Course Requests for the 2014-2015 School Year
Current 9th-11th Grade Students

Course Request Update

The online course request windows are now closed.  If you are a student who already submitted your requests and locked in your courses online by March 31st, we are now in the process of reviewing them for completeness.


Transcript Binders

Current Westview students may view transcripts of graduates who were accepted into specific colleges.  While all of the identifying information has been removed to maintain confidentiality, these documents may be helpful in assisting students in selecting courses for the following school year.  These transcript binders are available in the Wolverine Center during the school day.

Special note to parents:  Westview is a closed campus.  As such, any parents who are interested in viewing these transcripts may only come on campus when school is not in session (7:30-8:00 a.m. in the morning and 3:10-4:00 p.m. in the afternoon).  The only exception would be when we are conducting parent open house dates as indicated below.

Important Dates

DATE EVENT LOCATION/TIME
March 3-7, 2014

Course Request Presentations
Counselors and administrators will be conducting presentations in classes for current Westview students to give instruction on the course request process. 

Contact classes as determined by staff
March 12, 2014

Open House for Current 9th-11th Grade Parents
Drop in only if you have additional questions regarding course selection.

Westview Staff Lounge
3:00-6:00pm
March 12, 2014 Course Request Window Opens
Students may begin selecting their courses using the request windows available in MyPlan.
Available beginning 8:00am
March 12, 2014 Elective Fair
Current Westview students will have the opportunity to talk with teachers regarding their courses.  Since our campus is closed during the day to visitors, the session is only available to current students.  Click here to view a terrific video highlighting this event.
Westview Plaza
March 13, 2014 Open House for Current 9th-11th Grade Parents
Drop in only if you have additional questions regarding course selection.
Westview Staff Lounge
1:00-3:00pm
March 28, 2014

Course Request Window Closes
Deadline for students to select their courses using the request windows available in MyPlan.

Ends at 4:00pm

Steps to Course Registration for 2014-2015

Helpful Documents -
Documents will be placed here as they become available

4-Year Planning Guide

Computer Science Levels

Course Catalog

Course Offerings

Course Request Instructions

 

Course Request Slideshow

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Course Request Worksheet

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

English & Foreign Language Guidelines

Math Flowchart

Minimum A-G Requirements

Recommended courses for chosen path

Web Tutorial:  MyPlan Course Selection

  1. Register for courses beginning on March 12th at 8:00am and ending March 28th at 4:00pm. 
  2. Counselors will approve classes based on the requests submitted.  This does not mean students are guaranteed the classes they requested but that the requests have been reviewed for completeness.
  3. Students will receive a printout listing requested classes at a later time to review for correctness. 
  4. The master schedule will be built based on the courses requested, allowing Westview to know which courses will be offered for the 2014-2015 school year.
  5. Students will receive a copy of their course list during back-to-school registration in August.
  6. On the first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year, students will receive their actual schedule with teacher names. 

Getting Started with Course Selection

Counselors visit contact classes to provide students with information on the course selection process.  While our staff are not able to meet with each student and/or parent individually due to limited resources, all the information is available online to assist in making course selections.  During the class presentations, each student receives:

  • A copy of their transcript and instructions on how to read it
  • 4-Year Planning Guide and instructions on how to develop the 4-year plan
  • List of all the course offerings for the 2014-2015 school year
  • Instructions on how to access the course catalog, which describes each class in detail
  • Instructions on how to register for their classes online via MyPlan

If any students may have missed the presentation or parents are interested in viewing the information, the documents listed in the box on the right side of the screen are provided to aid in selecting courses.  If questions arise for students during this process, they may stop by the Wolverine Center during Wolverine Time, lunch and after school for assistance.  Computers are available to use for course registration. 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Course Registration

Below are some frequent questions with answers to assist you. 

Q:  How do I access MyPlan to select courses?
A:  From the Westview website, click on the MyPlan button on the left side or type the following address into your web browser:  https://myplan.powayusd.com/.

Q:  What is my username and password?
A:  You will need to use your Novell username and password.

