Counseling Center

Course Registration

Overview Course Registration 2021-22

Please see the instructions in your grade band Registration Guidelines and Course Option Worksheet for details on completing course selection.

Due to COVID 19, the process will look a bit different from previous years. Counselors are offering a 30 minute grade-specific pre-recorded workshop to help get you started. The link to these presentations are located in the above tabs. Additional resources include:

  • Course Description Book – more details for every course we may offer next year. Please note that not all classes listed may be available.
  • Course Option Worksheet – a grade specific document which lists classes available to that grade. Current SPS 8th graders can use this document as a tool prior to going on-line to select classes. This form will also be a necessary document to complete if you miss the on-line selection window. (Available in the tabs below.)
  • Registration Guidelines – provides a grade specific information about the enrollment process. (Available in the tabs below.)
  • Online Registration Instructions for incoming 9th graders – provides current SPS 8th graders details  for accessing and submitting your requests through The Source.

Registration Steps by Grade Level

We understand that this isn’t always an easy process.  We strongly encourage you to review the materials provided on the tabs below.

Please make sure you are looking at the correct grade band for resources.

12th Grade 2021-2022 Course Registration Guidelines 

Course List and Option Sheet

Counselor Presentation for Rising Seniors   

Please disregard any reference to on-line registration. You will be submitting the Course Option Sheet to the Registrar.


In a nutshell… Basic list of classes for a Senior (Class of 2022):

  • Social Studies one semester or year-long       
  • Math year-long
  • World Language year-long or PPR
  • APLA/CIHS year-long or 2 LA Options)
  • Science year-long   
  • Electives 1 year-long or 2 semesters

Courses that require an application or audition:

  • Jazz Band Adv, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble —Mr. Brown*
  • Orchestra – Symphony, Chamber—Ms. Gero‡ Vocal Jazz—Ms. Kent*
  • Leadership/Student Government—Ms. Plesha Yearbook—Mr. Rainwater

‡Auditions for Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will be held in the Spring. Email Ms. Gero at cegero@seattleschools.org to make an appointment. A successful audition is needed to confirm enrollment in these courses.

*Auditions for Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Band Adv and Jazz Lab will take place in the Spring. Check out the website for specific instruments: http://www.rooseveltjazz.org. A successful audition is needed to confirm enrollment in these courses.


Course Selection Process:   As simple as 1- 2- 3:

  1. Review your course history from your previous school(s). If you are coming from outside of the SPS District, please contact your RHS counselor to ensure selection of courses to meet your graduation requirements.
  2. Select 6 courses per semester (remember: core classes are year-long; electives may either be one semester or year-long) Remember to pick alternates (availability of electives is not guaranteed). Things to keep in mind: •  Select courses with care as changing them later may not be possible •  Choose wisely in terms of rigor. Do not select more than 3 advanced classes per semester without first discussing with your RHS Counselor and parent/guardian.
  3. Register for classes by submitting the completed Course Option Worksheet directly to our Registrar by one of the following methods:     
    • Submit the form electronically to: dtmiller@seattleschools.org
    • Print/scan the completed form to: dtmiller@seattleschools.org
    • Mail the completed form to the school:Roosevelt High School 1410 NE 66th St. Seattle, WA  98115 ATTN: Dana Miller, Registrar Please submit via one method only.

Please note:

  • Special Education students – Contact Tim Comstock (tacomstock@seattleschools.org) for a consultation. Your IEP teacher will submit your course requests to the Registrar for you.
  • ELL students – You should contact Ms. So (keso@seattleschools.org).
  • Interested in Running Start? Discuss this option with your RHS school counselor.
  • AP Government and AP Comparative Government -These courses involve high-level analytical thought and research. They progress quickly and require a significant amount of homework. If you select one of these courses, you are acknowledging that you have done your due diligence in confirming that this is a good decision. You will not be able to exit these courses later.
  • What’s the difference between AP LA and CIHS? Both are recognized as advanced coursework and merit equal recognition on the transcript. Both have relationships with outside programs: AP LA is associated with the College Board, and the Roosevelt CIHS courses in LA are tied to the University of Washington. What are the differences?
    •  To get college credit for AP LA, you need to pass the AP exam with a 3, 4, or 5 out of 5. The exam costs about $100.
    • To get college credit for CIHS, you need to register with UW, and you get the credits if you pass the class. The 5 UW credits cost $370. There are scholarships for both programs.
    • CIHS has specific content and relationships with UW professors. Margins and Centers investigates power and justice in society and through literature. Film as Literature studies visual rhetoric in film.
    • AP LA examines tensions in America while preparing for an exam that includes rhetorical analysis and persuasive writing.

