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Course Selection Process

Course Selections

During the Spring of each school year, students and parents are involved in the process of making course requests and planning for the following year with their counselor. We balance student requests with the classes needed to graduate on time.


The sequence of classes that students follow depends on the specific program they are enrolled in: Academic Center, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) Cohort, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP), and Wall-to-Wall IBMYP College Prep.  

All students should plan their four-year course of study with their counselor using the requirements for their program. Morgan Park offers options for students to earn their requirements, take electives, and earn Early College Credit.

Every student at Morgan Park will be scheduled for seven classes per semester, or 300 minutes of instructional time, and lunch.


Any schedule changes after the first marking period may jeopardize credit and class rank.

Written requests for schedule changes for the fall semester are accepted in the Counseling Office until June 16. Requests for changes must be made to the student's counselor by a parent in writing, via email or letter. Before the counselor submits changes to the programmer, a parent-teacher-student conference or parent-administrator conference should occur if the request is not related to a programming error.

300 minutes of instructional time is the minimum requirement for all student programs (seven 50-minute periods).


Students who wish to register for any classes off campus (Youth Ministry, Evening School, St. Xavier, Olive Harvey CCC, etc.) must see their counselor to obtain a permission slip. A student who registers without counselor approval may not be awarded credit for a course taken. A school administrator must give final approval.