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Advisement

This page contains resources to help you with advisement, registration, and planning for high school and beyond. If you need further assistance, please contact your counselor to make an appointment for advisement.

Course Selection Process

Counselors will provide information about the course selection process, class choices, and graduation plans through classroom guidance. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their student and their student’s counselor to fill out the course request sheet. Students are reminded that some course offerings are tentative and dependent upon sufficient enrollment. Salem and RCA will work together to try and meet all course requests. Sometimes it not possible to get the exact course selected. It is extremely important, therefore, that alternate course choices be listed for elective course on the registration sheet.

STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE MASTER SCHEDULE IS BUILT, AND ADJUSTMENTS ARE MADE, BASED ON COURSE REQUEST. PLEASE MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS CAREFULLY.

Schedule Change Policy

Students and parents meet individually to determine courses for the following year. With the assistance of counselors, students have the opportunity to choose their own classes as well as alternate electives. Once the new school year begins, schedule changes will be made only for the following reasons:

  1. A student is placed in a course in error.
  2. A student fails a required course, making a schedule change necessary for graduation.
  3. Additional credit was earned during the summer, making a schedule adjustment necessary.
  4. A student is placed in a course and has not passed a pre-requisite course.
  5. A level change (moving from honors to regular) may be made only if the student has demonstrated an effort to do well in the class. (Participating in class, asking questions, attending tutorials) and with approval from the principal.

RCPS Graduation Requirements

Language Arts

1 unit 9th Grade Lit./Comp.
1 unit 10th Grade Lit/Comp.
1 unit American Lit./Comp.
1 unit 12th Grade Lit/Comp

AP or dual enrollment can be substituted.

Mathematics

1 unit Coordinate Algebra,
1 unit Analytic Geometry,
1 unit Advanced Algebra,
1 unit Advanced Mathematical Decision Making
or I unit CCGPS Pre-Calculus

Each required course may be satisfied by an accelerated, AP, or dual enrollment course equivalent.

Science

1 unit Biology,
1 unit Physical Science or Physics,
1 unit Chemistry or Environmental Science,
1 unit any 4th Science

Any AP course or dual enrollment can be substituted.

Social Studies

1 unit Government,
1 unit World History,
1 unit U.S. History,
1 unit Economics

AP or dual enrollment can be substituted

Health/Safety
Physical Education

1/2 unit Health
1/2 unit Personal Fitness

 

 

CTAE
Fine Arts
Foreign Lang

3 Units - Pathway

 

Electives

4 units

 

Total

24 units

 


Students planning to attend a college or university must take a minimum of two years of the same foreign language to meet admission requirements.

Georgia’s Pathways allow students to choose an area of interest in high school. Students will take classes for three years in their pathway. These classes will allow students to see the connection to career possibilities and what they are learning in the classroom.

Advisement Links

Course Selection Guide

Forms and Worksheets