Counselors will meet with current 9th-11th graders about creating an Academic Plan at the end of November-December 2nd. (Current 8th graders will choose classes in January. See more information below.) It is important that students realize they are selecting courses they would like for their schedule for next school year. And any additional courses added to their Academic Plan beyond next school year will be revisited and adjusted in the future. 

    Students are encouraged to reflect on their interests and strengths when selecting classes. As well as having conversations with parents, teachers and counselors to help navigate their  course load to find the best fit and balance. While choosing courses, please consider the following:

    • Your career aspirations.

      • There are lots of helpful resources available. Did you take any quizzes about careers or interests with your counselor through Naviance? To review or seek additional information, check the slides from the October College & Career Presentation.
      • Interested in being a nurse? Or an architect? Possibly a carpenter or a geologist? Browse the "Career Clusters" pages for ideas and KHS course suggestions. These pages can also be bound in the back of the Course Book (Pgs 143-154).  Or check out the "Career Exploration" board in the Counseling hallway.
    • Post-secondary goals.

      • What are your plans after high school? College? Military? Trade School? We are all on different paths. Let's work on finding yours.
    • Create a rigorous but balanced course load.

      • Challenge yourself, but don't over do it. You need to be a healthy human.
    • Choose classes that correlate to your interests. 

      • School might be more fun if you take classes that spark your curiosity. Also, dare to try new things. 


    Students will have through December 16th to complete their plan. 

     Helpful Links:

    Course Registration for Incoming Freshman for the 2023-2024 School Year

    The Kirkwood High School grade level counselors will be going over to the middle schools in the middle of January 2023 to give presentations to the current 8th graders about course selection for the 2023-2024 school year at KHS.

    • January 17th - North Kirkwood Middle School

    • January 18th - Nipher Middle School

    For New Student information, please check out our Prospective Students page. 

    If you have questions or concerns, contact your Grade Level or College & Career Counselor. We are here to provide support and counsel.

    9th GRADE (Class of 2026): Counselor: Joe.Fisch@kirkwoodschools.org

    10th GRADE (Class of 2025): Counselor: Rachel.Cosic@kirkwoodschools.org / Cindy.Coronado@kirkwoodschools.org - sub for Mrs. Cosic during her maternity leave

    11th GRADE (Class of 2024): Counselor: Robin.Giden-Kennedy@kirkwoodschools.org

    College & Career Counselor (Last Names starting A-K): Joshua.Jaworowski@kirkwoodschools.org

    College & Career Counselor (Last Name starting L-Z): Abby.Peterson@kirkwoodschools.org