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Course Registration 2024-25

We understand that this isn’t always an easy process. We strongly encourage you to read through the information here and then scroll down to see instructions for your grade. There you will find Registration Guidelines and a Course Option Worksheet, both with details on completing course selection.

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

If you have questions, please review the materials provided (Course Description Book, Course Option Worksheet, and Course Guidelines.) If you still have questions, please send an email to your RHS Counselor (based on the student’s last name.)

Counselor Information

Ms. Carrie Richard, Last names A-D
Mr. Ron Stuart, Last names E-Ki
Ms. Courtney Judkins, Last names Kj-Ri
Mr. Frank Heffernan, Last names Rj-Z

How to submit your requests

  1. Current 8th graders at a SPS Middle School must submit their course requests online via the student’s source account. Online registration closes on April 26th. If you miss that deadline, follow the instruction below.
  2. Students coming from other SPS High School, Private School, or from outside of the district will need to fill out the course option worksheet and email, mail, or drop it off at Roosevelt.
  3. If you need a paper copy of the Course Option Worksheet, please contact Roosevelt’s main office at 206-252-4810.

Course Description Book – more details for every course we may offer next year. Please note that not all classes listed may be available.

SPS Introduction to High School Course Registration

The SPS Introduction to High School Course Registration provides an introduction to the registration process, overview of graduation requirements, recommended course sequence and class descriptions.

The documents are designed to assist you in making informed, education decisions in preparation for your future and to complement the information below. This information has been translated into the most common languages used by SPS families. You can find the Introduction to High School Course Registration guide on the district website.

Registration Instructions by Grade Level

These instructions are for current 8th graders and new (transferring) high school students.

12th Grade Course Option worksheet 2024-25

Basic list of classes for a Senior (Class of 2025):

  • Social Studies (one semester or year-long)
  • Language Arts (year-long)
  • Math (year-long) optional if graduation requirements have been met
  • World Language (year-long) or PPR – optional if graduation requirements have been met
  • Science (year-long) optional if graduation requirements have been met
  • Enough year-long or semester electives to fill your schedule

If you haven’t taken Health, you must take it in 12th grade.

Courses that require an application or audition:

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. A successful audition is needed to confirm enrollment in these courses.

Auditions for Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band Adv and Jazz Lab will take place in the Spring. Check out the Roosevelt Jazz website for specific instruments:

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

  1. Review: your course history; you want to ensure selection of courses to meet your graduation requirements.
  2. Select: 6 courses per semester (remember: most core classes are year-long; Primary electives may either be one semester or year-long). Be sure to pick different alternate electives because availability of Primary electives is not guaranteed.
  3. Register: for classes: Students should note their requests on the Course Option Worksheet and submit it to Roosevelt via mail, email (dtmiller@seattleschools.org) or via in-person drop-off.

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 current Counselor and parent/guardian.

Please note:

  • Special Education students – Contact Mr. James Brock (jrbrock@seattleschools.org) for an intake interview.
  • ELL/ML students – Contact Ms. Pewitt (jmpewitt@seattleschools.org) if you have program questions. For general course questions for ELL/ML students, contact your future Roosevelt counselor.
  • Interested in Running Start? Email your RHS school counselor to discuss this option.
  • AP US Govt Politics 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 need to have done your due diligence in considering the decision to take either of these courses. You will NOT be able to exit these courses later and take a less rigorous course instead.

Still need help?

  • Review all the materials on the RHS website. This includes the Course Description Book, and written Guidelines.
  • Talk with your parents or guardians if you haven’t already.
  • If you still have a question about what course to take, speak with your current counselor or email your future Roosevelt counselor.

11th Grade Course Option worksheet 2024-25

Basic list of classes for a Junior (Class of 2026):

  • Social Studies (year-long)
  • Language Arts (year-long)
  • Math (year-long)
  • World Language (year-long) or PPR
  • Science (year-long)
  • Enough year-long or Semester electives to fill your schedule

If you haven’t taken Health, you must take it in 11th grade.

Courses that require an application or audition:

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, Jazz Band Adv and Jazz Lab will take place in the Spring. Check out the Roosevelt Jazz website for specific instruments. 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; you want to ensure selection of courses to meet your graduation requirements.
  2. Select: 6 courses per semester (remember: most core classes are year-long; Primary electives may either be one semester or year-long). Be sure to pick different Alternate electives because availability of Primary electives is not guaranteed.
  3. Register: for classes; Student should note their requests on the course option worksheet and submit it to Roosevelt via mail, email (dtmiller@seattleschools.org) or via in-person drop-off.

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.

