Course Selection Process

Course Selection Process 2021

Overview for students of scheduling process March 2021
A printable version of this page may be found at this link.


  • March 4 - March 26 History, Math, Science and World Language teachers discuss course recommendations with students and enter recommendations in Aspen. English teachers will discuss their recommendations with students.
  • As of March 11 - Students may view course recommendations and requests in Aspen Student Portal.
  • As of March 11 - Parents/guardians may view course recommendations and requests in Aspen Family Portal.
  • March 11 - March 31 - Students make course requests in Aspen Student Portal
  • March 31 - Course requests must be finalized and posted in Aspen Student Portal.
  • April 8 - Parent/guardian must approve Student Course Requests in Aspen Family Portal. Instructions for parental approval will be sent after April 1st.
  • Students who will be in grades 9-11 next year must take 7 courses, and students who will be in grade 12 next year must take at least 6 courses.
  • Senior Free: seniors - please select senior free for either or both semesters if you intend to take only 6 courses that semester.


If you have questions about:

  • a particular course or the course selection process in a particular department - contact your student's current teacher in that department or that Department Coordinator (contact info found in the Program of Studies). 
  • planning a student's academic program - contact the student's guidance counselor.
  • the scheduling process or online course requests - contact the Scheduling staff at
  • your Aspen Portal account - email

To view teachers' course recommendations:

In the Aspen Student Portal:

    • choose My Info top tab
    • choose Requests side tab
    • At the top of the page, click “Exit Entry Mode”
    • recommendations are shown under “Course Request Adjustments.”

    In the Aspen Family Portal:

    • choose Family top tab
    • select a student
    • choose schedule side tab and then Requests sub-side-tab. 
    • recommendations are shown under “Course Request Adjustments” at the bottom.


    Parents/guardians, please be sure to carefully review teachers’ course recommendations and additional course selections with your student. Your approval in the Aspen Family Portal will indicate that you approve both the recommendations and additional selections made online. You will receive instructions on how to approve course requests in the Aspen Family Portal after April 1st.

    At this link are the instructions sent on 4/2/21 to parents/guardians for viewing and approving course requests.

    At this link are screenshots of the request approval process.

    If you wish to override a teacher’s course recommendation, you must speak to the teacher who will explain the override process for that department.


    Next year’s schedules will be finalized and made available in the Aspen Student and Family Portals in August. You will get an email from the curriculum coordinator at that time notifying you that they are available. 


    Schedules for new students and incoming 9th Graders will be emailed in August. New students and 9th Graders will get their Aspen accounts in September.