• Counselors will meet with current KHS 9th-11th graders about creating an Academic Plan at the end of January 2024. (Current Kirkwood 8th graders will choose classes in February. 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 found at the back of the Course Book. Also, check out the "Career Exploration" information 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 January 31st to complete their plan. 

    Helpful Links:
    Course Description Book

    Academic Planner Worksheets:

    Core Classes 2024-2025

    Freshman Course Selection Sheet & Electives 2024-2025

    Sophomore Electives 2024-2025

    Junior Electives 2024-2025

    Senior Electives 2024-2025

    Freshman (Class of 2027) Course Selection Presentation: 

    Rising Sophomores - Academic Planner Presentation for FALL 2024

    Sophomore (Class of 2026) Course Selection Presentation: 

    Rising Juniors - Academic Planner Presentation for FALL 2024

    Junior (Class of 2025) Course Selection Presentation: 

    Rising Seniors - Academic Planner Presentation for FALL 2024

    'How To Create an Academic Plan' Video:

    Course Registration for Incoming Freshman for the 2024-2025 School Year

    The Kirkwood High School grade level counselors will be going over to the middle schools at the beginning of February 2024 to give presentations to the current 8th graders about course selection for the 2024-2025 school year at KHS.

    February 9th - North Kirkwood Middle School

    February 2nd - Nipher Middle School

    For more 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: Taylor.Sebestik@kirkwoodschools.org - Class of 2027
    10th Grade:  Joe.Fisch@kirkwoodschools.org - Class of 2026
    11th Grade: Rachel.Cosic@kirkwoodschools.org - Class of 2025
    12th Grade: Robin.Giden-Kennedy@kirkwoodschools.org - Class of 2024 & Class of 2028

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

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