• WFHS  RISING 9th Grade Information


     

    Welcome to the #WestFamily! We are so excited to have you with us next year! 

    This will be the site where you can find information about upcoming events as well as important dates for the upcoming months as you prepare your student for high school. 

     

    #IAmWestForsythWeAreFamily  

     

      

    #IAmWestForsythWeAreFamily

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    The WFHS Counseling Department will be visiting Vickery Creek MS and Liberty MS at the end of January and into February to conduct 9th grade mock scheduling sessions with your students. We will review a PowerPoint presentation discussing graduation requirements, pathways, and the procedure for selecting their courses. They will even have time to practice making their high school schedule!
     
    Please see your student's middle school counselors with any questions you may have
    A post card containing the registration timeline was provided to your student by their middle school counselors a few weeks ago
     
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    Rising 9th grader FAQ's
     
    Click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding registration, scheduling, and navigating the next few months leading up to 9th grade! 
     

    Click here to see a map of West Forsyth High School

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    Important dates 

    March 7- Freshman Festival!

    WFHS will be hosting our annual Freshmen Festival for incoming 9th graders (class of 2024) on Saturday, March 7 at West. During this festival, students and parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, learn about clubs and organizations at WFHS, and familiarize themselves with the building. We will also be holding parent meetings in the auditorium.

    The festival will be held from 9:30am-11:30am and parent meetings will be held at the times specified below:

    Last names A thru H- 8:30am-9:15am       Last names I-Z- 11:45am-12:15pm

     

    March 4- Portal Opens @ 8:00am

    This is when students will be able to make selections for their elective choices. REMEMBER TO PICK YOUR 3 ALTERNATES!

     

    March 9- RISING 9th grader Counselor Walk-In Day

    This day is for RISING 9th graders ONLY to meet with WFHS counselors to ask questions regarding scheduling. No appointment necessary! Just drop by and a counselor will be able to assist you (parents/teachers will see the first available counselor, who may not be your student's assigned counselor)

     

    March 11- Portal Closes @ 4:00pm

    ALL elective selections must be entered into the Portal by 4:00pm on this day!

     

    March 16- Waiver Form is posted/available on WFHS website

    Your student's 2019-2020 teachers will be making recommendations for 2020-2021 academic courses. If you/your student wishes to waive into a higher or lower level version of the course that was recommended, you will need to complete this waiver form for consideration. The requests will be reviewed by the department heads and decisions will be made.

    Please note: not every course waiver request will be approved

    **IF YOUR STUDENT REQUESTS TO WAIVE INTO A COURSE, WE CANNOT/WILL NOT REMOVE THEM AT A FUTURE DATE**

     

    March 23- Waivers close/are no longer available for submission online

     

    April 15, 16, 17Final course request verification

    On these three days, the portal will be open for VIEWING ONLY to review course requests that have been made.

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    Important documents

     

    Instructions for adding course requests on the portal

    2020-2021 9th grade course offerings

    Step by Step narrated video for registration (shown to students on 3/4/2020)

    Course Waiver Form- CLOSED
    *NOTE: Waiver form link will only be available from March 16 at 8:00am to March 23 at 4:00pm*
     

     
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    ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
    (SUMMER 2020, FALL 2020, SPRING 2021)
     
    **PLEASE NOTE: Forsyth Virtual Academy is the PREFERED platform for online course completion**
     
    Summer 2020 Registration (Forsyth Virtual Academy)
     
    The registration portal is now open! Deadline to register: May 29, 2020

    How to Register for FVA Summer 2020 (Quick Reference Guide)

    Important Information (FAQs) about FVA Summer 2020

    *Please note: these courses are SELF-PAY*

     

    Summer 2020 Registration (GAVS)

    The registration portal opens March 15! Deadline to begin class: June 8, 2020

    Discuss your desire to take a virtual course with your counselor - you will need their approval before completing the application.  

    Complete the Forsyth County Online Course Application using the new Virtual Registration Portal (this form is also available in ClassLink)

    Your parent/guardian will receive an email notification of your GAVS request.  They do not need to respond to the email - it is just sent as confirmation of your request. 

    Go to https://gavs.gavirtualschool.org/GAVSRegWeb/ , create an account, and add the requested course(s) to your backpack.

    A = 1st semester course

    AB = yearlong course

    B = 2nd semester course

    Once your request has been approved by your counselor and the county office, the WFHS GAVS facilitator will approve the course on the GAVS website. 

    Please be sure to complete the orientation course by the deadline.

    *Please note: these courses are SELF-PAY*

     

     

    Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Registration (Forsyth Virtual Academy)

    Discuss your desire to take a virtual course with your counselor- you will need their approval before completing the application.

    Access the Virtual Registration Portal  and choose the course(s) you would like to take virtually.

    If approved, the student's request is moved to the registration queue and the student will be entered into the appropriate virtual course. 

    Important Information (FAQs) about FVA ’20-’21

     

    Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Registration (GAVS)

    Deadline to register is July 27, 2020

    Discuss your desire to take a virtual course with your counselor - you will need their approval before completing the application.

    Complete the Forsyth County Online Course Application using the new Virtual Registration Portal (the form is also available in ClassLink)

    Your parent/guardian will receive an email notification of your GAVS request.  They do not need to respond to the email - it is just sent as confirmation of your request. 

    Go to https://gavs.gavirtualschool.org/GAVSRegWeb/ , create an account, and add the requested course to your backpack.

    A = 1st semester course

    AB = yearlong course

    B = 2nd semester course

    Once your request has been approved by your counselor and the county office, the WFHS GAVS facilitator will approve the course on the GAVS website.  

    Please be sure to complete the orientation course by the deadline. 

     

     

     

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Last Modified on April 1, 2020