St. Ignatius

Honors Information

January 23, 2020

Dear Parents,

It is time for students to think about what classes they would like to take during the next academic year.  Our course catalog is finalized and available on the student portal of the website and linked here. Peruse the course catalogue with your student(s) and have a conversation about the appropriate course load for the upcoming school year. As stated in our Student/Parent Handbook, “Given the additional rigor of honors coursework, students who wish to take more than two honors or AP courses in any semester must have the approval of the counselor.” Academic criteria for honors/AP course eligibility are posted in the course catalog on the student portal and linked here for your reference. Your student’s counselor will be sending an informational video to students called “How to Sign Up for Courses” so they can understand the process. In addition, counselors will be available for drop-ins to provide consultation and to answer specific questions. The video will appear on the student portal linked here.  Please encourage your student to contact their counselor for any questions about the course scheduling process.

Important Dates to Remember
January 23:  Course Catalog is available online.  

Discuss what course load would be best for your student keeping in mind their extracurricular activities both in and outside of school.
February 3:  SI Summer High School Registration Opens @10am.  
Discuss with your student if taking a class during the summer would benefit them during the school  year.
February 10:  Initial AP/Honors approvals and math placements will be available on the student request screens in Powerschool.  
February 14:  AP/Honors Appeals Deadline.  

Any student who does not meet the requirements for AP/Honors courses can submit an appeal by this date (the appeals form will appear in the student portal).
February 19:  Updated AP/Honors APPROVALS and math placements will appear on the student course request screens on Powerschool.   
February 21:  Frosh (future Sophs) and Juniors (future Senior) DEADLINE to submit course selections.
February 25:  Future Juniors DEADLINE to submit course selections.
June 20:  Student Schedules Mailed Home
August 25 @ 8:30am:  Last Day to ADD/DROP a course. More information about this process will be mailed with the student schedules.

Please contact your student’s counselor for any questions about the process.


Danielle Devencenzi Cronin
Assistant Principal for Academics