Planning next year's classes starts this month

Happy New Year! Here's looking forward to a better, brighter 2022!


Every year from mid-January to the end of February, I sit down with my students and help them plan next year's class schedule. If you only come in once during the entire year, please make it during February. And the reason for that is it is really important to make sure your student is choosing the right classes. Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of Advanced and/or AP classes and knowing which electives will help them further their interests is crucial. Taking on too much might jeopardize their GPA while taking the easy road where they aren't challenged might hinder their progress.


We will make a two, three, or four year plan so that they can see how they will progress through senior year. This progression isn't written in stone, but it helps students plan out their high school career.


Please email me for more information. Meetings can be booked directly on my website or by emailing me your time and date preference.


In a few weeks, most schools/counseling departments will send a course sheet to all of their students; meetings will occur after your student has received this course sheet. Please send your student's latest transcript (first semester grades need to be finalized before we meet) and this course sheet to me two days before our appointment.


Class of 2025: Freshmen benefit when they come in for academic counseling sooner rather than later. Creating a 4-year plan now helps ease the stress of junior and senior year.

Class of 2024: Sophomore year is a great time to come in and see what needs to be done and make sure you're on the right track for the rest of high school.

Class of 2023: Junior year is when we really start the college admission process. Let's plan a meeting and go through your to-do list.

Class of 2022: The majority of my seniors are done with applications and many of them have already been accepted into their top choice colleges. Good job Class of 2022!


If you're new to my blog, here's more information from last year:

https://www.zalmethod.com/post/getting-a-jump-start-on-course-scheduling