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High School Course Registration

The high school course registration process is completed by students each year online in HCPSS Connect Synergy. Schedule modifications are made in the late winter/early spring, and final student schedules, including class periods and teachers, are available in late August.

2024-2025 School Year

High school course registration for the 2024-2025 school year is closed. Please contact your school counselor with any questions.

→ Dec. 18, 2023: Registration opens
→ Jan. 16, 2024: Registration closes
→ January-February 2024: Students meet with school counselors to review course requests
→ Spring 2024: Students/families view scheduled courses for 2024-2025 school year
→ August 2024: Prior to start of school year, complete student schedules are available

General information on the high school course registration process can be found below. Please contact your school counselor with any questions.

View Catalog & Recommended Courses

The high school course registration process begins with students in grades 8-11 and their parents/guardians reviewing the Catalog of Approved Courses, as well as the courses teachers have recommended for the students. Teacher recommendations are based on multiple criteria, including classroom performance, students’ expressed interest and results on standardized measures.

Students should use the Catalog of Approved High School Courses to review course selections, taking careful note of descriptions and prerequisites, as well as graduation requirements and additional information.

When registration opens, students may view teachers’ course recommendations by:

  1. Logging into Synergy
  2. Selecting Course Request from the left panel. A page displays the student’s current recommendations for core classes and graduation status summary.

Parents/guardians may view teacher course recommendations by logging into HCPSS Connect Synergy and following the directions available online, but cannot add course requests; this must be completed through the student’s account.

Course Registration

When registration opens, traditionally in December each year, students may view course recommendations and submit course requests by:

  1. Logging into Synergy
  2. Selecting Course Request from the left panel*, and
  3. Following the directions available online

*NOTE: This option will not be available when registration is closed

Students will register for a total of seven credits and add three alternate courses. Alternate selections should be added in priority order and without duplicates.

Course Placement Review

If a student would like to enroll in a different level course than what was recommended by their teacher, parents/guardians can complete and submit a Course Placement Review form online through HCPSS Connect Synergy. Please note, if a course option is not available in the drop down menu, parents/guardians will need to download and complete a paper form and submit it to their child’s school counselor.

Forms received during the course registration period will receive priority during scheduling. Requests received after this time will be accommodated if space is available.

Instructions on how to complete a Course Placement Review form in HCPSS Connect Synergy may be found online.