Course Selection Cards:   Class of 2023     Class of 2024     Class of 2025     Class of 2026

Course Request Google Form: Class or 2023     Class of 2024     Class of 2025     Class of 2026

San Diego High School course selection for the 2022/2023 school year has begun. The following information will help guide you through the process. Please read through this entire page. We know when it comes to choosing classes that it is important for students to:

  • Be aware of the academic course sequence for all of the different pathways.

  • Know graduation & program requirements.

  • Understand how the choices being made now can expand or limit the options available to them later.

We also know that the process of course selection is often times stressful for many students and we want to ensure our students not only have the information needed to make wise choices but also know how to identify people who can be a support in helping them achieve their goals. School counselors are an instrumental part of this process and are here to answer all of your questions along the way. The San Diego High School counseling team can help students:

  • Understand the importance of rigorous high school course-work and how that connects to college admission.

  • Know graduation and program requirements, course prerequisites and academic sequences necessary to succeed in those courses.

  • Better understand the impact of choices on aspirations.

The information below is a breakdown of the course planning & selection process including the timeline. If you should have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact one of the San Diego High school counselors. Check the "Contact Us" page on the SDHS school counselor website www.theschoolcounselor.org/contactus for contact information.

Please take some time to review the following prior to picking your classes:

1. Timeline of Activities

2. Course Planning & Selection Guide

3. Promotional Video for some of our Pathways

4. Advanced Course Options Overview

5. AP vs IB: What’s the Difference!

6. Selecting Classes for the 2022/2023 School Year



1. Timeline of Activities:

Presentation Information & Instructions

All current 9th, 10th, & 11th grade students will receive a 45 minute course selection presentation during either their English or World History class beginning December 14, 2021 through January 14, 20221 where they will pick classes for the 2022/2023 school year. 

  • Student Presentations: "2022/2023 Course Selection"       Slide Deck

    • Classroom Schedule

      • Class of 2023 & 2024 - December 14th - 17th. English/History classrooms.   

      • Class of 2025 - January 12th - 14th. English classrooms.

      • Class of 2026 - January 3rd - 11th. Counselors presenting at middle schools.

  • Parent Presentations: "2022/2023 Course Selection"       Slide Deck

    • Class of 2023 - December 09, 2021 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   

    • Class of 2024 - December 08, 2021 - 6:00 - 7:00 pm

      • IB Program Overview: January 06, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Zoom Link

    • Class of 2025 - January 11, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Zoom Link

      • IB Program Overview: January 06, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Zoom Link

    • Class of 2026 - January 04, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Zoom Link

  • SDHS Enrollment Saturday: Stop by the SDHS campus and complete the enrollment process and get your questions answered!  

    • January 29, 2022 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Presentation Expectations:

  • All students will attend a presentation specific to their class of. 

  • Presentations will include graduation requirements and subject area, electives, & pathway course sequencing.

  • Students will pick their classes in these presentations.

  • If a student is absent on the day of their scheduled presentation they can attend one of the make-up sessions scheduled or contact their school counselor.

Due Dates:                       

  • Current San Diego High Students:  January 14, 2022

  • Middle School Students:  January 14, 2022


Course Request Changes:

Students will be able to complete a course request change until January 21, 2022 if they would like to make a change from their initial course request. After January 21st students will need to either submit changes using this Google Request For School Form link or contact their school counselor directly to request changes.

2.  Course Planning & Selection Guide 2022/2023


  • UC/CSU a-g & SDHS graduation requirements.

  • Math pre-requisites.
  • World language sequencing.
  • VAPA Information.
  • SDHS program pathways & descriptions.
  • SDHS course sequencing for all program pathways including sample schedules for each program/pathway.
  • Contact information.

Course Descriptions

Where can I find a course description for each course? The Course of Study describes courses adopted districtwide and serves as a single source of information about the district's educational programs, including course descriptions.

New Science Standards

3. Watch Promotional Video for some of our Pathways:

  • Learn more about the amazing programs offered on the SDHS campus.

4. Advanced Course Options Overview:

  • What are the different options available when it comes to advanced courses?

  • What are the benefits and pre-requisites for the advanced course options?

5. AP vs IB: What’s the Difference?:

  • All students have access to both IB & AP courses, but how do you choose which path to take?

6. How to Select Classes for the 2022/2023 School Year:

This will be completed in English or History classrooms, see Timeline of Activities schedule above.

Incoming 9th Grade Students:

  • As a reminder, selecting your courses DOES NOT complete your enrollment for SDHS.

  • You will need to complete an SDHS enrollment packet prior to picking classes. 

  • Please contact Alma Casillas, SDHS Enrollment at 619-560-4610 extension 3021 with any enrollment questions.

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