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Subject Selection Process for the 2019-2020 School Year

Nicole VanBuskirk, Assistant Principal, ngaughan@philasd.org

Step 1:  Assemblies will be held in which each Department Chairperson will address the students about their department’s electives.

  • Friday, February 8, 281 (Freshmen)
  • Monday, February 11 280 (Sophomores)
  • Tuesday, February 12 279 (Juniors)

Step 2 : Read the Subject Selection Guide. Click here on the icon at the bottom.

  • Narrow down your electives choices to something that interests you and for which you are qualified. If you choose something for don’t qualify for, you will be put in any available elective. 10th grades will take 1 elective.
  • 11th graders will take 1 elective.
  • 12th grades take 2 to 4 electives.

Step 3:  Go get permission for the classes of your choice, if needed.

  • Read the class description completely! -Ask the department chairpersons or the Roster Office if you don’t know where to go or whom to talk to!
  • Art—Andrea Keefe Room—Room 008
  • English—Gisela Johnson-Smith, Room 110
  • Language—Rachel Rodriguez, Room 243
  • Math—John Zak, Room 128
  • Music—Benjamin Blazer, Room 324
  • Physical Education—Richard Drayton, gym
  • Science—Darcel Bonner, Room 83
  • Social Studies—Thomas Quinn, Room 210

Step 4:  Fill out the Subject Selection Form online by 3:04pm on Friday, February 22.

  • You may use your phone or a computer.
  • Log in to philasd.org -If you have questions or are confused after you look at the form online, come to the Roster Office before school or during homeroom.

Step 5: Take a placement test for any honors or Advanced Placement class you MIGHT want to take.

  • Each test will be advertised in the daily bulletin, in class and scheduled on the school calendar.
  • February 13: English—3 to 5pm–Auditorium
  • February 28: Spanish—7:50 to 8:53am—Auditorium.  *Chinese, French, Italian, Latin—see your teacher
  • March 12: Geometry and Algebra 2—8 to 8:53am Math hallway classrooms
  • March 13: Pre-Calculus and Calculus—8 to 8:53am–Math hallway classrooms
  • March 14: Chemistry–3 to 5pm—Auditorium
  • March 18: Physics–3 to 5pm—Auditorium
  • March 19: Pharmacology and Biology–3 to 5pm—Auditorium
  • Placement in these advanced courses will be conditional, depending on your final report card.

Step 6: 

Sports Rosters

  • A Sports Roster is for students who play 2 or more Varsity sports ONLY. You must already be on those teams-not “plan” to play the sport next year.
  • There is no application. You must see your coaches; they will submit your name to Mr. Drayton, the Athletic Department Chairperson. Mr. Drayton makes all final sports roster decisions.

Work Rosters

  • Central High School does NOT create work rosters for students. Our expectation is that students time and energy is dedicated to their school work.
  • If a serious situation exists in which a family is in financial need, please contact your counselor immediately.

Step 7: Official rosters become available the last week in August through your student portal.

  • Login at www.philasd.org
  • Students can request a roster change the first two weeks of the school year.
  • Forms will be available in homeroom.

Last modified: February 13, 2019