  Still need help?

  •  Review all the materials on the RHS website.  This includes the Course Description Book, the Counselor Registration Presentation and written Guidelines, along with the Registration Instructions.
  • Talk with your parents or guardians if you haven’t already.
  • If you still have a question about what course to take, contact your RHS Counselor.

11th Grade 2021-2022 Course Registration Guidance 

Course List and Option Sheet

Counselor Presentation for Rising Juniors   

Please disregard any reference to on-line registration. You will be submitting the Course Option Sheet to the Registrar.


In a nutshell… Basic list of classes for a Junior (Class of 2023)

  • Social Studies year-long      
  • APLA/CIHS year-long or 2 LA Options)    
  • Science year-long
  • Math year-long                 
  • World Language year-long or PPR     
  • Electives 1 year-long or 2 semesters

Courses that require an application or audition

  • Jazz Band Adv, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble —Mr. Brown*
  • Orchestra – Symphony, Chamber—Ms. Gero‡ Vocal Jazz—Ms. Kent*
  • Leadership/Student Government—Ms. Plesha Yearbook—Mr. Rainwater

‡Auditions for Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will be held in the Spring. Email Ms. Gero at cegero@seattleschools.org to make an appointment. A successful audition is needed to confirm enrollment in these courses.
*Auditions for Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Band Adv and Jazz Lab will take place in the Spring. Check out the website for specific instruments: http://www.rooseveltjazz.org. A successful audition is needed to confirm enrollment in these courses.


Course Selection Process: As simple as 1- 2- 3:

  1. Review Course Option Worksheet for courses available to you. Consult Course Description Book for details.
  2. Select 6 courses per semester (remember: core classes are year-long; electives may either be one semester or year-long). Remember to pick alternates (availability of electives is not guaranteed).

Things to keep in mind:

  • Select courses with care as changing them later may not be possible
  • Choose wisely in terms of rigor. Do not select more than 3 advanced classes per semester without first discussing with your RHS Counselor and parent/guardian.
  1. Register for classes by submitting the completed Course Option Worksheet directly to our Registrar by one of the following methods:
    (Please submit via one method only)

Please note:

  • Special Education students – Contact Tim Comstock (tacomstock@seattleschools.org) for a consultation. Your IEP teacher will submit your course requests to the Registrar for you.
  • ELL students – You should contact Ms. So (keso@seattleschools.org).
  • Interested in Running Start?  Discuss this option when you meet with your RHS counselor.
  • AP U.S. History: This course involves high-level analytical thought and research. It progresses quickly and requires a significant amount of homework. If you select this course, you are acknowledging that you have done your due diligence in confirming that this is a good decision. You will not be able to exit this course later.
  • What’s the difference between AP LA and CIHS? Both are recognized as advanced coursework and merit equal recognition on the transcript. Both have relationships with outside programs: AP LA is associated with the College Board, and the Roosevelt CIHS courses in LA are tied to the University of Washington. What are the differences?
    To get college credit for AP LA, you need to pass the AP exam with a 3, 4, or 5 out of 5. The exam costs about $100. To get college credit for CIHS, you need to register with UW, and you get the credits if you pass the class. The 5 UW credits cost $370. There are scholarships for both programs.
    CIHS has specific content and relationships with UW professors. Margins and Centers investigates power and justice in society and through literature. Film as Literature studies visual rhetoric in film.  AP LA examines tensions in America while preparing for an exam that includes rhetorical analysis and persuasive writing.

Still need help?

  • Review all the materials on the RHS website.This includes the Course Description Book, the Counselor Registration Presentation and written Guidelines, along with the Registration Instructions.
  • Talk with your parents or guardians if you haven’t already.
  • If you still have a question about what course to take, contact your RHS Counselor.

