A Message from Principal Jepson,
The high school years provide you an opportunity to develop a framework for your future. Whether you choose college, the military or the workforce, the information contained in this Course Selection Guide will help you make the right decisions regarding your academic needs and interests. What are your strengths and challenges? What are your likes and dislikes? What are your goals and aspirations? You are encouraged to map out a four-year plan and give careful thought to your choices – the ability to select your own courses and plan for the future becomes all the more critical. Your final selection of courses should represent a challenging but realistic program of studies that prepares you to achieve your goals.
This course guide contains lots of information, including graduation requirements, course descriptions and a four-year academic planning guide. You will notice that some courses have both “credits” and “Units of Proficiency”. This is because we are in transition from a credit-based system to one which requires that students meet standards in the four core content areas. Your teachers will help guide you and may recommend a particular course for you. Don’t hesitate to ask for guidance! Your school counselor will also help you. Ultimately it is your decision to make and your work ethic and focused attention that will ensure your success.
The PHS faculty works diligently to design interesting, rigorous, and content-rich courses and wants each of you to find success within and beyond the PHS walls. Try something new! A new Art offering? A new music class? Current Events?
Academics are a large part of your preparation for future challenges, but keep in mind that strong civic and social commitments round out your high school experiences. Consider trying something new: an internship, an Extended Learning Opportunity, a dual enrollment course. Explore. Take advantage of the numerous opportunities available to you. Take up the challenge! Get involved!
With Infinite Campus, you will select your classes online. Collaborate with your parents, teachers and counselors in devising a four-year plan. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.
Select the appropriate courses and do what is necessary to prepare for your future!