REGISTRATION FORMS

COURSE CATALOG

KEY REMINDERS

  • MAY 1: Deadline to turn in your registration forms! 

  • Registration form MUST be signed by STUDENT & PARENT.

  • Best option is to email your signed form to your counselor. 

  • Pro Tip: Email a copy to your homeroom teacher, as well. 

  • Choose alternates you actually would want to take! 

TURN IN FORMS WHERE?

Completed and signed form(s) may be emailed to the appropriate person listed below by scanning the form(s) or taking a picture and attaching it to an email:

For 9th - 11th graders: Students whose last name starts with

All 8th graders: Valorie Jacobson valorie.jacobson@esd-15.org

Paper copies can be turned in to the Library Drop Box/AMI Return Work box in front of EHS.

EXCEPTIONS

College Algebra/Trig is not an option for math classes for next year. It is still listed at the top of page 8 of the course catalog. The only concurrent math class that will be offered is College Algebra and it will be in the spring semester. Students who would like to take Concurrent College Algebra need to choose the Advanced Topics & Modeling in Math/College Algebra option.

EHS REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

CURRENT 9TH-11TH GRADERS

It is time to register for next year’s classes! Normally, we would schedule a time for you and your parents to meet with your Homeroom Teacher on CATS Conference Day to register, ask questions, and seek input in planning your schedule based on your current credits. We all know that nothing is happening as it normally would right now! So, how are we going to get you registered and provide that planning support when we cannot have CATS? 

Each Homeroom Teacher is planning a group Google Meet or a Zoom with his/her homeroom. The teacher will go over a host of reminders and pointers that are pertinent to everyone. The teachers will also answer questions from the group attendees. If you would also like to have a private Google Meet or Zoom with your teacher and your parent or guardian, just ask your teacher to schedule one. You can also email your counselor for support.

CURRENT 8TH GRADERS

It is time to register for next year’s classes! Normally, Barton would schedule a time for you and your parents to meet with your first-period teacher on Kittens Conference Day to register, ask questions, and seek input in planning your schedule based on your current credits. We all know that nothing is happening as it normally would right now! So, how are we going to get you registered and provide that planning support when we cannot have Kittens? I emailed the registration forms and the course catalog to the school email of each 8th grader. The printed forms and catalogs are also in a filing cabinet on the front porch of Barton and at EHS. Your Career Development teachers are available to help you with this process.

A FEW KEY POINTS ABOUT REGISTRATION:

  • Registration forms are used not only to create your individual schedule, but the total numbers requested for each class are what is used to create the master schedule. For example, if only 15 students request Arkansas History, then I would only schedule one period of Arkansas History. However, if 28 students requested it, I would schedule two periods. Another example might be, out of 360 10th graders if 150 students request Pre-AP English, I would probably schedule 7 sections of Pre-AP and 11 sections of regular English. If only 110 students requested Pre-AP, I would probably schedule five sections of Pre-AP. Your registration forms drive the master schedule.

  • Because registration forms are used to create the master schedule, we need students to make informed decisions about what classes they want to take. Once the master schedule is set, I will not make many schedule change requests because there won’t be a lot of wiggle room.

  • Make sure your elective alternates are classes you really want to take in case your first choices are not available. If you put it on your registration form, and you are placed in the class, a schedule change request will not likely be approved. If you do not put electives, we will choose them for you and I will be even less likely to approve a schedule change request.

  • Students who do not turn in a registration form will have one made for them by the counselors. Once school starts, any schedule change requests will be denied.

  • Returned registration forms must be signed by you and your parent or guardian.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Registration Form - Print out the one sent through email or stop by EHS to pick one up. The form is for next year, so 11th graders pick up a 12th form, 10th graders an 11th grade form, etc.

  • Course Catalog - Digital form included in the email, but a paper copy will be available on the EHS front porch also. Look for the filing cabinet labeled Registration.

  • Credits Earned/Transcript - This is available in several forms: 1) through HAC, 2) in Xello’s Course Planner, and 3) digital 4-year plan in your Google Drive.

  • South Ark Technical Center and Concurrent Credit Information/Application - These items are only needed for those students who plan to enroll in one of the programs offered by SouthArk. Just signing up for the course on the registration form does not enroll you with SouthArk. Counselors will not enter the course request without these completed forms.

TIMELINE:

  • Monday, April 27 - Registration forms and course catalogs go out through email and paper copies will be available on the front porch of EHS for 9th - 11th grade. 8th graders can pick a copy at Barton or at EHS.

  • During the week of April 27 - May 1, homeroom teachers will host a Google Meet to assist students and parents with questions they may have related to the registration process. Most homerooms have already prepared for this.

  • For eighth-graders, their Career Development teacher has prepared them. Counselors will also be available for questions.

  • Friday, May 1 - Completed and signed registration forms and SouthArk forms are due back to EHS. Paper copies can be dropped off in the Library Book Return/AMI return locked box on the EHS front porch. Signed scanned digital versions may be emailed to the student’s counselor. Pictures of signed forms may also be emailed to your counselor.

  • Emailing to your counselor is the BEST way to return completed and signed forms.

Current contact numbers will be very important this year. Do not forget them. Forms can be turned in anytime during the week.

Completed and signed form(s) may be emailed to the appropriate person listed below by scanning the form(s) or taking a picture and attaching it to an email:

Final Reminders: Student AND parent need to sign the registration form. Make sure the course number is correct for the course name written for electives and alternates. Alternates are important. Counselors often have to select one. Do not leave those lines blank. Pay attention to classes requiring prerequisites. If you have not taken a required prerequisite, do not sign up for that class. SouthArk forms, whether concurrent credit or technical center, should be returned with the registration form.

I hope you are all doing well during this time of social distancing. The faculty, staff, and I look forward to seeing you next year!

Sherry Hill