2022-2023 Registration Information

REQUESTS TO CHANGE COURSES AND NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

Requests to change courses:

Students may view their 2022-2023 course requests by signing into Student Portal. From the left menu, go to Class Requests. In the top right corner, change the school year to 2022-2023. Courses may only be seen through Student Portal. Courses are not available on Parent Portal.

Students may request changes to their courses and may view our course descriptions on our Google form by May 31st here: https://forms.gle/PJ8NmP8GXCJjm1bn6 . Students only need to access the Google form if they are requesting a change.

Students’ course selections and subsequent schedules must align with graduation requirements, Florida legislative testing mandates, class size amendment, college admissions, & course availability. Therefore not all requests may be honored. All requested changes must be submitted by May 31st, as changing courses is not an option once schedules are completed in the summer. Schedules will be ready at Orientation on August 8th. Any schedules viewed on Student Portal will not be final until the start of the school year.
New Student Registration:

Private school and new students may begin enrolling June 1st – June 8th from 6:30am – 2:00 pm. After June 8th, registration will by appointment only by calling 863-648-3566. Check Polk School enrollment page for required documents (link to enrollment page https://polkschoolsfl.com/enroll/)

• Students who completed the 9th grade online registration form to request elective courses do not need to submit a new request. New 9th grade students that didn’t complete the online form can submit a paper copy when registering.
• For students in grades 10-12, elective course requests can be submitted here https://forms.gle/9LKvDCLekqZg3Egq6. Use a personal email and a phone number or random number for student ID#. For Academic placement, the course history, grades, and available testing data is reviewed. Please use the comments box on the registration form to leave input or insight on academic placement.

Elective courses available to 9th grade students: Elective Course Descriptions 9th Grade
Elective courses available to 10th grade students: Elective Course Descriptions 10 – 12 Grade

Freshmen Registration for the 2022-2023 school year

• Eagle Festival – Thursday, Feb 10th 6:00pm-7:30 pm (Eagle Fest Presentation)
• Freshmen Registration Information (2022-2023 Registration Information)
Academic Advising 2022-2023
Year by Year College & Career Checklist
Elective Course Descriptions 9th Grade
Registration Video

Elective course registration for 2022-2023 freshmen will take place when GJHS visits the middle schools. Information on elective and academy options are presented at Eagle Fest and information and video links posted above. Parents and students are encouraged to review elective choices prior to their middle school visit. Please see the GJHS middle school visit schedule below. Academic courses are assigned based on current academic courses, grades, and testing data. Elective courses are chosen by the student and parent/guardian.

Middle School Visit Schedule

  • Monday, February 14 – Southwest 9am
  • Tuesday, February 15 – Rochelle 8am
  • Wednesday, February 16 – Lawton Chiles 8:15am/Crystal Lake 9:30am
  • Tuesday, February 22 – Blake 8:30am
  • Wednesday, February 23 – Lakeland Highlands 9am

Middle school registration visits:
• Students will complete their paper registration form
• Academic are listed, but not selected
• A carbon copy will be sent home with the student to review with their parent/guardian
• If a change needs to be made, electives can be re-submitted using this Google form: https://forms.gle/iTe1ryUMGFS9zULz9 through Feb 28th
• The form can be re-submitted as many times as needed, and the last dated submission will be used
• Students will receive an auto reply to the school email address provided confirming their elective choices
• Private school students or new elective course registration form: https://forms.gle/rNJ6r3UT3V4bJKP27 (now closed)*

*Private school students may begin enrolling on June 1st. Check Polk School enrollment page for required documents (link to enrollment page https://polkschoolsfl.com/enroll/ ) Students complete the online registration form to request elective courses. Use a personal email and a phone number or random number for student ID#. For Academic placement, the course history, grades, and available testing data is reviewed. Please use the comments box on the registration form to leave input or insight on academic placement.*

In May, students will be able to access all their courses on Student Portal. Look for an email from GJHS with directions on how to view these courses and a new link on how to request any changes. Requested changes must be submitted prior to the end of the school year. We are unable to make course changes once schedules are completed over the summer. Schedules will be ready for distribution at Orientation, (tentatively) scheduled for Monday, August 8th.

Upperclassmen Registration grades 10 – 12 for the 2022-2023 school year

Elective course registration will take place Feb 14th – 18th Academic courses follow a District Progression Plan for each subject area based on current course, course grades, and testing data. Students will choose their elective courses using a Google document online registration form. Students will have an opportunity to complete the form at school or may choose to complete it at home with their parents.

• Registration video shown in 1st period 2/14: (Registration Video)
• Upperclassmen Registration Information: (2022-2023 Registration Information)
Academic Advising 2022-2023
Elective Course Descriptions 10 – 12 Grade
• Registration form link: https://forms.gle/1mmj67gbGbWZvs738

Directions for completing registration form Feb 14 – 18:
• Students will need their school email address to enter on the form
• Academics are assigned based on current courses, grades, and testing data and are not on this form
• Academy or top choice elective should be entered as #1 choice
• Select a total of 6 elective choices in priority order
• Consider graduation requirements (fine arts, HOPE)
• Remember academic rigor required for college (including 2 courses in Foreign Language). Academic courses can be selected in addition to those assigned to meet graduation requirements
• Use the comments box in the last section to make any academic requests on levels or provide insight into scheduling academic courses
• Students will receive an auto reply to the school email address provided confirming their elective choices
• Elective courses may be updated and resubmitted through Feb 18th
• In May, students will be able to access all their courses on Student Portal with one last opportunity to update prior to the end of the school year

Students are encouraged to review course choices with their parent prior to making selections but will be able to resubmit their requests through Friday, Feb 18th. All students must submit an elective registration form or their elective courses will be chosen for them.