Course Selection 23-24

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.

We are currently finalizing this document for the 2023-2024 school year, and we are working on creating supporting materials and recruiting community partner organizations to support this work.

Below, you can find links to important information as well as timelines for the course selection process and for student and family information events. In addition, you can find a frequently asked questions document

In the meantime, you can find the draft version of the document below. You can also find a link to the slideshow presentation.


Timeline for course selections

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

High school course catalog information sessions:


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