Please note:

  • Special Education students – Contact Mr. James Brock (jrbrock@seattleschools.org) to schedule an intake interview.
  • ELL/ML students –Contact Ms. Pewitt (jmpewitt@seattleschools.org) if you have program questions. For general course questions for ELL/ML students, contact your future Roosevelt counselor.
  • Interested in Running Start? Submit requests for a full schedule at Roosevelt and email your Roosevelt school counselor to discuss this option.
  • AP US History – This courses involves high-level analytical thought and research. It progresses quickly and requires a significant amount of homework. If you select this course, you need to have done your due diligence in considering the decision to take the course. You will NOT be able to exit this course later and take a less rigorous course instead.
  • 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 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 cost $118 for the 2023-24 school year. 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 approximately $400. There are scholarships for both programs. CIHS has specific content and relationships with UW professors. See our course description book for detailed information about these three courses.

Still need help?

  • Review all the materials on the RHS website. This includes the Course Description Book, and written Guidelines.
  • Talk with your parents or guardians if you haven’t already.
  • If you still have a question about what course to take, speak with your current counselor or email your future Roosevelt counselor.

10th Grade Course Option Worksheet 2024-25

Basic list of classes for a Sophomore (Class of 2027):

  • Ethnic Studies World History 3 (semester long)
  • World Lit 10 A/B (year-long)
  • Biology A/B (year-long) see Course Option Worksheet for exceptions
  • Math A/B (year-long)
  • World Language A/B (year-long) or PPR
  • Enough year long or semester electives to fill your schedule

If you haven’t taken Health in your Freshman year, you must take it in 10th grade.

Courses that require an application or audition:

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 Roosevelt Jazz website for specific instruments. 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; you want to ensure selection of courses to meet your graduation requirements.
  2. Select: 6 courses per semester (remember: most core classes are year-long with Eth Studies World Hist 3 being a semester; Primary electives may either be one semester or year-long). You will need to pick different Alternate electives because availability of Primary electives is not guaranteed.
  3. Register: for classes: Students should note their requests on the Course Option Worksheet and submit it to Roosevelt via mail, email (dtmiller@seattleschools.org) or via in-person drop off.

Please note:

  • Special Education students – Contact Mr. James Brock (jrbrock@seattleschools.org) to schedule an intake interview.
  • ELL/ML students – Contact Ms. Pewitt (jmpewitt@seattleschools.org) if you have program questions. For general course questions for ELL/ML students, contact your future Roosevelt counselor.

Still need help?

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

9th Grade Course Option worksheet 2024-25

Welcome to Roosevelt!

  1. Registration for our incoming Freshmen class will begin 4/15/24.  We will notify our new students and families via email when registration is open and where to find the links and information on our website.  Current 8th graders who attend a SPS middle school will do online registration, available through 4/26/24. After 4/26/24 they will need to submit the Course Option worksheet (with their course requests noted) to Roosevelt. All incoming 9th graders who are new to SPS will not have access to online registration. Please fill out the course option worksheet and return it to Roosevelt.
  2. Roosevelt counselors will be hosting two (virtual) registration help sessions: Wed. 4/17/24 and Wed. 4/24/24. Both sessions will run from 3:00 – 4:00pm

The Teams link for April 17th and 24th drop in advising from 3-4PM or Click here to join the meeting

9th Grade Registration Video 2024 – 25

Basic list of classes for a Freshman (Class of 2028):

  • World History 1 (semester-long)
  • Intro Lit & Comp 9 A/B (year-long)
  • Physics A/Chemistry B (year-long)
  • Math A/B (year-long)
  • Health (semester-long)
  • World Language A/B (year-long) or PPR
  • Enough year-long or semester electives to fill your schedule

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

  1. Plan: your courses for the next four years; you want to ensure selection of courses to meet your graduation requirements.
  2. Select: 6 courses per semester (remember: most core classes are year-long while World Hist 1 is just a semester; Primary electives may either be one semester or year-long). You will need to pick different Alternate electives because availability of Primary electives is not guaranteed.
  3. Register for classes: current SPS students should use the online portal ( available through April 26th.) All other students will submit their request by marking them on the course option worksheet and returning that to Roosevelt; either via email (dtmiller@seattleschools.org), drop off, or US postal service. After April 26th all students must use the Course Option Worksheet to submit requests to Roosevelt.

Please note:

  • Special Education students – Contact Mr. James Brock (jrbrock@seattleschools.org) to schedule an intake interview.
  • ELL/ML students – Contact Ms. Pewitt (jmpewitt@seattleschools.org) if you have program questions. For general course questions for ELL/ML students, contact your future Roosevelt counselor.

Still need help?

  • Review all the materials on the RHS website. This includes the Counselors’ Video, Course Description Book, and written Guidelines, along with the Online Registration Instructions.
  • Talk with your parents or guardians if you haven’t already
  • If you still have a question about what courses to take, speak with your current counselor or email your future Roosevelt counselor

Not Attending in 2024-25?

If your plans have changed and you will not be attending Roosevelt High School or any other SPS school, you must notify the Admissions office with Seattle Public Schools. Please go to the Seattle Public Schools website and type in “Not attending next year” in the search field. This link will be open sometime in early April.

You can also send an email to our Registrar, Ms. Dana Miller dtmiller@seattleschools.org.