Let Yourself Bloom

Course Scheduling Process, 2017-2018 School Year

  • Although the first semester just ended, we are already looking ahead to next school year. With more than 400 students and nearly 40 teachers, the scheduling process is quite complex.  It has been said that students' schedules are only as good as the master schedule that is created.  Our goal is to accommodate as many course requests for our students as possible.  Please find the tentative course scheduling process timeline below.  Feel free to contact Melissa Day at 570.784.6100 if you have additional questions regarding the process. 

    • Program of Studies review by department heads and guidance counselors from November-December, 2016.
    • Board Approval of 2017-2018 Program of Studies on January 16, 2017.
    • Updated Program of Studies available on school website on January 18, 2017.
    • Discussion of scheduling timeline and process at the Parent Advisory Meeting on January 18, 2017 from 8:00am-9:30am in the high school. 
    • Online course requests accepted from February 1-13, 2017.
    • Scheduling process discussion for parents of eighth grade students on February 8, 2017 followed by time for parents of current high school students. 
    • Course request tallies shared with department chairpersons on February 14, 2017.
    • Departmental review of course requests on February 15, 2017.
    • Manual building of master schedule mid-February through end of March, 2017.
    • Student/parent review of course requests from March 13-20, 2017.
    • Faculty review of draft master schedule from March 27-March 30, 2017.
    • Multiple scheduling runs and revisions from April through May, 2017.
    • Anticipated schedule review for students in mid-May, 2017.