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Tips for Deciding Your Class Schedule


Rachel Habing

Juniors going on to senior year have received their registration cards for the 2016-2017 school year with sophomores and freshman soon to follow. Picking what classes to take can be a very stressful and daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 tips for picking the courses that will make next school year as successful as possible.

Navigate the list of available classes with information about homework requirements.

Navigate the list of available classes with information about homework requirements.

  • Know your schedule. Knowing what extracurricular activities you plan on doing will help you determine how much time you will have for homework.
  • Talk to teachers. They will help you determine your skill level and what classes would be best for you. Talking to the teachers of classes you may want to take will help you determine exactly what the class entails and how much work the class will be.
  • Talk to classmates. Talking to peers who have taken the classes you are considering will help tell what the class is like from another student’s perspective. Classmates can tell you how the class fit in with their schedule of classes and how much homework the class included.
  • Know your options. Look at the course book on the La Cueva website and know what classes are available. Explore options like dual enrollment and CEC as well.
  • Know your goals for the future. While you don’t have to have your whole life planned out, having an idea of what career field you want to go into can determine what classes you should take to prepare for  college coursework.




  1. B.H.M says:

    I am going into my sophomore year at La Cueva I wish I could have read this article as an 8th grader. These tips are very helpful and knowing now what I know,I feel like I can make a better decision about classes I take next year. Some kids are going in blind and I think this article is really eye opening.


  2. PZG says:

    This article is extremely well written! It has no grammatical errors, and it flows very well. The separate paragraphs create an awesome article and it follows the feature article criteria very well.


  3. N.J. says:

    I wish I had read this before picking my classes for next year! The best tip was “get another student’s perspective” because you may see the class as easy, but in reality it isn’t. Some very valid tips to help me get through the next couple of years.


  4. Mackenzie Balduini says:

    I agree strongly with this piece, because knowing what you sign up for is a big part in enjoying your entire school year. If you sign up for an elective you enjoy, then it will make your life easier.


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