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2023-24 Course Selection

Course Selection is NOT first come, first serve. All students that fill out a card and enter their course selections in Skyward will receive equal priority. Teacher staffing decisions are made based on these requests, so please choose classes that you can live with. It is difficult to make class changes once schedules have been made.

If there are families in your neighborhood who currently attend charter or private schools, but plan to attend Elk Ridge next year, please share this information with them. 

Current 6th Grade Students and parents are invited to attend our Course Selection night, Tuesday, January 24th to receive and fill out your course selection cards for 7th grade. We will hold two sessions: 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Come to whichever session works best with your schedule. We will also be hosting an immunization clinic that night to help your student be prepared to enter 7th grade.

Current 7th and 8th Grade Students Course selection cards will be distributed on January 20th in class. Students and parents should look over the cards together and note the classes they would like to see in their schedules. Cards must be returned to school the following Monday. Students will be inputting their choices while in class on Monday, January 23rd (current 8th Graders) or Thursday, January 26th (current 7th Grader) with the use of the selections you have marked on their cards. On those dates, our counselors will be in Science classes with students to help them enter the requests into Skyward.

If you miss getting your course selection card on the 20th or miss the course selection days at school, we still need you to complete a course selection card so that we can try to create a schedule for you with your choices in mind. Your card can be picked up in the counseling center. We will call students down from class on Friday, January 27th who missed doing course selection in Science class on the above dates. If we do not receive a course selection card for you a generic schedule will be created for you based on available classes.

You can download a copy of the registration card here if you want to get started now. NOTE: Grade levels are what you will be NEXT year, not what you are now.

If you need instructions for filling out the cards, you can view this slideshow (The dates in the slideshow are incorrect, but it is the same basic process current 7th and 8th grade students will follow). If you want a pdf version, you can access that here. This is the same information that will be presented to students on January 20th 

Incoming 7th Grade Course Selection Night, January 24th

We'll provide much of the information you'll need here, but please join us in-person on January 24th for an overview of the process, to meet with teachers and learn about class options, and get any other questions or information you want or need for next year.

We will hold two sessions on January 24th: One at 5:30 pm and one at 7:00 pm. Come to whichever session fits your schedule. Information specific to students in ALPS or Dual-Language Immersion programs will occur at that time.

Option for Virtual Learning

Jordan School District is pleased to continue offering virtual instruction through Kelsey Peak Middle School (Grades 7-8) and Kings Peak High School (Grades 9-12). This can be for students taking all or some of their classes in a virtual format. If you would like to explore this option, please visit connect.jordandistrict.org.

Requirement & Electives

 

Honors Classes

Math and Language Arts courses both offer an Honors option. In the past we have had an application, but this year we will allow students and parents to choose to be placed in an Honors class without an application if they choose. Please be aware that Honors classes require a higher level of work and excellent classroom behavior and citizenship. If you have a question about what would be appropriate for your student, your student’s 6th grade teacher may advise on which class your student is best prepared for. 

7th Grade Math Classes

 Exceptional math students may take a placement test to see if enrolling in Math 8 Honors would be appropriate. This is usually only about 3-5% of the students. 

  • Tests will be administered at Eastlake, Elk Meadows, Jordan Hills, Terra Linda, and Welby in the spring -dates to be determined. 
  • If your student would like to test, but does not attend one of the schools listed above, they can be tested at Elk Ridge on April 14, 2023 @2:30pm. Please check in at the main office.

The test will last approximately one hour. Results will be available in the fall when schedules are finalized. 

Students can otherwise self-select which class between 7th Math or 7th Math Honors they feel they would best fit into.

Required Immunizations (7th Grade)

All incoming 7th graders will need to have had a Tdap vaccine, a second dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine. Although the Covid-19 vaccine is not required, it is recommended that students also be vaccinated for Covid-19.

Updated documentation of all required immunizations or an updated exemption waiver/certificate for your student must be turned in to the Counseling Center before August. If your student has had all required immunizations, or you are claiming an exemption, you may mail a copy to us or bring a copy to the main office at Elk Ridge. Alternatively, you can send a copy to our registrar.

Please do not delay in having these immunizations administered as it is a State of Utah requirement, Section 53A-11-303, and is necessary for students to be able to attend school. If you are claiming an exemption for vaccines that are required for school entry, contact the registrar for instructions.

We're Here to Help

The course selection/pre-registration process is a crucial step in getting set up for the coming school year, and we want to help you navigate the process. Please reach out to our counseling team with any questions or suggestions.

Mrs. Alishia Huefner (last names A-C)

Ms. Camille Francis (last names D-J)

Mrs. Jessica Otero (last names K-Q)

Mr. Paul Bennett (last names R-Z)

Counseling Center Phone: 801-412-2800 (option 2)