Course Selection at Lower Dauphin High School
Course Selection Meeting for 8th grade Parentswas held on January 23, 2020If you missed it: 2020 Parent PresentationLink to Career Video: Success in the New EconomyThis program is designed to introduce the overall course selection process at the high school and for parents to understand high school academic expectations. This program is also suitable for new families entering LDHS from a private or parochial school.
A student’s program of study is most important, and the selection of courses should be made only after careful planning and deliberation. Each student is encouraged to arrange a conference with his/her School Counselor in order to choose courses on the basis of his or her abilities, interests, academic achievement, and post-secondary school plans. With the help of counselors, teachers, and parents, students should choose a high school program consistent with the career goals and post-secondary objectives they have established.Students should consult the full version of the 20-21 COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE to read about classes available to them. This book is only available online. We also encourage students to plan their own programs of study by using a four-year planning form to look ahead from one year to the next:LDHS will be providing 8th grade students with a paper copy of the CAREER & COURSE PLANNING GUIDE to help create a more focused plan in moving students towards choosing classes based on their strengths, career, and post-secondary direction.Individual Counselor Presentations: