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    Student Course Schedules & Course Change Requests:
    All students should pick up their schedules during orientation, August 30th & 31st, 2017. Please see the main Garfield website for specific orientation times. ONLY students who have holes in their schedule (not scheduled for 6 courses per semester), 12th grade students who are missing a graduation requirement, and Running Start students who need to adjust their schedules will be considered for a course change request. Course change request forms must be submitted within the first 3 school days. Due to a lack of time and resources and the high number of requests, Counselors WILL NOT accept or consider course change requests for teacher/course preferences other than the circumstances mentioned above. 
      
    Newly Assigned Students for the Current School Year: Contact Ms. Chow, the registrar 206-252-2364. She will verify your enrollment at GHS and Ms. Ikegami, the counseling secretary 206-252-2304, will collect the required documents for your intake meeting which include: Transcript, Current Withdrawal Grades, Immunization Records, Discipline History, Attendance Records, State Testing Scores, IEP Documentation (if applicable), and 504 Plan (if applicable).  Once the documents have been received, Ms. Ikegami will schedule your mandatory intake meeting with the principal and your counselor. Here is a link to the New Student Check List.


    2018/2019 Courses:
    The Counselors will meet with current 9th, 10th and 11th graders regarding their courses selections for the 2018-19 school year in March, 2018.  All students must submit the Course Options Sheet in order for their requests to be considered. If no Course Options Sheet is submitted, courses will be selected by the Counselor on the students' behalf.

    *AP and Honors courses require additional homework.  Careful consideration regarding the number of AP and Honors courses and your commitments to activities is vital to ensure that your high school experience is not overly stressful! 

    Planning Your Garfield Schedule
    Work Load Commitment for Multiple AP

    If you are a new GHS student, joining us for the 2017/2018 school year, you should receive a Registration Packet in mid-April by mail. 

    If you are assigned to GHS after mid-April, you will be mailed your packet.

    Please follow the directions in your Registration Packet.

    8th graders in a SPS middle school: 
    The Counselors will meet with students who attend Seattle Public Schools (SPS) at their middle school in late April and early May.  

    New students not currently in a SPS middle school:
      There will be an Evening Event (date to be determined) in the Garfield Commons for Non-Seattle Public School students to turn in their Option Sheets

    2016/2017 Registration Instructions
    2016/2017 Course Option Sheets for Incoming 9th Graders


    Online Credit Retrieval Courses:
     Please contact Ms. Alston in early September 2017 for the next registration period. Do you need to make up a class for graduation?  Can't fit Health or WA State into your schedule? Then the online credit retrieval program is for you! Appointments are on a first come first served basis, so get in early to reserve your spot, once they are gone you will have to wait until the next available semester to sign up!!!  Ms. Alston, 206-252-2280 kalston@seattleschools.org.


    Running Start Courses:
    You must fill out and take the Running Start application to your Seattle Public Schools counselor prior to registering for and attending Running Start courses each quarter. See Running Start page for additional information.