10th Grade 2021-2022 Course Registration Guidelines 


Course List and Option Sheet

Counselor Presentation for Rising Sophomores   

Please disregard any reference to on-line registration. You will be submitting the Course Option Sheet to the Registrar.


In a nutshell… Basic list of classes for a Sophomore (Class of 2024)

  • AP Human Geo (Blocked or Non-blocked)
  • World Lit A/B (Blocked or Non-Blocked)
  • Biology A/B (see Course Option Worksheet for exceptions)
  • Math A/B
  • World Language A/B or PPR
  • 1 year-long or 2 semester electives

Courses that require an application or audition

  • Jazz Band Adv, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble —Mr. Brown*
  • Orchestra – Symphony, Chamber—Ms. Gero‡ Vocal Jazz—Ms. Kent*
  • Leadership/Student Government—Ms. Plesha Yearbook—Mr. Rainwater

‡Auditions for Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will be held in the Spring. Email Ms. Gero at cegero@seattleschools.org to make an appointment. A successful audition is needed to confirm enrollment in these courses.
*Auditions for Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Band Adv and Jazz Lab will take place in the Spring. Check out the website for specific instruments: http://www.rooseveltjazz.org. A successful audition is needed to confirm enrollment in these courses.


Course Selection Process: As simple as 1- 2- 3:

  1. Review Course Option Worksheet for courses available to you. Consult Course Description Book for details.
  2. Select 6 courses per semester (remember: core classes are year-long; electives may either be one semester or year-long) Remember to pick alternates (availability of electives is not guaranteed). Things to keep in mind:
  • Select courses with care as changing them later may not be possible
  • Choose wisely in terms of rigor. Do not select more than 3 advanced classes per semester without first discussing with your RHS Counselor and parent/guardian.

3.  Register for classes by submitting the completed Course Option Worksheet directly to our Registrar by one of the following methods:

  • Submit the form electronically to: dtmiller@seattleschools.org
  • Print/scan the completed form to : dtmiller@seattleschools.org
  • Mail the completed form to the school:
    • Roosevelt High School 
    • 1410 NE 66th St.
    • Seattle, WA  98115
    • ATTN: Dana Miller, Registrar
    • (Please submit by one method only)

Please note:


Still need help?

  • Review all the materials on the RHS website. This includes the Course Description Book, the Counselor Registration Presentation and written Guidelines, along with the Registration Instructions.
  • Talk with your parents or guardians if you haven’t already.
  • If you still have a question about what course to take, contact your RHS Counselor.

9th Grade 2021-2022 Course Registration Guidelines 

Course List and Option Sheet

Online Registration Instructions – provides current SPS 8th graders details for accessing and submitting your requests through The Source.


In a nutshell… Basic list of classes for a Freshman (Class of 2025):

  • Intro lit issue (this will be selected for you)             
  • World History (this will be selected for you)
  • Physics A/Chemistry A  (see Course Option Worksheet for exceptions) 
  • Math A/B (see Course Option Worksheet for guidance)
  • World Language A/B or PPR                                
  • 1 year-long or 2 semester electives

Remember that Health is generally taken during Freshman year. 

Please note:  Course availability may change without notification because of student selections.


Course Selection Process: As simple as 1- 2- 3:

  1. Review Course Option Worksheet for courses available to you. Consult Course Description Book for details.
  2. Select 6 courses per semester (remember: core classes are year-long; electives may either be one semester or year-long) You will need to pick alternates (availability of your primary elective choices is not guaranteed). Things to keep in mind:  Select courses with care as changing them later may not be possible
  3. Register for classes:

Current SPS 8th graders: complete the Course List and Option Sheet (at the very bottom of this page) and use this as a reference for on-line registration

(Also see “Online Registration Instructions” at the bottom of this page. This must be completed by May 3.)                                                                                                                  

Out of District Students:  complete the Course Option Worksheet (at the very bottom of this page) and send directly to our Registrar by one of the following methods:

Roosevelt High School 

1410 NE 66th St.

Seattle, WA  98115

ATTN: Dana Miller, Registrar

(Please submit by one method only)

Please note:


Still need help?

  • Review all the materials on the RHS website. This includes the Course Description Book and written Guidelines, along with the Registration Instructions.
  • Talk with your parents or guardians if you haven’t already.
  • If you still have a question about what course to take, contact your RHS Counselor.