Here is the Comprehensive WCPSS Program Planning Guide. Each School may have different courses for a lot of different reasons. Use the Program Planning Guide as your resource for Course descriptions, graduation requirements, and county policies.
Here is the Cary High School 9th Grade Course Selection Sheet. This should be used with the guidance of your 8th grade School Counselor to aid in the course selection process.
Here is the Cary High School Course Selection Workbook. Although this workbook has all of Cary HS Course Offerings, it is best used for upperclassmen. Rising 9th graders should use the 9th grade specific worksheet for course selection but might use this guide to think forward for the next few years.
9th and 10th graders register for classes during 2nd period. This process takes a little over one month. Check the schedule to see when you register. Keep your yellow folder for that session.
Health Science II
Early Childhood Education
Yearbook (Part I online)
Teacher Cadet/Cadet Honors
Interested in the Culinary Academy? Now, no longer an application process, students in Foods I or II can get a teacher recommendation to join the Culinary Program as a rising Junior. If you are not a rising Junior or you did not have the opportunity to take the Foods I course, speak with Chef Whitesides.
Wake County Program Planning Guide: Link
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Check the classroom schedule here
You can submit your course selections in an email to your counselor if
-You are a 9th or 10th grader
-Juniors request a conference email your counselor
- You did not previously submit your registration on paper earlier in March.
It is pretty simplistic. Please use the resources available to choose your classes and email 8 primary courses and 3 alternates to your counselor today. Make sure you enter your core classes and do not duplicate.
Things covered in Junior Conferences:
- Check credits
- Check course selections for next school year
- Discuss future plans (career, 2-yr college, 4-yr, military, etc.)
- Preparation for 4-year college applications
- Check each colleges’ admissions deadlines. If you have specific questions about when to apply, it never hurts to contact the college’s admissions office and speak with an admissions advisor.
- During spring and summer, juniors can do a few things to save some time for senior year:
- Admissions testing. Check with College Board and ACT about testing schedule updates. It is recommended to take at least one these tests twice to improve your chances of earning a higher score.
- Contact prospective teacher recommenders before summer break. Many colleges will request at least one teacher recommendation.
- Create a resume. List activities from high school (jobs, clubs, sports, community service, religious activities, leadership, etc.). Include a list of honors/awards. For each activity, indicate the grade level(s).
- Work on a general essay for college admissions (personal statement). Usually the Common App releases their essay question(s) in early summer.
- Create a cfnc.org account. Access free admissions test prep, career and interest inventories, and lots of other planning resources. Seniors will use this account to send transcripts to NC colleges.
- Scholarships-See Junior Information Handout for more information.
- Additional college and career websites - Helpful Websites Handout