Online Course Requests for 2019-2020

Directions for Students

Information Before You Begin:
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  1. Student Preliminary Course Requests will be made thru each student's Parent Portal Account.  This capability is NOT available through a parent's account.​

  2. The window for students to complete this process is between 12:00AM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 and 11:59 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019.

  3. Review the Student Course Selection Guidelines for 2019-20

  4. Refer to the BHS Course Offering List for 2019-20 for help in locating course names and numbers.

  5. Course information and descriptions can be found in the 2019-20 PWCS High School Course CatalogPlease note that this WILL NOT be provided in printed form.  

  6. If you wish to request AP or Pre-AP courses, review the document titled Am I ready for Pre-AP/AP?

  7. Refer to the PWCS Graduation Requirements webpage for assistance in making sure your requests are in line with your intended graduation plans.

An "FAQ Section" is available at the bottom of this page.

Log In To Parent Portal

Log in to Parent Portal using the Parent Portal/Account Login link on the left hand side of this webpage.

 You may use either one of the Sign In buttons to enter ParentPortal, where your course requests will be made.

Remember that your Parent Portal user name and password are NOT the same as your PWCS network username and password.

Complete the Preliminary Course Request Process

Follow the steps outlined in the following pdf file:
Student Instructions For Entering On-Line Course Requests for 2019-20

Course Selection Schedule

The school counselors will begin meeting individually with each student in mid-February to finalize his/her course selections for next year.  Rising seniors will be registered through US/VA History classes.  Rising juniors and rising sophomores will be registered through English classes.

By April 15, course request verification letters will be mailed home.  Teachers will revisit recommendations with student, parent/guardian, and counselor and make adjustments if necessary.  All course requests must be finalized by April 26, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions (by Students)

Q: Why can't I delete a recommendation made by a teacher or administrator?
A: In an effort to provide all students with the opportunity to be academically successful, we use teacher recommendations to assist with student placement. These recommendations are based upon current student performance and future student potential.  It is important that the student, parent, and counselor know what the recommended courses are for each student.  If you want to take a course other than that which was recommended, you may add it as a separate request. You can then discuss which of the options is best when you meet with your counselor.

Q: If a teacher did not recommend me for a course, can I still request it?
A: Yes, but you are strongly recommended to discuss with your teacher why you were not recommended for a course.  Student overrides of teacher recommendations will be a point of discussion when you meet with your counselor. 

Q: My teacher recommended me for a course that is a different level than the one I expected. What should I do?
A: You can make a separate request for the course you do want.  You are strongly encouraged to discuss the situation with that teacher so that you understand why you were recommended for a particular course.

Q: I do not understand my options for a course or subject. What should I do?
A: Have a discussion with your teacher.

Q: I do not have strong feelings on what I take for a course or subject. What should I do?
A: You are encouraged to discuss the situation with your parent/guardian, teacher, and counselor.  Seriously consider their input in light of your diploma requirements, post-secondary plans, and career goals.

Q: I do not see a course I want to take listed.
A: It is possible that a course you are looking for is not offered at Battlefield.  Please refer to the BHS Course Offering list for 2019-20.