West Seattle Student Course Registration
Welcome to West Seattle High School. We are so excited to have you join the Wildcat Community. We are going to help you pick your classes through our online registration. The online registration feature is only available for current Seattle Public School (SPS) students. For all other Non-Seattle Public School Students (i.e. Private Schools and Out-of-State). Please find your “Group” below and use the documents attached to complete your class requests.
If you do not plan on attending WSHS this fall, please let your assigned WSHS counselor know you would like your enrollment withdrawn. Emails are at the bottom of this page.
Incoming New Students
Registration is now available for students who are not currently enrolled at WSHS. This includes current 8th Graders (Rising Freshmen), Incoming high school students from other schools and district, Private School students, etc.
- April 9- Families will be notified if they are assigned to West Seattle High School for the 2021-22 School Year
- April 19- Online Registration for Incoming New students opens
- April 21- Live Q&A Presentation for SPS Middle School Students
- April 28- Live Q&A Presentation for Non-SPS Students**
- May 7- Online Registration for all new students closes
- Last week of August: Schedules will be available to families on The Source
**Non-SPS Students are defined as students who do not currently attend an SPS school. These students are currently attending a private school or a school out of district or in another state/country
Class Registration deadline for Incoming New Students
End of the school day, Friday, May 7th, 2021
Current WSHS Students
Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade West Seattle High School students will begin online course registration on February 22nd. Please visit your current grade-level tab below and follow the instructions to begin the registration process.
Your School Counselors will be hosting classroom presentations during the first week of February to help you start the process. There will be drop-in office hours available if you have any registration or graduation questions.
Registration Deadline for current WSHS students
Friday, March 5, 2021
Check out some elective videos we posted during Open House!
Career & Technical Education Courses(Start @ 52 seconds):
Chinese Language Program:
Counselor with student last name alphabet designations
Last Names A-F, Erica Nguyen, email@example.com, 425-528-0827
Last Names G-N, Mallory Neuman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-252-8775
Last Names O-Z, Christine Nutters, email@example.com, 206-705-8424
Joanna Sibounheuang, Registrar Data Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mykenna Ikehara, Head Department SPED, email@example.com
Matthew Kachmarik, Head Department ELL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Corey Sorenson, Athletics Director, email@example.com
Timeline and FAQ
Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
Are you interested in the Skills Center? Check out the Skills Center website for more info
Are you interested in Running Start? Check out our Running Start Information here
Are the Option Sheet and Four-Year Plan documents required to submit before registration?
No, they are tools to help you figure out your remaining graduation requirements and help you select your classes for next year
Do I have to have my parents sign?
No, not during remote learning.
Do seniors get first choice in classes?
Yes, once all of the info is entered, counselors do check senior schedules first to help make sure seniors get the classes that they need and want for college admissions/graduation.
What happens if I don’t pick my classes before March 5?
Your counselor gets to choose all of your classes for you!
Why do we need alternate courses?
Sometimes classes fill up or they just don’t work in your schedule. Your alternate choices let the counselors know what your 2nd, 3rd and 4th choices are so that you get classes that you want and don’t have to wait in LONG lines outside the counselor’s office at the start of the year.
What if I want to be a TA?
Choose an elective for the time being and make a note on your option sheet indicating that you would like to TA for next year. It will be your responsibility to get the TA form signed at the beginning of the year. Only juniors and seniors can be TA’s.
What if I know I’m transferring or taking classes at Running Start?
You need to sign up for classes anyway! We would rather get you the classes you want and pull you out later if you do move or take Running Start classes.
What if I failed a class? Can I re-take it?
Generally you can’t retake classes and will need to make up failed classes during summer school. See your counselor with questions.
**Any specific/individual questions can be referred back to the student’s counselor**
Special Education students should complete the online registration if they are SPS students. Non-SPS students with Special Education services will complete the paper registration Option Sheet and email the completed form to their assigned WSHS counselor.
English Language Learning (ELL) students should complete the online registration if they are SPS students. Non-SPS students with ELL services will complete the paper registration Option Sheet and email the completed form to their assigned WSHS counselor.
Honors classes: West Seattle High School offers 9th and 10th grade honors options in some of our core academic areas. As we come into alignment with the other SPS high schools, how we offer honors in grade 9 and 10 is changing in some content areas. The option for honors will be available and embedded in most Language Arts, World History, and Math courses. For more info, please visit our FAQ page.
Math placements are determined by 8th grade courses: If your student is taking 8th Grade Math, they will register for Algebra 1; Algebra 1 students should register for Geometry; Geometry students should register for Algebra 2.
Health and Personal Fitness: All 9th grade students take Health and Personal Fitness. However, if a student takes Band/Orchestraand a World Language, they can take Health and PE later in high school.
Jazz Band is offered 0-period. Mr. Thomas will be in touch with interested students. If you have questions please email Mr. Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Language: If you are choosing the first year of any world language, please list an alternate language on the alternate elective line.
IMPORTANT POLICY ON Yearlong Scheduling: West Seattle High School students register for the following year’s classes in the spring. Both semesters’ courses are selected at this time. Students will remain with the same teacher for the full year in yearlong courses. Students should choose courses carefully as schedule changes are extremely limited.