Course Selection Process


NOTE: If you were unable to attend the EPHS Course Selection Parent Night on Jan. 12, 2021, no worries! You can see the slide presentation and view the virtual event at the following links:

► 2021-22 EPHS Course Selection Parent Night | Slide Presentation
2021-22 EPHS Course Selection Parent Night | Video Recording


Elmwood Park High School administration and faculty are committed to working with our families so that students have the opportunity to take the most challenging and rewarding courses in line with their interests, goals and strengths.

The table below provides an outline of the course selection process for 2021-22. The timeline and steps have been designed to ensure that all students have adequate time and input to choose the classes that are best for them.

In addition, videos about student electives are available at the following links:

Student Elective Videos for Current Freshmen (Class of 2024)
Student Elective Videos for Current Sophomores (Class of 2023)
Student Elective Videos for Current Juniors (Class of 2022)

Please note that careful selection of courses is important. Staffing decisions are made and schedules are built based on initial student course requests.


Timeline for Selecting 2021-22 EPHS Courses


Dec. 7-10, 2020

Surveys (Freshmen-Juniors) & Presentations (Freshmen)

  • Students currently in 9th, 10th & 11th grades take career and course interest surveys during SEL periods

  • Counselors begin to visit freshman English classes to explain the course request process

Dec. 14-18, 2020

Videos (Freshmen-Juniors) & Counselor Meetings (Freshmen)

Jan. 4-8, 2021

Counselor Meetings (Freshmen continued)

  • Counselors continue to meet with current freshmen individually to discuss schedules and enter course requests as needed

Jan. 11-22, 2021
 

Counselor Meetings (Juniors)

  • Counselors meet with current juniors individually to discuss schedules and enter course requests.

Jan. 25, 2021 to Feb. 5, 2021

Counselor Meetings (Sophomores)

  • Counselors meet with current sophomores individually to discuss schedules and enter course requests.

Feb. 12, 2021

Deadline (Freshmen-Juniors)

  • Deadline for any course request changes

Other Information Related to Course Selection


In addition to the timeline described above, students and parents should be aware of the following general rules, procedures and information relevant to EPHS course selection.