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2014-2015 Scheduling and Academic Planning for Potomac Falls High School

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

 Scheduling for the 2014-2015 School Year will begin in late January and February for students' initial 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 have begun to make recommendations for all core subject courses (Math, English, Social Studies, Science and Foreign Language, if applicable) and students will begin to review their elective choices by looking at the 2014-2015 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 Course Descriptions are also on our website just to the left of this introductory page. 

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

A core recommendation letter as well as initial course request letter will be sent home with 3rd quarter report cards (April 10).  Please ask your student to see their initial course selections.  The final report card mailed home on June 18 will contain the final course requests.  There can be no changes to these after Monday, June 23.  Please review all course requests carefully with your student.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your son or daughter's schedule for 2014-2015, 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.  If students want more information about how to apply to a program at Monroe Technology Center, they should make an appointment with their counselor:
 
Monroe Tech Application Due March 24 to your School Counselor!   
 
ELECTIVES AND PROGRAMS REQUIRING APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT:
  • Early Childhood Education 1, 2 (speak with Ms. Swinimer or Mrs. Rettle)
  • Teacher Cadet (rising senior, must have a 3.0 GPA) (speak with Mrs. Rettle) - 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)
  • Photojournalism Application! ! Due Friday Feb 21st to Ms. Everett

AT-A-GLANCE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS