2023-2024 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SELECTIONS

The Manchester School District High School Course Catalog for the 2023-2024 school year is now available. Click the button below to access the English version online – please note: translated versions as well as printed copies will be available soon. Digital versions will be posted online and shared via email and printed copies will be distributed at schools and at informational events.

This page includes general information about high school course selections for 2023-2024. This includes a timeline of the course selection process as well as details on information sessions. You can also find a link to an FAQ document as well as other background information.

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Click the image above to access Manchester School District's 2023-2024 High School Course Catalog.

WELCOME

The program of studies is the course catalog for Manchester’s high schools. The document has received a large overhaul for the coming school year. Bigger picture, we are working to overhaul the way we engage with students and families during the course selection process. Our hope is to make the process as clear and smooth as possible.

In the month of February, schools will be holding information sessions on the course selection process with students and families in Grade 8-Grade 11. In addition, many of our community partner organizations are holding events to share information with families.

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Hello, Xello!

This year, students starting from middle school up to high school have begun using a program called Xello. The general idea behind Xello is that, early on, students begin exploring potential career pathways. Xello helps students build the skills, knowledge and plans to be ready for their future. This fits in nicely with our revised course catalog, helping students understand which paths they can take to get where they want to go.  For middle school students in particular, using Xello will be especially helpful as they begin thinking about high school.

You can learn more about Xello and the student experience at www.xello.world.

COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE

November: Draft course catalog approved by Board of School Committee

January: Course numbers created in Aspen and catalog finalized

Early February: High schools hold student and family information sessions (more details below)

February 6-10: High school teachers enter course recommendations

February 13-17: 8th Grade teachers enter course recommendations

February 13-17: High school students select courses online

February 21-24: 8th Grade students select courses online

February 13-24: Guidance review of course requests

February 27-March 3: Winter vacation week

March: Guidance clean-up of course selections

April: Teacher assignments and schedule build

IMPORTANT LINKS

COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION SESSIONS

Each of our four high schools will be holding informational sessions, with some focused directly on students and others open to families as well. You can find details on all of these sessions below.

SCHOOLS

Manchester School of Technology

Student sessions

February 8: 11th Grade (during school day)

February 9: 10th Grade (during school day)

February 10: 9th Grade (during school day)

Family sessions

February 2 at 5:45 p.m. (during open house) – Brennan Center

February 2 at 6:45 p.m. (during open house) – Brennan Center

February 14 at 10 a.m. – online question and answer session

Memorial High School

Student sessions

February 7 – In class review of program of studies (all day)

February 8 – Extended advisory – guidance counselors meet with students

February 9 from 3-4 p.m. – After-school question and answer session

Family sessions

February 6 at 6 p.m. in auditorium – Family information session 1

February 7 from 8-10 a.m. in library – Family information session 2

February 8 at 6 p.m. in auditorium – 8th Grade family night

Central High School

Student sessions

February 7 – In class review of program of studies (all day)

February 8 – Extended advisory – guidance counselors meet with students

February 9 from 3-4 p.m. – After-school question and answer session

Family sessions

February 6 at 6 p.m. in library8th Grade family night

February 7 at 6 p.m. in library – Grades 9, 10 and 11 family information session

February 8 from 8-10:30 a.m. in libraryDrop-in family information session

West High School

Student sessions

February 7 – In class review of program of studies (all day)

February 8 – Extended advisory – guidance counselors meet with students

February 9 from 3-4 p.m. – After-school question and answer session

Family sessions

February 13 at 6 p.m. in auditoriumFamily information event 1

February 14 at 10 a.m. in library – Family information event 2

February 15 at 12 p.m. in library – Family information event 3