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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do not plan on attending WSHS this fall, please let your assigned WSHS counselor know you would like your enrollment withdrawn.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.

Course Catalog 2021-2022


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.

Timeline

  • 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
    • For SPS Students, you will register via The Source
    • For Non-SPS Students, you will register on this online form or paper form
  • 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

Incoming SPS 9th Grader for the 2021-2022 school year.

Starting April 9th, 2021, you can log into your Source page to register for classes online. Please review these registration materials beforehand:

If you are planning to take both world language and band/orchestra, you must select your world language via the Source and complete this adjustment form to get into your band/orchestra class.

You must complete your registration by May 7th, 2021 or your courses will be selected for you. 

Frequently asked Questions compiled from our Rising 9th grade webinar on 4/21/21:

1. For people in HCC classes, does that carry over into high school?
Yes- you will have the option to take advanced classes at WSHS as well

2. I’ve applied for something else, but since the interview hasn’t happened yet I don’t know if I’ve gotten in- should I still sign up for classes?
Yes- please go ahead and sign up for classes at WSHS to ensure your spot

3. How do credits from certain classes this year (like high school math and world language) get counted?
Those credits and grades are automatically added to your HS transcript if you’re coming from an SPS middle school

4. Can you do both concert band and jazz band?
Yes. Concert Band is open to anyone and Jazz Band is audition-only. For more information on WSHS music programs and tryouts visit www.wshsmusic.org

5. Do I have to take Health and PE freshman year?
Yes. The only exception to this is if you are planning on enrolling in BOTH band/orchestra and a world language as you will not have room in your schedule

6. For student who took 2+ years of a world language in middle school- do we start at Level 2 in high school?
That is up to you. Typically students who have taken 2 years of world language in MS are prepared to start at Level 2 in high school, but you also have the opportunity to start again at Level 1. We encourage talking to your current world language teacher to get their feedback regarding your readiness to start at Level 2.

7. Do I need a teacher recommendation to get into Honors?
No, at this time our classes offer embedded Honors and you opt in to the Honors option through your teacher at the beginning of the school year. You don’t need to register separately for Honors classes or get a teacher’s recommendation

8. Can I waive PE credits?
.5 credits of Personal Fitness are required. You can waive the additional 1.0 credits required if you play a sport for WSHS or another club sport outside of school (one season of a sport=.5 credit waived)

9. How many years of World Language are required for graduation?
Two years of the same consecutive language (so, for example, Spanish 1 AND 2 not Spanish 1 and Chinese 1)

Incoming SPS 10th, 11th, or 12th Grader for the 2021-2022 school year.

Starting April 9th, 2021, you can log into your Source page to register for classes online. Please review these registration materials beforehand:

You must complete your registration by May 7th, 2021 or your courses will be randomly selected for you. 

If you are currently a Non-SPS student (i.e. private school, out of district, or out of state), you will complete a paper registration and email the completed form to your assigned WSHS Counselor via email below. Please review the materials below to get started. 

All 9th graders must take health and physical education. The only exception to delay this graduation requirement is if you decide to take both a world language and band/orchestra. If this is your plan, please select your world language on the form and complete this adjustment form for band/orchestra.

You must complete your online registration (or submit the paper registration) by May 7th, 2021 or your courses will be randomly selected for you. 


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

Current 9th graders (Class of 2024) will select classes for their Sophomore year. Below are documents to help you pick your classes. A reminder that these are not required to submit to your counselor. Simply put, they are tools to help guide you with your course registration for 2021-22 school year.

Online registration will take place on The Source:

  1. First, log into The Source.
  2. On the left-hand menu, click on “Registration”.
  3. Select your class options. Be sure to reference the option sheet you’ve completed or the registration tutorial video.

Please have your registration completed by Friday, March 5th, 2021. If you do not select classes by the deadline, your counselor will choose your classes for you. 

