Incoming Freshman Course Selection

Course scheduling has started for the 2016-2017 school year. Learn more about course selection and how to prepare your child for their first year at Hempfield High School.

FAQ Course Selection Videos 
  • Required Courses for 9th Graders
  • This video reviews the credit requirements for incoming ninth graders, emphasizing that all students must schedule eight credits (not classes) each school year.
  • Teacher Recommendation Explanation
    This video explains how teacher recommendations are made, and how that determines student placement for scheduling in ninth grade.
  • Why Do I Need to Select 5 Elective Classes?
    This video explains what electives are and details why each student needs to choose at least five electives as alternates for scheduling.
  • How Do I Find the Curriculum Guide? 
    This video will help you locate the curriculum guide on the Hempfield School District website. The curriculum guide includes the course descriptions for classes offered at the high school.
  • NCAA Overview for High School Students
    If your child plans to play collegiate sports at the Division 1 or Division 2 level, this video will explain you where to locate the NCAA approved courses in the curriculum guide, and emphasize the need to schedule college prep and honors classes while your child is in high school.
College Prep and Honor Courses
Career Exploration Resources