Q:  I am trying to register for my courses and it will not let me do that.  Can you tell me what I need to do?
A:  First of all, ensure that you are trying to register during the period of time when the course registration window is open, which is March 12-28. If it is anytime outside of the window, you will not be able to register for courses online.  Secondly, courses may only be selected in student accounts. 

Q:  I forgot my password.  Can you give it to me?
A:  We cannot access passwords. However, you can reset it yourself by going to the MyPlan sign-on page and clicking on the appropriate link to reset your password.

Q:  Do I have to sign up for alternate classes?
A:  Yes, you will be required to select alternatives for elective courses.  There may be times when we will need to go to your alternate course list because a course may not become available.  For example, if we do not receive enough requests for a certain course, then we cannot have the class and will need to look at alternate choices.

Q:  Can I schedule an appointment with a counselor?
A:  We are not able to accommodate individual meetings with families due to counselor caseload size.  However, each current student received instructions on how to request their courses for next year when counselors come to classrooms to provide a presentation.  If they have additional questions, students may come into the Wolverine Center to speak with their counselor during Wolverine Time, lunch and school.  In addition, we have set aside "drop-in" times for parents of 9th-11th grade students to attend Open House events:

  • March 12 - Westview Staff Lounge, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 13 - Westview Staff Lounge, 1:00-3:00pm

Q:  I'm not sure which classes I should take.  What should I do?
A:  We recommend students talk to their teachers if they have questions about the appropriate level of a course they should take next year.  Teachers know students the best and will be able to give a good assessment of their skill level.  We have provided a number of helpful documents in the box above to assist you in course selection.  In addition, we highly suggest you attend the Elective Fair on March 12th during lunch in the quad.  This an opportunity to learn more about course offerings directly from participating in teachers and groups. 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Courses

Below are some frequent questions with answers to assist you. 

Q:  In middle school, I took Algebra 1-2 and Geometry 1-2.  Then, in high school, I took Algebra 3-4.  Do I need to take any more math courses?
A:  While you have met the minimum A-G requirements for the CSU and UC systems (college), you will still need to take another year of math to meet the minimum Poway Unified School District high school graduation requirement in this subject area.

Q:  What is the difference between Data Structures 1-2 and Introduction to Computer Programming 1-2? 
A:  It is the same course.  However, when you are in the class, your teacher will determine which route you will be taking.

Q:  Will Marine Science 1-2 count for my physical science requirement?
A:  You may take Marine Science 1-2 to satisfy your physical science requirement for high school graduation through Poway Unified School District.  However, not all colleges accept the course for the CSU/UC A-G physical science requirement since it is classified as an interdisciplinary study and may count towards an elective only.  Our recommendation is that you take a biologic science and then either Physics or Chemistry to satisfy your physical science requirement for college eligibility.

Q:  I am planning on taking Algebra 3-4 Extended.  Will I receive 20 credits for math by doing this?
A:  You will receive 10 math credits and 10 elective credits.

Q:  If I take AP World History and World Literature that is linked with it, have I met my Social Science requirement for senior year?
A:  No, you will still need to take either Civics & Economics or AP Government & Civics/Econ.

Q:  If I took Honors American Literature and AP English Language, will I still have to take English my senior year?
A:  Yes, you will need to take an English class your senior year.  As per Poway Unified School District board policy, all students in high school are required to take an English class every year.

Q:  Do I have to take Chemistry before taking AP Biology or AP Environmental Science?
A:  While it is not a prerequisite to take Chemistry prior to taking these courses, it is strongly urged.  We find that students struggle without Chemistry, as it lays the foundation for the courses.

Q:  I plan on taking an OCIS P.E. course.  Can I sign up for less classes?
A:  You will need prior approval from the Athletic Director before you will be permitted to take OCIS P.E.  If you do go this route, you will still be required to take three on-campus classes.

Course Registration Questions? 

Contact us at westviewcounseling@gmail.com or 858-780-2000 x3015.  You will receive a response within 48 hours during the work week.


Page Updated: 04/04/2014