Current 10th graders (Class of 2023) will select classes for their Junior year. Below are documents to help you pick your classes. A reminder that these are not required to submit to your counselor. Simply put, they are tools to help guide you with your course registration for 2021-22 school year.

Online registration will take place on The Source:

  1. First, log into The Source.
  2. On the left-hand menu, click on “Registration”.
  3. Select your class options. Be sure to reference the option sheet you’ve completed or the registration tutorial video.

Please have your registration completed by Friday, March 5th, 2021. If you do not select classes by the deadline, your counselor will choose your classes for you. 

Current 11th graders (Class of 2022) will select classes for their Senior year. Below aredocuments to help you pick your classes. A reminder that these are not required to submit to your counselor. Simply put, they are tools to help guide you with your course registration for 2021-22 school year.

Online registration will take place on The Source:

  1. First, log into The Source.
  2. On the left-hand menu, click on “Registration”.
  3. Select your class options. Be sure to reference the option sheet you’ve completed or the registration tutorial video.

Please have your registration completed by Friday, March 5th, 2021. If you do not select classes by the deadline, your counselor will choose your classes for you. 

Course Highlights

Check out some elective videos we posted during Open House!

Career & Technical Education Courses(Start @ 52 seconds):

Chinese Language Program:

 


Contact Information

Counselor with student last name alphabet designations

Last Names A-F, Erica Nguyen, etnguyen@seattleschools.org, 425-528-0827 

Last Names G-N, Mallory Neuman, mlneuman@seattleschools.org, 206-252-8775

Last Names O-Z, Christine Nutters, canutters@seattleschools.org, 206-705-8424

Joanna Sibounheuang, Registrar Data Specialist, josibounheua@seattleschools.org

 Mykenna Ikehara,  Head Department SPED, mkikehara@seattleschools.org

 Matthew Kachmarik, Head Department ELL, mskachmarik@seattleschools.org

Corey Sorenson,  Athletics Director, cjsorenson@seattleschools.org 


Timeline and FAQ

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Course Catalog 2021-2022

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

Timeline for Current WSHS Students

February 8-12, 2021

  • In Social Studies classes, students will review their academic histories to determine courses they still need to take for graduation and for admission to four year colleges. They will learn how to access their historical grades in the Source to check their progress toward graduation
  • Students will receive a copy of their Four Year Plan and will complete them during asynchronous time
  • Students will be shown where to access the 2020-2021 Course Catalog online
  • Students will receive an Option Sheet for their grade level, containing all of the courses available to them. Since registration will be fully online this year, a parent signature will not be required on the Option Sheet- this is to be used as a tool by student/parent to make decisions
  • If you have any questions about placement into AP courses, please contact your student’s current teacher in that content area (e.g. if your student wishes to take AP Language Arts, you would contact their current Language Arts teacher)
  • On Wednesday, February 10th students will view a video in advisory that walks them through how to register for classes on The Source

February 22- March 5, 2021

  • The online registration window will open and remain available 24/7, for two weeks. Students/parents can go in and make their course selections through The Source
  • Counselors will offer drop in hours to students to discuss course selections on the following days/times. Link to drop in sessions will be available on your counselor’s Schoology page:
    • Tuesday, February 23rd- 3-4 pm
    • Wednesday, February 24th- 10 am-2 pm
    • Tuesday, March 2nd- 3-4 pm
    • Wednesday, March 3rd- 10 am- 2 pm

Timeline for Incoming New Students

This timeline is for current middle school students, private school students, and new 10th-12th grade students who are currently not attending WSHS

  • 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 SPS students opens
  • April 21- Live Q&A Presentation* for SPS Middle School Students 
  • April 30- Live Q&A Presentation* for Non-SPS Students
  • May 7- Online Registration for Incoming SPS students closes
  • May 7- Paper Registration due to your assigned WSHS Counselor
  • Last week of August:  Schedules will be available to families on The Source

Registration FAQ

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**


Miscellaneous Information:

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  etthomas1@seattleschools.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.