Course Registration Information

  • The 2017-2018 Registration Guide has been prepared to assist students in selecting courses for next year.
     
    Courses must be entered online by logging into Skyward Student Access.
     
     
    We offer a wide variety of diverse, challenging learning opportunities. Planning a high school program to meet your unique needs is a process involving many choices and decisions. Your success is important to us and the following suggestions may help you in this process:
    • Discuss your plans with parents, counselors, and teachers as they can provide valuable insight.
    • Select courses that will meet district and state graduation requirements as well as support future educational and career goals.
    • Participate in courses designed to satisfy current interests, curiosity, and the development of personal skills.
    • Employ as many resources within the school as necessary to assist you in planning an effective overall educational program.
    As part of our ongoing commitment to provide a high quality education, we expect students to:
    1. invest their best efforts in their academic and co-curricular activities;
    2. accept responsibility for their learning, decisions and actions;
    3. treat staff and each other with respect.
    We are proud and excited to have you as part of Wayzata High School!
     
    What if a student has a schedule question regarding their courses?
    Contact the Counseling Office at 763-745-6630 or 763-745-6631 to make an appointment with their counselor.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

  • The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program allows juniors and seniors in high school to take courses, full- or part-time, at liberal arts, community or technical colleges, universities, or non-profit degree granting trade schools for both high school and college credit. The program provides students with a greater variety of course offerings and the opportunity to pursue more challenging study. The tuition, fees and required textbooks are at no cost to students.
     
    Students should see their counselor during registration for detailed information on this program in early spring prior to the year they would enter the program. Students cannot accelerate graduation through PSEO. In some cases, coordinating calendars may present a difficult hurdle to overcome.
     
    The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program, also known as PSEO, was created in 1985 as a means to "promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students." Through PSEO, high school students receive both high school and college/university credit for college or university courses that are completed.
     
    The program is available to students throughout the state, and students from nearly every Minnesota public high school earn credits through PSEO from programs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Through PSEO, students may take courses on a college or university campus or, where available, at their high school. PSEO courses offered in high school are commonly called concurrent enrollment courses. To increase the likelihood of student success, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) has set the following standards for admission to PSEO (taken from the MnSCU website):
    • High school seniors must be in the upper one-half of their class or score at or above the 50th percentile on the ACT or SAT.
    • Juniors must be in the upper one-third of their class or score at or above the 70th percentile on a test, such as the ACT or SAT.
    • Sophomores may enroll in a career or technical education course at a MnSCU college or university if they have attained a passing score or met the 8th grade standard on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading and meet other course prerequisites or course enrollment standards established by the college. These standards include but are not limited to assessment test scores, program admission or other requirements.
    • If a sophomore receives a grade of C or better in the course, the student shall be allowed to take additional career or technical education courses in subsequent terms.
    • A student who first enrolls under this provision while in 10th grade and wishes to enroll in general education courses as an 11th or 12th grade student must take the system Assessment for Course Placement and achieve the required scores prior to enrollment.
    • Campuses may require eligible 10th grade PSEO students who wish to enroll in a career and technical course to meet with a college counselor or advisor.
    • Colleges and universities may admit students based on other documentation of ability to perform college-level work.

Schedule Change Information

  • During summer break, schedule changes can only be made during Back-to-Business Days. Phone calls and emails regarding schedule changes will not be accepted.
     
    To change their schedules once school starts, students must submit the "Schedule Change Request Form" to the Counseling Office during the first four days of the term. Students should then check Skyward/Family Access to see if the change was able to be made. If they do not see that a change has been made, they may check in with one of the counseling secretaries for more information. Please note that counselors will only be making schedule changes during the first four days of each term.
     
    The registration process that occurs each February determines section counts and teacher allocations; therefore, requests can only be made for the following reasons:
    1. The student does not have the prerequisite(s) for the class listed
    2. The student failed a class
    3. There is an obvious error (two classes scheduled at the same time)
    4. A class that is needed to graduate is not listed or was dropped from the schedule
    5. The schedule is unbalanced
    Due to the importance of keeping our class size as low as possible, changes cannot be accepted for the following reasons:
    • To request a specific teacher
    • To request a specific block
    • To have a class with a friend
    • To leave to attend a non-school sanctioned occupational activity
    • To have a specific lunch period
    Schedule Change Forms/Documents