West Seattle Student Course Registration
Welcome to West Seattle High School. We are so excited to have you join the Wildcat Community. 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do not plan on attending WSHS this fall, please let your assigned WSHS counselor know you would like your enrollment withdrawn.
**Previously scheduled June events have been cancelled and rescheduled to August. Please check out the main page in early August for more information***
Course and Program Highlights
Incoming New Students
Current WSHS Students
Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade West Seattle High School students will begin online course registration in February. Please visit your current grade-level tab below and follow the instructions to begin the registration process.
Counselor support for registration
Counselors were available during lunch in the Commons in March 1-15. Students are welcome to drop by for any individual questions or graduation audits.
Counselors will also meet with their students to review course requests in their English classes in April.
Important Reminders and Notes
Special Education students should complete the online registration if they are SPS students. Non-SPS students with Special Education services will complete the registration.
English Learner (EL) students should complete the online registration if they are SPS students. Non-SPS students with EL 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.
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.
Jazz Band is offered 0-period. Mr. Thomas will be in touch with interested students. If you have questions please email Mr. Thomas at email@example.com.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 parent(s)/guardian(s) sign?
It’s not required, but we recommend you review your classes with your parent/guardian(s)
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 the due date?
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**