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Scheduling for 2021-2022 School Year

Scheduling Timeline
Jan 19 & 20 - Scheduling Presentation from OOHS Guidance during Homebase
Jan 19 - Students (grade 9-11) begin entering schedule requests in PowerSchool
Jan 25 - Mentorship & Teacher Academy applications due
Jan 26 & 28 - Counselors collect freshmen course requests during English classes
Jan 29 - Marketing applications due
Feb 1 & 2 - Counselors collect sophomore course requests during English classes
Feb 9 & 11 - Counselors collect junior course requests during English classes
April 1 - Intent form due for College Credit Plus
May 27 - Last day to make a change to your requested schedule

Scheduling for Current CDL Students
CDL Students will meet with a high school counselor in the library of OOHS on the following dates/times.   
Thursday, January 21st  - Rising Freshmen - 12pm - 2pm
Friday, January 22nd - Rising Freshmen - 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday, January 27th  - Rising Sophomores - 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday, February 3rd - Rising Juniors - 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday, February 10 - Rising Seniors - 12pm - 2pm

Scheduling Resources
2021-2022 Course Planning Guide
Course Recommendation Override form


Visual Arts
Choosing a Visual Arts course is an exciting time for students but can also be difficult or confusing because of all the options! All students wanting to take art classes must first take a semester of Art 1, a foundations course for all other art classes. View this short PowerPoint to see for yourself what each art program entails.

Performing Arts
Here are the all the Performing Arts courses available to the incoming freshmen.  

  • Choir - Auditions for 2021-22 OOHS Above the Noise (acapella) and Jazz/Dance Choir will be the week before spring break, March 22-25, and will be VIRTUAL.  Follow OrangeChoirs on Twitter for updates!  Here are the choir courses available at OOHS. 
  • Theatre - NEW Theatre Courses for 21-22. There is something for everyone. Social Justice Theatre, Modern Musical Theatre, and Performance Ensemble, just to name a few. Contact Ms. Swain-Abrams with any questions.

Calling all writers, photographers, page designers and video producers – The Orange Media journalism program needs you! If you are interested, sign up to take Introduction to Journalism when you register for classes next year. If you take Intro, you are eligible to take Web Journalism, Yearbook, Broadcast or The Courier.  Contact Journalism teacher, Kari Phillips or Broadcast Journalism teacher, Brian Nicola with any questions. 

Every career involves the business field. Therefore, you/your student needs an understanding of the business world regardless of what career path is chosen. Current sophomore and junior student may sign up to join the marketing class and DECA association for the 2021-2022 school year.  There are a lot of benefits to taking this course, such as: 

  • College credit for Marketing 1230: Customer Service and Sales (3 credit hours @ CSCC) with no high-pressure test at the end of the course. 
  • Develop skills in sales and promotion/advertising. 
  • Hands on business experience in Fort Orange and through DECA. 
  • Be a member of DECA! 
  • A more attractive college application thanks to DECA. 
  • Additional scholarship opportunities through DECA. 
  • DECA cords for graduation! 
  • Local and out of state FIELD TRIPS! (DECA International competition 2022 is in Atlanta, Georgia - optional). 
  • Learn how to make money!  
  • A clearer direction of which specialized business career path to choose.

Follow this link to access the application.  Applications are due January 29.  

Mentorship I & II
This early-release course, open to juniors and seniors, assists college-bound students to answer the following questions:  What do I want to do for a career after college? Which colleges have my major? Where do I want to go to college?  Mentorship students will gain firsthand experience in a college-oriented internship in the career of their choice, while in high school.  In addition, students will complete career assessments, learn more about various careers, salaries, benefits, resumes, and professional portfolios, among other life-planning activities.  Selection is based on an easy application process, by scanning the QR Code below.  Applications are due by January 25. 

Teacher Academy
The goal of Teacher Academy is to prepare high school juniors and seniors to enter a post-secondary education program.  This yearlong course is scheduled the last two periods of the day and allows students to spend almost 100 hours in classrooms learning what teaching is about. Students can earn college credit upon completion of this course.  Scan the QR code below to apply. Applications are due by January 25. 

College Credit Plus