GCAA LOWER ACADEMY 2017-2018 REGISTRATION PROCEDURES The course description guide (available on the GCAA website) has been prepared to assist you in two ways: registration for the 2017-2018 school year and future program planning. We urge you to read the course descriptions very carefully to be sure the course relates to your educational and vocational objectives, your interests, and your abilities. Attention should be given to prerequisites (passing of prior courses) and the grade level required for each course. Your counselor will explain the procedures for course selection and course registration. Students should give considerable thought to the courses requested so that the proper number of sections can be provided to accommodate as many student requests as possible. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from parents and current teachers in determining those courses that will prepare them for their future educational and/or occupation goals. After completing the course request worksheet, sign and date the worksheet, and bring it with you to your math class on March 8th or 9th so you can complete your registration online during your math class. Individual academic advisement will take place after the online registration process is complete. During academic advisement, school counselors will review the student's course selections and make recommendations in light of the student's educational and vocational goals and present achievement. Changes to course selections may be made at that time. All students must register for a total of eight (8) courses each semester. All Lower Academy students should also register for two alternate electives. COURSE SELECTION/SCHEDULE CHANGES The proper selection of courses is very important for all students and something that should be done with serious deliberation. To help in this process, students will have online access to the course description guide in advance of the deadline for which final requests must be made. Students are encouraged to spend ample time reviewing the course descriptions before deciding upon course requests. It is strongly suggested that students confer with their teachers and parents and consider their goals carefully before making selections. Schedule and course selection changes will not be made after each semester begins unless the prerequisite has not been met or a duplicate course has been successfully completed. If you missed the registration kick off night, the power point with more details on how to complete the registration process can be found by clicking here.