Parent Letter for Course Selections


Northside Independent School District

John Jay High School

7611 Marbach Road

San Antonio, Texas 78227



Mr. Jay Sumpter                                                                                                                   Dr. Brian Woods

Principal                                                                                                                                  Superintendent



Dear Parent/Guardian                                                                                                                                        


It is time to begin the process of selecting your student's courses for the upcoming school year. There are several steps to this process and your input is critical.


Step 1 - Counselors will meet with students to discuss the following:

• Review graduation requirements and create/update a 4-year graduation plan

• Review endorsement strands and course sequences

• Share which course options are available to students for the upcoming school year (both required courses and elective options)


Step 2 - At home, please take the time to speak with your student and review the High School Course Selection Catalog (link is below). This resource outlines course options available to students, course descriptions, and course requirements. This information will help you make an informed decision when selecting courses.


Step 3 - Students will visit with their counselor in the coming weeks. Counselors will help students verify their course selections online for the upcoming school year.


Step 4 - A paper copy of all courses selected by your student will be given to your student for you to review, sign, and return back to the school. If you would like to make changes to the course selections, please do so directly on the form provided so the school can enter the correct information in the system.

Remember the course descriptions and requirements for each course are outlined in the Course Selection Catalog (link is provided above) and should assist you in making an informed decision regarding each course.

Thank you in advance for your involvement in this process.

Please contact our Counseling Department at 210-397-2732 if you have any questions.