Pupil Services Blog
2013-2014 Scheduling Time-Line
- January 22: the Course Description Guide will be available online to staff, counselors, students and parents.
- January 28: we will distribute the Course Registration Sheets to students.
- January 29: Online Registration window opens.
- February 5: the Online Registration window closes. (After this date, changes can not be made without counselor assistance.) Also, registration sheets are due to advisory teachers and Counselors will begin meeting with students individually.
- February 20 and 21: High School Parent/Teacher Conferences (Counselors will offer student/parent online registration support).
- March 8: Incoming 9th grade registration window closes.
- March 15: Incoming 9th grade registration sheets and placement forms due to high schools.
High School 101
There is a meeting for all incoming 9th grade students scheduled for January 16, 2013 at Westerville Central High School. This meeting is hosted by the Westerville Parent Council and is for students attending one of the three district high schools.
We are holding at meeting in our Auditorium on January 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for all students interested in taking one of our AP classes. This is a meeting parents and students should attend so everyone is on the same page about the benefit of taking one of these courses.
PSEO/Dual Enrollment Meeting
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., there will be an informational meeting to discuss the Post Secondary Options Enrollment Program (PSEO)/Dual Enrollment (DE) in the Westerville Central High School Auditorium. The PSEO/Dual Enrollment Program allows eligible Ohio high school students to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and expose students to options beyond the high school classroom. Any high school student admitted to a course by an institution of higher education will be required to perform at the same level as the institution’s regular students. High schools continue to be responsible for providing a comprehensive and challenging college preparatory curriculum including advanced level courses. College courses should either contribute to or supplement the broad academic preparation needed by high school students. Credit for highly-specialized-content college courses should not substitute for important, broader-content college-preparatory high school courses.
Students interested in PSEO/Dual Enrollment (which includes, but is not limited to, specialized programs such as the John Glenn Internship) must be accepted by the college/university they wish to attend and be seriously interested in pursuing course work not provided in the current high school curriculum. Each college/university has their own un-weighted GPA and standardized test minimums. College Counselors from Otterbein University, The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College will discuss student options on February 26th in the Westerville Central High School Auditorium. Students must complete and return Intent to Participate Forms by March 30th.
Student participants and their parents/guardians must be aware of the possible risks and consequences of taking part in the PSEO/Dual Enrollment Programs and the financial obligation to reimburse the district if a student fails or does not complete PSEO coursework.
Future Warrior Night
On, March 6, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. we will hold a Future Warrior Night for all of our incoming 9th grade students. This night is intended to provide an orientation to Westerville North High School for our families and students who will become a part of the WNHS family in the fall of 2013. We will have a brief meeting in the Auditorium followed by an expo in the commons. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Please mark your calendar.