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2017-2018 Scheduling and Academic Planning for Potomac Falls High School

Important Information for Students and Parents of current Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors

 Scheduling for the 2017-2018 School Year will begin in late January with the Electives Fair held during Priroarities on January 19 followed by our Panther Prep Night in evening. Beginning the first week in February, students' will make their initial electives selections.  Thereafter, Counselors will meet with all students individually and will work on student plans to ensure they are on track to meet graduation requirements and future goals.  Teachers make recommendations for all core subject courses (Math, English, Social Studies, Science and World Language, if applicable) and students will begin to review their elective choices by reviewing the 2017-2018 Loudoun County Public Schools Program of Studies.  This publication is ONLY available online (with limited printed copies available in counseling) for all students and parents to review:

All scheduling will take place with counselors through Health and PE classes for 9th and 10th grade students and during English 11 blocks for juniors.

A core recommendation letter as well as initial course request letter will be sent home with 3rd quarter report cards.  Please ask your student to see their initial course selections.  The last date to request course changes is April 28, 2017.  The final report card mailed home in June will contain the final course requests. Please review all course requests carefully with your student.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your son or daughter's schedule for 2017-2018, please do not hesitate to contact your child's counselor.  The following links should also provide some helpful information for helping your student plan successfully for their future course selections:

Information about Early College Scholars and how to get credit for college while in high school 
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Applications and Information 
 Monroe Technology Center:  Freshman (for Intro to Health and Medical Sciences), Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors interested in applying to Monroe Technology Center programs should visit this website for more information, deadlines and an application. Please note the application process is completely on line this year.  If students want more information about how to apply to a program at Monroe Technology Center, they should make an appointment with their counselor:
  • Early Childhood Education 1, 2 (speak with Ms. Swinimer) - Application
  • Teacher Cadet (rising senior, must have a 3.0 GPA) (speak with Ms. Swinimer) - Application
  • Newspaper Journalism classes (speak with Ms. Bridges or someone in the English Department for Application
  • Photojournalism (Yearbook) (speak with Ms. Everett or someone in the English Department)