Academic Planning

Students will have an individual registration appointment with their counselor as outlined in the schedule below. The course selection appointment with the counselor is just one piece of the registration process.

Click here to view the 2022-23 Academic Planning Guide 

For current DGS students: click here for a step-by-step explanation of the course selection process

2022-2023 ACADEMIC PLANNING TIMELIME

Prior to December 16, 2021

Teachers meet with students and make recommendations for 2022-2023 courses. Please contact individual teachers with any questions or concerns regarding student course recommendations.

Counselors will visit students to explain the registration process. 

December 20, 2021

Course recommendations become available on Home Access Center for current students in the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025. Recommendations are based upon standardized test scores, first semester grades and/or teacher recommendations.

January 7, 2022

Window to choose course requests on HAC will close.  Changes to course requests will still be available through communication with school counselors.

January 11- 14th 2022: Course Selection for Class of 2023 

Counselor Registration Appointments for the Class of 2023 (current Juniors). This opportunity will be used to finalize requests or to discuss potential options with a school counselor. Appointments will be scheduled through the Counseling and Student Support Services Department. 

January 18-21, 2022: Course Selection for Class of 2024

Counselor Registration Appointments for the Class of 2024 (current Sophomores). This opportunity will be used to finalize requests or discuss potential options with a school counselor. Appointments will be scheduled through the Counseling and Student Support Services Department.    

January 25-28, 2022: Course Selection for Class of 2025

Counselor Registration Appointments for the Class of 2025 (current Freshmen). This opportunity will be used to finalize requests or discuss potential options with a school counselor. Appointments will be scheduled through the Counseling and Student Support Services Department.  

January 24, 2022: Class of 2026 Open House

Class of 2026 Open House: Incoming 9th grade students and their parents/guardians will receive course recommendations via email the week before, and on Monday, January 24th will have an opportunity to learn more about curricular and co-curricular options.  Information will be sent out to families about this event in January.

January 29th, 2022: Course Selection for Class of 2026

Counselor Registration Appointments for the Class of 2026 (current 8th grade students) to review and discuss course requests for the 2022-2023 school year.  Appointment information will be shared via email in January 2022.

February 2022

Decisions will be made regarding what courses will be offered based on enrollment. Some students may need to speak with their counselor to select a different course if a course has been cancelled due to under enrollment or has been closed due to over enrollment.

April/May 2022

Some students will need to speak with their counselor during this time to assist in resolving a schedule conflict. Students may need to select a different course to resolve the conflict in their schedule.

August 2022

All students should receive their schedule via Home Access. Course changes will only be made for the following reasons: enrollment process error, failure in a prerequisite course, successful completion of summer school course or scheduling conflicts.

Once the school year begins, a student must go through the formal drop process in order to have a class removed from their schedule. Course drops cannot be initiated until the end of the 4th week of any given semester. A student will not be allowed to drop a course, if, in doing so, he or she would fall below the 6 credit class minimum requirement.