All course recommendations are posted in the Campus Backpack found in your Infinite Campus portal (only available through a computer login, not the mobile app). Log into your portal and you will find the Campus Backpack in the “More” tab on the left.
Please see your Course Recommendations in planning your academic program for the next year. Further, a thoughtful contemplation and discussion with your school counselor often helps in clarifying your options and planning for the future. You can access the Program of Studies HERE.
The 10th grade course selection sheet can be found here: Course request Form for Incoming Grade 10 students
Please note the following:
- You do not have to take all the courses for which you were recommended. Generally, students take one course in each academic subject area. Choose honors and AP courses wisely, considering your schedule as a whole and activities in which you participate.
- You must have a teacher recommendation in order to sign up for an honors or AP-level course.
- If you would like to take an honors or AP course but were not recommended, you must complete the Course Override Form. Completed Override Forms are due to Department Heads February 28, 2020. Students should not wait to meet with their counselors before initiating the override form. Submission of an override form does not guarantee placement.
- We are unable to honor teacher requests.
- Students must register for a minimum of 33.5 credits and provide alternates as indicated below. English, World History, Math, and Biology are required.
- The maximum number of credits per semester is 20 and per year is 40. Students typically take between 33.5 and 36.5 credits per year.
The Importance of Listing Alternates:
If you do not list alternates, and the course you are requesting is not available, a choice may be made for you without your input.
Descriptions for all courses available at Weston High School
Click heading above to see the progression of courses for each department.
English: Recommendations for English 10 Honors are based on the average of grades for common assessments (major writing/tests taken by ALL students in current course).
History/Social Studies: For the 10th grade embedded Honors Modern World History class, students who were not recommended for honors will have a chance to change their course designation between College Prep and Honors after meeting with their teacher at the start of the school year; no override request is necessary.
Mathematics: Please see the Department Head for recommendations for AP Computer Science.
1) Language instruction is proficiency-based. Students are recommended for the next level if they earn a C+ or better in the Novice and Intermediate I courses (Latin I and II) or a B- or better in Intermediate II (Latin III). Students may repeat a course for credit if they are recommended to do so.
2) The designation of another language denotes that the student, due to excellent performance in the current language, might consider taking a second foreign language. Please note that this would have the student taking six academics instead of the recommended five and limits the student’s ability to take other electives.
Recommendation Criteria for Advanced Courses:
course minimum grade or other criteria note English 10 Honors Average of A- in English 9, based ONLY on average of grades for common assessments (major writing/tests taken by ALL students in current course) See rubric on Departmental Website for criteria English teachers use to determine recommendation. AP World History Recommendation of 9th grade World History teacher Honors Algebra II Recommendation from Honors Geometry teacher or A in CP Geometry, successful completion of Geometry Ext. Modules and recommendation of teacher. AP Computer Science Significant prior programming experience and recommendation of math department head Honors Biology A (95) in CP Physics based on assessments/major assignments BEFORE corrections or retakes; B (83) in Honors Physics overall grade No history of missing assignments