Scheduling for 2021-2022 School Year begins in March


Emily Hanes

Assistant Principal Mr. Scaife at his desk.

Emily Hanes, Staff Writer

The high school guidance counselors are working together to start the scheduling for the 2021-2022 school year. As of now Mr. Scaife, Mrs. Fletcher, and Dr. Spaid are all targeting to start scheduling student’s the first of March. They will be starting with the class of 2022, working their way down with each student individually to ensure they build a schedule that works for them.

Mr. Scaife states: “I would like the student body to know that this process was redesigned to give them a bigger stake in the scheduling process, so please take time to thoughtfully choose classes for the 2021-2022 school year.

The difference this year will be the personal interaction with the guidance counselors. Mr. Scaife added that this method was going to be used last year but due to COVID-19 they were not able to. Each student will sit down for a one-on-one in their guidance counselor’s office. The counselors will help the student make decisions based on their career pathway but want to make sure the student’s choice will be a major factor in this process.

There is a new class being added next year, an Earth and Space Science class as an option for the CCCTC Career Pathway students.

Dr. Spaid states: “I have done scheduling for 14 years and the way we are doing it this year is great. I have always felt that the students should have their schedules when they leave for the summer.  It will be good to give students the opportunity to pick their classes – especially their electives and to actually build the schedule instead of letting the computer do the schedule.  I am really looking forward to working on the schedules and I begin with the rising seniors on March 1.”

Mrs. Fletcher also added: “I am really looking forward to being able to meet with the 9th and 10th grade students.  I have worked with these two grade levels since they were in 3rd and 4th grade.  I consider that a huge bonus for me.  It is helpful to know some background of the students when helping them choose which pathway they would like to travel for their high school academic experience.”

The goal is to let students know what classes they will have before they leave in June for summer vacation.