SHS Counselors’ Corner

Stephanie Keller, 9th grade Counselor

Dorothy Roberson, 10th grade Counselor

shs1Norma Cole, 11th grade Counselor
shs4Ashley Shields,12th grade Counselor

 Course Selection 2018-19

*Updates: April 7th is the deadline for all course requests for the 18-19 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 2018-19?

  • 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 2018


Honors Diploma for Class of 2017 and later

Mississippi Scholars Requirements


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