
- Take classes that you want to take. School doesn’t have to be boring. Learning something you’re interested in is fun. Look at the elective choices, and think about what you could use in your future while still being able to keep your classes fun.
- Be mindful of how much you can handle. Yes, you need to get the required classes and credits in by the time you graduate, but if taking a lot of classes is going to stress you out and leave no time for fun, then you shouldn’t take all of the extras. Planning for the future is good, but often you can get so caught up in the future, that the present is forgotten. Enjoy your high school years, because once it’s over, it’s over. Enjoy your life!
- At the same time—look at your remaining high school years. What classes are still needed for you to graduate? Do you need another math or science credit? You don’t want to be caught at the end of your senior year a credit short. Once again, if you’re not sure about this, talk to your school counselor.
- Talk to your teachers as well. See what classes they recommend you for. Maybe you were passed over for the honors program but did well this past year. Take their words into consideration.
“Understand that this is your future and you need to take control of it.”Mr. Critelli
Ultimately, these decisions are yours to make.
To make changes and select your classes for next year, click here.
Morgan is a junior at Sweet Home High School. She mainly writes for the advice column. She plays basketball and softball and is also part of the yearbook club.