Current Student Course Registration

Course Registration for 2020-2021

For course registration key dates, instructions, and informational videos, scroll to your current grade level.

Please note that all students will be meeting individually with their guidance counselor to review their course selection.  At that time, we will review their total credits completed, what is still needed for graduation, make sure they meet the prerequisites for the classes they have selected, and make any adjustments needed based on these conversations.
For freshmen, these individual meetings will take place around mid-April
For sophomores, these individual meetings will take place around the end of February/early March.  
For juniors, these individual meetings will take place towards the end of March. 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to watch the videos we have created to help guide you through the registration process!


CURRENT FRESHMEN

A few notes to consider regarding course selections for your 10th grade year:

 

AP European History (S802A) vs. 

World History (S200B)

Sophomore year introduces social studies to the high school curriculum, and LGHS offers students the opportunity to use an AP class to satisfy the world history/geography/cultures requirement.  This is a college-level course, and some of the expectations for success in this course are listed to the right -->

  • Students need to expect two to two and a half hours of reading and study questions per class.
  • Classroom participation is vital.  (This is not a "sit back and absorb" experience).
  • Schedule changes to World History are based on space availability and often disrupt the entire schedule if/when they are made.   
  • In short, please choose carefully and know that we do not have the flexibility for students to "try out" a course.

Geometry: Connections (M200B) vs. Geometry: Proofs (M209B) Both options lead to either Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Acc.  

  • Geometry Connections focuses more on applying algebra skills to geometric shapes and problems. In other words, using algebra to solve for the unknown within geometry problem sets.  
  • Geometry Proofs option stresses logic and reasoning at a deeper level.  Multi-step proofs are a central part of the course which tend to challenge mathematical thinking and reasoning differently.  

Algebra 2 (M300B) vs. Algebra 2 Acc. (M350B)
Pace is the primary difference between the two.  

  • Algebra 2 Accelerated typically covers an additional three to four chapters in the course of a school year. Students who choose Algebra 2 Acc. should have a high degree of confidence in their Algebra 1 skills.  Students should look back on their Algebra 1 experience to determine whether they were testing at an 85% or higher level on their second-semester chapter and unit exams. Loosely speaking, that tends to be a decent benchmark to follow.  
  • Please note we now offer a non-honors Trig/Pre-calculus option available after Algebra 2.

Chemistry (Q301B) vs. Chemistry in the Community (Q300B)
Both are UC/CSU-approved laboratory science courses that meet a physical science entrance requirement.  

  • Chemistry in the Community takes various chemistry concepts and applies them within larger environmental science topics and everyday life experiences (think chemistry as it applies to air pollution, water quality, etc.).
  • Chemistry has a broader lab experience overall and a more sustained application of algebra skills for problem-solving throughout both semesters. 
  • Students should consider their Chemistry Readiness Score in Aeries (located within Test Scores).  A 10 or higher is recommended to take Chemistry although with the proper effort and willingness to ask for help students can certainly find success.

Spanish 3 (L603B) vs. Spanish 3 in the Global Community (L607B)
Both courses appear as P-Spanish 3 on the LGHS transcript.  

  • Our traditional Spanish 3 continues to build upon and expand a student’s vocabulary, grammar, and usage, as well as spoken and written skills, to prepare for a fourth and potentially fifth year of high school Spanish.  
  • Spanish 3 in the Global Community is intended as a terminal third year course, meaning it does not prepare students to move on to Spanish 4 Honors at LGHS.  The course continues to expand concepts but more in a manner where the focus is the practical, everyday application of the language (think of the basic skills you would need if visiting a Spanish-speaking country: navigating public transportation, shopping, dining, etc.).


Key Dates:

Registration window opens on Monday, January 27th and closes on Wednesday, February 5th.
Tutorial assembly for freshmen students with last names A - L: Tuesday, January 28th.
Tutorial assembly for freshmen students with last names M - Z: Wednesday, January 29th.


Instructions:
Step 1: 
Freshmen students should attend the assembly to watch the video tutorials and receive a printed copy of the Course Registration Packet - Current Freshman.

Step 2: 
Two videos were shown during the assembly:
First: LGHS Course Registration - Current 9th Graders (below)
Then: Course Registration - Aeries Tutorial (scroll to the bottom of this page)

Step 3: 
Log into Aeries and register for your classes.  If you are having trouble accessing your Aeries account refer to these Tech FAQs.  If you still need assistance, go to Tech Services in the Library Office.

REMINDER: Freshmen will be meeting individually with their guidance counselor around mid-April to review their course selection and make any adjustments.


Remember to scroll to the bottom of this page for the video 'Course Registration - Aeries Tutorial'


CURRENT SOPHOMORES
Key Dates:
Registration window opens on Monday, January 27th and closes on Wednesday, February 5th.

Instructions:
Step 1: 
Download and print the Course Registration Packet - Current Sophomores.

Step 2: 
Watch two videos.  
First: LGHS Course Registration - Current 10th Graders (below)
Then: Course Registration - Aeries Tutorial (scroll to the bottom of this page)

Step 3: 
Log into Aeries and register for your classes.  If you are having trouble accessing your Aeries account refer to these Tech FAQs.  If you still need assistance, go to Tech Services in the Library Office.

REMINDER: Sophomores will be meeting individually with their guidance counselor towards the end of February and early March to review their course selection and make any adjustments.



Remember to scroll to the bottom of this page for the video 'Course Registration - Aeries Tutorial'


CURRENT JUNIORS
Key Dates:
Registration window opens on Monday, January 27th and closes on Wednesday, February 5th.

Instructions:
Step 1: 
Download and print the Course Registration Packet - Current Juniors.

Step 2: 
Watch two videos.  
First: LGHS Course Registration - Current 11th Graders (below)
Then: Course Registration - Aeries Tutorial (scroll to the bottom of this page)

Step 3: 
Log into Aeries and register for your classes.  If you are having trouble accessing your Aeries account refer to these Tech FAQs.  If you still need assistance, go to Tech Services in the Library Office.

REMINDER: Juniors will be meeting individually with their guidance counselor towards the end of March to review their course selection and make any adjustments.


Remember to scroll to the bottom of this page for the video 'Course Registration - Aeries Tutorial'


COURSE REGISTRATION - AERIES TUTORIAL
ALL GRADE LEVELS (CURRENT 9th, 10th, & 11th)

 

***At 1:55 of the video, it should say beneath "CLASSES," not Student Info***