Students to begin scheduling classes


Hawk Eye Staff

The word “academics” welcomes students to said wing of the school.

Jacob Toth, Opinions Editor

BPHS is taking a different approach to scheduling classes for next year.

In past years, students would meet with their counselors during their history classes.

This year, students will schedule by grade level in the auditorium.

BPHS will utilize the Transition Bell Schedule, in which an alternative period is added between Periods 4 and 5. During this time on their assigned days, students will schedule their classes for next year.

Juniors will schedule their classes on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Freshmen will schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and sophomores on Thursday, Feb. 24.

Students should bring with them their completed grade-level scheduling worksheets with their parent/guardian signature. Students will need to bring their charged laptops as well.  If any student did not receive a scheduling sheet in homeroom, more are available in the main/counseling office or can be downloaded on the BPHS scheduling website.

Please keep in mind that you need a total of 27 credits to graduate, so make sure you get the proper amount of credits per year to equal 27 by the end of your high school career.

The graduation requirements for Bethel Park ask that you have at least four years of English, four years of social studies, four years of math, four years of science, and two years of Physical Education (PE).

There are many choices to choose from when selecting classes such as honors, advanced placement (AP), or even a lower-level or special education class if needed.

Ask your counselor if you can add a study hall to your schedule to reduce the amount of homework you have to do at home.

In fact, following the auditorium scheduling on Feb. 22, 23, and 24, students will have an additional three weeks to meet with counselors for scheduling input or assistance.

At the beginning of the school year, there will be something called a 10-day add-drop window which means that if you are not satisfied with your schedule in any way, shape, or form, you can see your counselor in order to change your schedule. Keep in mind that all classes are permanent after the first 10 days pass.