Northview High School Course Catalog
Look through the course catalog to determine what classes Northview offers and what prerequisites are needed. Link to the 2019-2020 Course Catalog on the Northviewhigh.com web site. Link to the 2020-2021 Course Catalog in Microsoft Word.
REGISTRATION GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION 2020 – 2021
Please use the 2020–2021 Course Catalog posted above to select your classes for next school year. You are responsible for researching the course selections that interest you.
February 5, 2020 - You will receive registration information in homeroom along with your first course verification. Your current teachers have recommended you for classes based on your first semester grades. You should read the online curriculum guide and select elective courses for next year. Please speak with each of your teachers about your academic placements for the 2020–2021 school year. This is your opportunity to ask questions and to choose classes.
Advanced Placement Night – Students interested in taking an AP course are encouraged to attend. Attendance is not mandatory. If you are interested in an AP course, but currently do not have the grade requirement, you should attend to learn more about the rigors of the course. In order to waiver into an AP course you must submit a waiver by April 17th. All AP Commitment Contracts for certain elective AP courses and applications for certain elective courses (yearbook, literary magazine, newspaper, mentorship, and CBE) are due on February 11th. A transcript must be attached to each elective AP Commitment Contract. If you are unable to attend AP night, you may access the elective AP Commitment Contracts online and submit it by the deadline. Current teachers will be recommending students for all AP courses. However, some courses may require a commitment contract if you do not have a recommending teacher, or you are doubling up in a content area.
February 5, 2020 - You will receive your first course verification with your academic courses listed. It is your responsibility to choose electives and alternates and to list them clearly on the registration form. You must fill out the form completely and enter electives/alternates in each space provided regardless of your certainty that you will receive your top choices. Failure to choose alternates will result in your counselor choosing electives for you. All
online course requests must be submitted by May 1st. Blue online forms are available in the counseling office.
February 11th - You will return your course verification (including electives and alternates chosen) in homeroom. The form MUST be signed by you and your parent/guardian and returned to your homeroom teacher.
February 26th - You will receive a second course verification form in homeroom with your 2020-2021 academic classes and top-choice electives listed. This is your opportunity to make any necessary changes to electives and on-level academic courses only. Changes to academic courses require subject-area teacher signature on the form.
February 28th - You will return the signed verification form (with any changes) in homeroom.
April 13th– Course waiver forms available to students in the counseling office from 4/13 – 4/17. 12 week progress reports available in Campus Portal on 4/13/20. Grade requirement for course waiver form based on 12 week progress report. All waivers must have a 12 week progress report attached to be considered. Students may only waiver into two courses maximum. ***If more than two requests are submitted, NO waivers will be processed.
May 1st – All online request forms must be submitted by May 1st. Students must submit and register for all online course requests by May 1st. Late submissions will not be approved. May 1st is the deadline for all SUMMER, FALL, and SPRING online requests.
April 24th – May 27th - Schedule changes will be made for students during the waiver window. This is your FINAL opportunity to adjust the level of the classes for which you have registered. Now is the time to speak with your teachers and counselor about YOUR schedule. Your elective course selection does not guarantee your enrollment in a specific course. Any elective course may be used to complete the final schedule if necessary. You cannot wait until orientation in August, to choose your electives, or make changes to electives you have already chosen.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SELECT YOUR ELECTIVES FOR THE 20 -21 SCHOOL YEAR IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT A VERIFICATION FORM OR IF YOU RETURN AN INCOMPLETE FORM.
***Some AP and honors courses have summer work/reading that is due upon return to school. It is your responsibility to know which classes have assignments. Schedules will not be changed because a summer assignment was not completed.
NO SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER May 27, 2020
For more information on online classes and summer school, go to our web page Online Classes and Summer School for that information.
AP COURSE PROCESS
This year the AP placement process has changed. There are no AP Commitment Contracts for core classes. Current teachers of core classes (math, science, language arts, and select social studies) will make all placement recommendations for the next level AP course in their content area. If you are interested in doubling up in a certain content area you must let your current teacher know to place you in two AP courses. For example, if you are interested in taking AP Biology and AP Environmental Science, you would need to let your current science teacher know. Teachers will be placing students based on our published prerequisite grades in the 2020-2021 curriculum guide. Please reference the curriculum guide posted above if you have any questions.
If you currently do not have the prerequisite grade for your desired AP course, you must submit a course waiver by April 17th. All waivers will be reviewed, and students meeting the prerequisite grade at the 12 week mark will be placed provided there are seats available. A third review of all waivers will take place at the end of the school year once final grades are posted. All students meeting the prerequisite grade at the end of the school year will be placed provided there are seats available.
The following courses are considered electives and may require an AP Commitment Contract for placement if you are not currently enrolled in a course where a teacher can complete the recommendation.
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science A (if you are not currently enrolled in APCS Principles)
If you have any questions regarding the AP placement process please speak with your teacher or counselor prior to the January 30th deadline.
Math Progression Options:
Fulton County has published a math progression flow chart for Fulton County math. You can use this chart to understand how your math classes should progress. Please note that Northview does not offer Honors only classes. All Northview Honors classes are also accelerated, so if you are looking for an Honors track, follow the flow chart for Accelerated courses.