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Overview Course Registration 2022-23

Please 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.

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Registration Steps by Next Year’s 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.

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 student’s RHS Counselor, based on your student’s last name.

If you are waitlisted at another school, you should still fill out and submit the Course Option Worksheet just in case a seat at your Choice school does not open.

If you need a paper copy of the Course Option Worksheet (or for Juniors/Seniors a paper copy of the AP Social Studies Contract), please email dtmiller@seattleschools.org and we will mail one to you.

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

12th Grade (Class of 2023) 2022-2023 Course Registration Guidelines 

AP Social Studies Contract

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

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

  • 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.

  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. Register for classes by submitting the completed Course Option Worksheet (and the AP Social Studies Contract if you are requesting one of those courses) directly to our Registrar by one of the following methods (please submit via one method only):     

Select 6 courses per semester (remember: most core classes are year-long; electives may either be one semester or year-long) Be sure 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.

Please note:

  • Special Education students – Contact Alan Linney (awlinney@seattleschools.org) for a consultation. Your IEP teacher will submit your course requests to the Registrar for you.
  • ELL students – You should contact Ms. Holly Howe (hacotton@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 will need to sign and submit (with your Course Option Worksheet) our AP Social Studies contract and with that 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 $400. 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 (Class of 2024) 2022-2023 Course Registration Guidance 

AP Social Studies Contract

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

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

  • Social Studies year-long (Either Eth. Studies US History or AP US History)    
  • 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 the 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). Be sure to pick alternates (availability of electives is not guaranteed).
  3. Register for classes by submitting the completed Course Option Worksheet directly (and AP Social Studies Contract if you are selecting AP US History A/B) to our Registrar by one of the following methods (please submit via one method only):

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 Alan Linney (awlinney@seattleschools.org) for a consultation. Your IEP teacher will submit your course requests to the Registrar for you.
  • ELL students – You should contact Ms. Holly Howe (hacotton@seattleschools.org).
  • Interested in Running Start?  Discuss this option when you meet with your RHS counselor.
  • AP US 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 will need to sign and submit (with your Course Option Worksheet) our AP Social Studies contract and with that 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 $400. 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, 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 (Class of 2025) 2022-2023 Course Registration Guidelines

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

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

  • Ethnic Studies World History 3
  • World Lit A/B
  • 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

If you didn’t take Health in your Freshman year, we recommend that you take it in 10th grade.

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: most core classes are year-long except for the semester long Eth. Studies World History 3; electives may either be one semester or year-long) Be sure 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.
  • Register for classes by submitting the completed Course Option Worksheet directly to our Registrar by one of the following methods (Please submit by one method only):

Roosevelt High School 

1410 NE 66th St. Seattle, WA  98115

ATTN: Dana Miller, Registrar

Please note:


Still need help?

  • Review all the materials on the RHS website. This includes the Course Description Book, 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 (Class of 2026) 2022-2023 Course Registration Guidelines

In a nutshell… Basic list of classes for a Freshman (Class of 2026):

  • Intro Lit Comp 9 A/B (this will be selected for you)             
  • World History 1/2 (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 and staffing changes.

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

  1. Review Course Option Worksheet for courses available to you. Consult the 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:
    • Complete the Course Option Worksheet and send it directly to our Registrar by one of the following methods:
      • Submit the completed form via email as an attachment to: mnmckenzie@seattleschools.org
      • Print/scan/or take a photo then email the completed form to : mnmckenzie@seattleschools.org
      • Mail the completed form to the school:
        • Roosevelt High School
          1410 NE 66th St.
          Seattle, WA 98115
          ATTN: Dana Miller, Registrar

Not Attending in 2022-2023?

If your plans have changed and your student will not be attending Roosevelt or any other SPS school next Fall, please complete the “Not Attending Next Year” District Form.

Please fill out the online form to notify the district of your change in plans.