Registration Information

  •   Registration Information

    All of the registration information is currently available on the navigation tabs located on the right side of this page.  

    Registration for 2019-2020 will begin on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  Course descriptions are available in the Program of Studies.  Students are also strongly encouraged to speak with their current teachers to obtain recommendations for the next school year.

    On Wednesday evening, January 16th the West Counselors will be hosting an informational meeting for next year juniors and senior students and parents in the West High Little Theatre at 7:00 pm regarding Post Secondary Enrollment Option, dual credit classes with Kirkwood and Kirkwood Academies.  A representative from the Kirkwood Regional Center will be on hand to answer questions.  This is also the same date as Parent/Teacher conferences at West for 2nd trimester which will run from 4:15-8:00 pm.

    On Monday evening, January 28th the West Counselors will be hosting an informational meeting at 6:00 pm in the Arganbright Auditorium for all new students to West High for the 2019-2020 school year.  To find the dates of when the West Counselors will be at each junior high school please refer to the 2019-2020 Registration Timeline posted on the Navigation bar on the right or click the link here

    **New for 2019-2020** ICCSD has partnered with Kirkwood Community College to develop career information for 19 different career clusters.  The career information can be found at the end of the Program of Studies.  As a part of these career clusters students will find potential careers, how much an individual in a specific job might expect to make in the current market as well as which courses should be taken in high school to be best prepared for future studies.


    Course title changes

    • Foods 1, 2 and 3 are now Culinary Arts 1, 2, and 3

    New course offerings for 2019-2020

    • Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Students participating in the Intro to Ag course will experience hands-on activities, projects, and problems.  Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plans, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics.  While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resouces, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions and learning.  
      GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 
      CATEGORY: Elective
      PREREQUISITE: None 
      LENGTH: 1 Year

    • Ethnic Studies:  Identity, Power, Privilege and Action is a trimester social studies elective that provides students an in-depth examination of contemporary issues related to identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, among others), culture, power and privilege.  The Course uses an empowerment model that prioritizes student-centered explorations and discussions of how identity, power and privilege connect to contemporary local, national and international events.  Questions such as "Who am I?  Where did I come from?  Where am I going?  What kind of community member am I?  What power do I have to make change in my community?"  guide students throughout the course.  The course culminates with the student's creation of a service project that emphasizes awareness and/or action.
      GRADE LEVEL: 10-12 
      CATEGORY: Elective
      PREREQUISITE: American Studies, AP US History or AP Human Geography (or at teacher's discretion)
      LENGTH: 1 Trimester
    • Composition I develops expository writing with emphasis on organization, supporting details, style, vocabulary and library research skills. College credit can be earned in this course through Kirkwood Community College.  Class will be taught at West High School 
      GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
      CATEGORY: Fulfills English 12 for 1.5 Trimesters
      PREREQUISITE: English 10
      LENGTH: 1 Semester

    • Composition II teaches precise and responsible use of research tools. Requires critical analysis of reading materials, audience and self when communicating content material. Develops ability to use effective and ethical arguments. College credit can be earned in this course through Kirkwood Community College.  Class will be taught at West High School. 
      GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
      CATEGORY: Fulfills English 12 for 1.5 Trimesters
      PREREQUISITE: Composition I
      LENGTH: 1 Semester

    • AP Capstone Research (City & West High only) the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest. Through this exploration, students design, plan, and conduct a yearlong research based investigation to address a research question. In the AP Research course, students further their skills acquired in the AP Seminar course by understanding research methodology; employing ethical research practices; and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information as they address a research question. Students explore their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of the development of their scholarly work in a portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4000–5000 words (accompanied by a performance or exhibition of product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense.
      GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
      CATEGORY: Elective
      PREREQUISITE: AP Seminar
      LENGTH: 1 Year

    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. Students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. Students must complete an application to be accepted into this course.
      GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
      CATEGORY: Elective
      PREREQUISITE: None
      LENGTH: 1 Year

    • French V (Formerly AP French V) is a continuation course for students who have completed either French IV or AP French IV. The course is intended for highly motivated students who wish to both improve and maintain their French skills. The curriculum is will include a continued development of literacy, auditory, oral,  and writing skills and will be aligned with the expectations required to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy. The course will be conducted completely in French with an emphasis on advanced speaking and writing skills. Students who are enrolled in this course may apply to receive the Seal of Biliteracy upon completion of the course.
      GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
      CATEGORY: Elective
      PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of French IV or AP French
      LENGTH:  1 Year
    • Spanish V (Formerly AP Spanish V) is a continuation course for students who have completed either Spanish IV or AP Spanish IV. The course is intended for highly motivated students who wish to both improve and maintain their Spanish skills. The curriculum is will include a continued development of literacy, auditory, oral,  and writing skills and will be aligned with the expectations required to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy. The course will be conducted completely in Spanish with an emphasis on advanced speaking and writing skills. Students who are enrolled in this course may apply to receive the Seal of Biliteracy upon completion of the course.
      GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
      CATEGORY: Elective
      PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Spanish IV or AP Spanish
      LENGTH:  1 Year