Online Course Request Frequently Asked Questions
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1.Q: I can’t log in.
A: Please remember that your password is case sensitive. Type it in exactly as it is printed. It is easy to mistake the number ‘1’ for the letter ‘l’, so look closely at your password. If you try to log on and are unsuccessful 5 times, your account will automatically be disabled. If you are unsuccessful at logging in, please note any error message you receive and contact Dr. Luz Valverde at: LValverde@aps1.net
2.Q: How do I disable the pop-up blocker?
A: To disable the pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer:
Open Internet Explorer. On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click ‘Turn Off Pop-up Blocker’.
To disable the pop-up blockers in Firefox:
Go to the Tools menu and click on ‘Options’. Click on ‘Content’. Uncheck the ‘Block pop-up windows’ box. Click ‘OK’
3. Q: Some of the information on the ‘My Details’ page is wrong.
A: If this information is incorrect, please contact Dr. Luz Valverde at: LValverde@aps1.net. In your email, be sure to include the correct information.
4.Q: What about teacher level recommendations?
A: Incoming 9th graders will see the course the teacher is recommending when you click on the request tab and view the list of courses. Current AHS students will receive teacher level recommendations in person on March 11th – 12th.
5.Q: How many credits do I have to register for?
A: You need to sign up for a minimum of 7.5 credits. If you are requesting an additional elective for .5 credit this must be listed as an alternate course. You must state in the counselor notes that you want 8.0 credits.
6.Q: How do I sign up for an alternate elective?
A: On the course request screen scroll down to the alternate section and select your request. Please write your counselor a note indicating which course the alternate would replace.
7.Q: I want to take a level that is different than the one recommended by my teacher.
A: You need to select the course level that you are interested in signing up for. In order for the counselor to approve this course you must print the course request form and both student and parent must complete the level waiver portion.
8.Q: Can I edit my requests?
A: You cannot edit your requests after you click on ‘Post’. Before that time, you can edit them as often as you like. However your final selections must be posted by March 26, 2010.
9.Q: I want to take a course that’s not listed.
A: All eligible courses are listed. If you believe there is an error in the selection, please contact Dr. Luz Valverde at: LValverde@aps1.net.
10.Q: I completed my requests, now what do I do?
A: Once you click on ‘Post’ your requests will be sent to your Guidance Counselor. Now, you need to print a copy of the ‘Student Course Request Form’ and have your parent or guardian sign it. To print a copy, click on ‘Reports’ at the top of the page and select ‘Student Course Request Form’. Once the form is printed and signed, you must return it to your guidance counselor by March 26th.
11.Q: When will I get my schedule for next year?
A: Your schedule will be mailed during the summer.