• 2023–24 School Year Scheduling

    Please view the video from Dr. Lauver regarding scheduling and important changes for the 2023–24 school year.

    7th Grade Experience

    Incoming 7th grade, please view this video:

    High School Course Selection Video

    Incoming 9th graders, please view this video:

    Scheduling Timelines

    • January 17: Scheduling sheets distributed to students. (See SCHEDULING SHEETS for PDF copies).
    • January 31: Scheduling sheets (signed by parent/guardian) due to Counseling Office.
    • February 1–28: Counselors meet with current grades 8–11 students/parents/guardians to discuss scheduling sheets (click here to schedule a meeting), career opportunities, and enter course requests. Counselor will provide the family with a Schedule Verification Form to verify the course requests.
      • NOTE: If parents/guardians do not request to attend the meeting by February 6, 2022, counselors will proceed with meeting with students only, while sending the Schedule Verification Form home with the student.
    • June 1: Students receive schedules for 2023–24 school year.
    • August 15: Final day for any current Fort Cherry student to change schedules prior to first day of school.

    New Courses for 2023–24

    • 2 New Advanced Placement Courses
      • AP Computer Science Principles (Grades 9–12):
        AP Computer Science Principles is an introductory college-level computing course that introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science. Students learn to design and evaluate solutions and to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs. They incorporate abstraction into programs and use data to discover new knowledge. Students also explain how computing innovations and computing systems—including the internet—work, explore their potential impacts, and contribute to a computing culture that is collaborative and ethical. Students will be prepared to take the AP Computer Science Principles Test in the spring.
      • AP Pre-Calculus (Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Geometry): 
        Students in AP Pre-Calculus will experience a college-level course on Pre-Calculus and trigonometry concepts. This course is a rigorous course that will encompass trigonometry using a right triangle approach and applications to trigonometric problem solving. Circular functions and their graphs will be covered. Pre-Calculus concepts include: polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their characteristics. Transformations of graphs, domain and range, and inverses will be taught. An introduction to limits, partial fractions, and derivatives will be taught in preparation for Calculus. A graphing calculator (TI-84 series) is required.  Students will be prepared to take the AP Pre-Calculus Test at the end of the school year.
    • New Elective Courses
      • SAT Prep (Grades 10–12 with PSAT Score completed):
        This course is designed for the college bound student who is interested in improving his/her college entrance exam scores.  This Pass/Fail course will specifically address the English and Math components of the SAT exam. The class will incorporate Khan Academy resources that provides exclusive access and advice to build a personalized practice program for each individual student.  Included will also be practice tests plus study and test-taking tips.  This class will NOT count towards the student grade point average.

    New Career Pathway Option

    • Agriculture (Horticulture):
      Students in the new Horticulture program will participate in activities in Agriculture but with a focus on traditional and innovative growing types. This includes use of the District's new Freight Farm, a fully-automated, hydroponic farming facility that produces a high crop yield. Students in Agriculture will have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials and potential college credit.

    Next Steps

        1. Review the information in the Academic Handbooks:
          1. Junior High (Grades 7–8)
          2. Senior High (Grades 9–12)
        2. Review the Scheduling Sheets with your child:
          1. Grade 9
          2. Grade 10
          3. Grade 11
          4. Grade 12
        3. (Optional, Current Grades 8–11 only) Schedule a meeting with your child and his/her counselor to discuss schedule and career/college items:
          1. Mrs. Wilson (Current Grade 8–9)
          2. Ms. McGlennon (Current Grade 10–11)
        4. Sign the Schedule Verification Sheet that shows all your child's course requests for 2023–24.