SHS Counselors’ Corner

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Norma Cole, 10th grade Counselor
Rising 11th Grade

nmcole@starkville.k12.ms.us
662.324.4130
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Dorothy Roberson, 9th grade Counselor
Rising 10th Grade
droberson@starkville.k12.ms.us
662.324.4130

 Sonum May, 12th grade Counselor
and Incoming 9th Grade

smay@starkville.k12.ms.us
662.324.4130

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Ashley Shields, 11th grade Counselor
Rising 12th Grade

ashields@starkville.k12.ms.us
662.324.4130

 Course Selection 2017-18

*Updates: April 7th is the deadline for all course requests for the 17-18 year. If you have not requested courses for this date, your courses will be selected for you. If you would like to request yourself, here are steps. 
*Updates: Incoming 9th Grade – Intro to Engineering vs. Computer Science details here 

What is the scheduling process at SHS for 2017-18?

  • Late February – Course materials are given to students by grade level. Course selection templates, course descriptions, and helpful charts can be found below to assist.
  • March 1 & 2 – SHS events held to provide more information for rising 9th graders and AP/Dual Credit students. Use this opportunity to speak to teachers and counselors with any questions. See more event details below.
  • March 6-9– 
    • Course requests for the 17-18 school year must be submitted online via PowerSchool by students/parents. This is a new process, and we will assist with in every way we can.  
    • Course Selection Nights are the first times parents/students may submit requests online.  Please attend your child’s grade level night in order to complete your child’s requests at the earliest possible time. If you are unable to attend, we will provide you necessary information to complete the process. See more event details below.
    • If you do not have a PowerSchool login, you may see Mrs. Sullivan at the front desk to obtain this information. 
    • You may also see resources and events below to help your child begin the process of selecting appropriate courses.
  • April 7th – Course requests must be submitted by this date. 
  • April-May– (Schedule development) Staffing resources are allocated based on student course requests. Once the master schedule is created, student schedules are created and verified prioritizing placing students in the exact courses requested and needed. Counselors work to address course conflicts. Teacher and period requests are simply not possible to process in this phase. 
  • July-August- Student schedules are finalized. Students who have high priority schedule issues like mistakes, completed summer courses, or insufficient graduation requirements will be prioritized for schedule adjustments. 

Course Selection Resources:

Course Guides & Descriptions

Course Selection information by grade level:

 


Seniors: Class of 2017


 

Honors Diploma for Class of 2017 and later

Mississippi Scholars Requirements

 

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