Cambridge High School
Course Registration Process and Timeline - 2018 - 2019
Core Subject Recommendation
Teachers of pre-requisite core courses (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages) are responsible for making appropriate course recommendations for the next school year. These recommendations will generate the First Course Verification Form that will be distributed to students (dates in next sections) who will then have an opportunity to review their teachers' recommendations and make any necessary changes. Students will receive two additional Course Verification Forms before the end of this school year, allowing them to update their course requests, if necessary, before the final deadline of May 24, 2018.
Students are encouraged to pursue an appropriately challenging course of study; however, they should keep in mind that the demands of college-prep, honors-level, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses vary. Students should consider their entire course load and aim for a balanced schedule by taking into account teacher recommendations, District placement guidelines, course load, extra-curricular commitments, interest level, after-school jobs, future goals, and other factors when signing up for honors-level and AP courses. Teachers, parents, and students are encouraged to use the matrix at the following link to provide additional guidance in making course selections. Students who receive two or more ratings of 1 or 2 are not strong candidates for honors or AP classes.
Cambridge Course Recommendation Guidelines
No student who meets the criteria outlined in the District placement guidelines should be prevented from taking a course, but this is only one criteria used to determine appropriate placement. District placement guidelines can be found at the link below.
Fulton County Schools Placement Guidelines
In determining placement for students who fall short of the criteria, overall aptitude demonstrated by evidence from past performance and teacher feedback should be considered, always bearing in mind what is in the best interests of the student.
After considering teacher recommendations and the guidance charts, parents may sign a waiver for placement in an accelerated, honors, or Advanced Placement course if a student does not meet the District placement guidelines.
Additional resources regarding the course selection process, including the 2018 – 2019 Cambridge High School Curriculum Guide can be found below.
First Course Verification Form
January 29 & February 7
On January 29 students currently at CHS in grades 9, 10, and 11, and students currently at Hopewell Middle School and Northwestern Middle School who will be attending CHS next year will receive a course verification form. The form lists the core subject courses that their teachers have recommended. A student may change his/her teacher recommendation by following directions on the verification form. Also on the verification form, students will write in their elective requests and indicate which courses, if any, they would like to take online.
On February 7, CHS students will return the first verification form to their second period teachers. Current Hopewell and Northwestern Middle School students will return their forms to their respective schools. This is the first of three verification forms students will receive that will give them the opportunity to make changes to their course requests.
Dual Enrollment Night
6:30 pm CHS auditorium
This is an information session regarding updated dual enrollment processes and instructions, for Fall 2018 classes. Cambridge High School counseling staff and dual enrollment college representatives will be present during this session.
Special Programs Night
6:30 pm CHS classrooms
This event is designed to help students determine their readiness for Advanced Placement (AP) classes and their interest in a number of elective courses.
Students interested in taking AP courses, honors level world language, visual arts, performing arts, and/or Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are invited to attend this informational event. Parents are welcome as well. A brief opening informational video will be broadcast in classrooms, followed by break-out sessions. Students and parents will have an opportunity to attend as many as four different sessions to hear teachers discuss their programs/courses. More information regarding the evening's schedule will be forthcoming.
Second Course Verification Form
Students will receive 2nd and 3rd course verification forms that list all of their requests (core courses and electives). Students will have an opportunity to make changes to their requests on these forms.
Middle School Visits
Middle school students zoned for Cambridge will take a "field trip" with their respective schools to tour Cambridge; meet administrators, counselors, and teachers; and visit some special elective classrooms. Students zoned for Cambridge who are not currently attending either Northwestern Middle School or Hopewell Middle School are encouraged to attend, and these students should contact the Cambridge Guidance Office for specific information: 470-254-2517.
Third Course Verification Form
Final Course Change Deadline
No changes to course requests will be honored after this date.