General Information for the Class of 2024

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If you were not able to attend our Choice Night/Freshmen Are Fantastic event, please use the information below to register for your courses.

If you would like access to the presentation the PCHS Counseling Department gave as a part of our Freshmen Are Fantastic event, please select one of the following: Google Slides | Presentation in .pdf Format

Course Selection 

If you have not completed your Course Selection for the 2020-2021 school year, please e-mail Kelley Stewart, counselor for the Class of 2024, at Kelley.Stewart@asd20.org

Ms. Stewart will respond as soon as she is able; however, please remember she has 450 seniors that her priority until May 26th. Thank you for your understanding!

Course Selection Guidelines 

1) Discuss as a Family: Please discuss class choices as a family and make sure you and your student are in agreement with the courses selected for the next school year.  

2) Discuss with Teachers: We also encourage your student to discuss course selection with his/her current core class teacher if they have questions regarding placement.  

3) Select Carefully: Choose ALL classes with care, keeping in mind balance. 

Every class = 30 min/1 hour of homework

Every H/AP course = 1.5/2 hours of homework per night!


4) Schedule Changes: Keep in mind that schedule changes will only be made for the following reasons: Academic misplacement; Challenge by choice; Add a course needed for graduation; Drop a course when pre-reqs have not been met; Add/change partial absences; Empty blocks in schedules.

What courses do I select?

The Pine Creek Course Guide includes a flow chart for each subject in alpha order by discipline, a description of each class, and course fees and prerequisites. See further details below.   

When making your course selections, please include:

English (2 credits): Please choose either Freshman Literature and Comp OR Honors Freshman Literature and Comp (See page 31 in the course guide)

Math (2 credits): Year-Long Class (See page 37 in course guide

* Math course requests may be changed based on state testing results. 

* NOTE:  Linear Algebra is NOT Algebra 1 and does NOT meet state/district graduation requirements.

Health (1 credit): Please choose either Health and Wellness OR Global Health and Wellness (Online).

Physical Education (1 credit): Please choose either Intro to PE OR Fitness Through Dance.

Science (2 credits):Please choose either Biology OR Honors Biology (See page 53 in course guide)

Social Science (2 credits): Please choose either World Regional Geography OR Honors World History OR AP Human Geography (See page 59 in course guide)

World Language (2 credits): See page 65 in course guide.

Electives (4 credits): 

      • A combination of either two year-long classes or four semester long classes. 
      • Note: Every freshman will automatically be placed in 1 semester of study hall AND 1 semester of Technology for Education. If you would like to have 2 semesters of study hall, please write study hall as one of your elective choices.

Alternates: Please choose alternate classes in the case we are unable to schedule your first choice electives.