Dear Parents & Guardians:
of SciTech High currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be selecting
their courses for the 2013-2014 school year. From April 22nd through
April 29th, you will then have an opportunity to log
onto Home Access Center (external) to review your student’s course
selections and to discuss with him/her any changes you may feel are
important for your student’s career goals after college.
to our efforts here at SciTech High is the emphasis on rigor,
relevance, and relationships, and our program of study has been
developed for students to achieve mastery in core competencies as well
as to broaden and enrich their understanding in those areas. To that
end, as you review your student’s course selections, please keep in mind
that it is our goal to raise the bar for our students, to challenge
them as learners and to broaden their exposure to various fields of
thought and study. In keeping with our STEM focus here at SciTech, we
will also be scheduling our students into a fourth year of science in
addition to the district-mandated four years of English and mathematics.
regard to electives, students should be choosing alternates for their
electives courses as there is no guarantee an elective offering will be
run or if it will fit into a student’s schedule based on his/her core
subject area needs and/or when those courses are being offered.
all schedules will be reviewed by Ms. Rossi, Guidance Counselor, to
insure that students have the necessary prerequisites and are taking the
courses necessary to remain on track for graduation.
review the Course Catalog (accessed via the link to the left) and the
‘how to’ video (accessed by going to the ‘Sign In’ link at the top right
of the screen and signing in using your Home Access ID). Reviewing
the Course Catalog and viewing the video first will make it easier for
you to begin your dialogue with your student about his/her course
Yours in service,
Maquel Snyder-Groom, Principal