9th Grade Planning Guide

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    Virtual Parent Night for Incoming 9th Graders

    Watch the April 28th, 9th grade Central School Counselors Wendy Eidem and Ashley Welke talk about course requests and answer questions for incoing 9th graders - Video: Class 2026 Spring Virtual Parent Night  

    NOTE: The video is over an hour long and may take time to load.

    You can also view the slide deck for the Virtual Parent Night (PDF).


  • As you enter the doors of Central Senior High School, you are embarking on a four-year journey filled with fun, hard work, planning and celebrations. It is certain your plan will shift and change over the next four years, but the end result is the same for each and every one of you - to walk across that stage and receive your diploma.

    To receive a Central Senior High School diploma, students must meet the graduation requirements set by Saint Paul Public Schools. View SPPS Graduation Requirements Here.


  • We strongly recommend students and families work on learning about the courses Central has to offer and gather questions to ask their middle school teachers and counselors.

    Students can start thinking about the classes they want to take and read course descriptions in the Central Course Guide for 2022-2023. Students can use the 9th Grade Course Request Worksheet to narrow down the classes available to take, in addition to making sure they have enough courses, credits and alternative courses to request after April 28. 

    Our goal is for students and families to be confident with the courses they choose, so there is a smoother transition in September by being in the classes students are interested in.


  • Required Courses for 9th Graders

    English

    All 9th grade students will be scheduled for Quest English 9.

    Social Studies

    Choose One:

    • World History
    • World History Accelerated

    Science

    Choose One:

    • Biology
    • Biology Accelerated
    • Physical Science (If you did not have physical or earth science in middle school)

    Students should check with their current science teacher if there are questions about what science course they should ask for. You can find complete science course descriptions in the 2022-2023 Course Guide.

    Mathematics

    Choose One:

    **Check the Course Guide for the math course sequence if you have questions about what course to take when.

    • Intermediate Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Geometry Accelerated

    Students should check with their current math teacher if there are questions about what science course they should ask for. You can find complete math course descriptions in the 2022-2023 Course Guide.

    Physical Education

    Students are required to take one of the following Physical Education classes before they graduate. We recommend 9th grade students take one of these classes so the graduation requirement is already met before they go into upper grades.

    • 9/10 Individual and Team Sports
    • Strength & Fitness Training
    • Racquet and Paddle Sports

    Electives

    The remainder of student schedules will be filled with elective classes. Although elective course options are limited as a 9th grader, as they move through high school, more will be available. Elective courses available include, but not limited to: World Languages, German/French Immersion, Arts, AVID, Career & Technology, Science, Math, Physical Education, Science Electives, Social Studies Electives.

    Find all course numbers and descriptions in the 2022-2023 Course Guide

     

     

     

Counselor Contact

  • Contact List


    Counselor Assigned by Student's Last Name

    Ms. Mai Sue Lee (she/her)
    9-11th grade
    students with last names A-CAR
    CLASS 2023 -
    students with last names A-CAR
    Goggle Voice/Text: 612-217-2070
    email: maisue.lee@spps.org

    Schedule a meeting with Ms. Lee online!

    Ms. Wendy Eidem (she/her)
    9-11th grade students with last names CAS-GAT
    CLASS 2023 - students with last names CAS-D and I-J
    email: wendy.eidem@spps.org
    Goggle Voice/Text: 651-419-1980
    phone: 651-744-4029

    Schedule a meeting with Ms. Eidem online! - Beginning August 25

    Ms. Kathleen Karp (she/her)
    9-11th grade students with last names GAU-KAM
    CLASS 2023 - students with last names E-H
    email: kathleen.karp@spps.org
    phone: 651-744-4916

    Ms. Ashley Welke (she/her)
    9-11th grade students with last names KAN-MOG
    CLASS 2023 - students with last names K-MIT

    email: ashley.welke@spps.org
    Goggle Voice/Text: 612-548-4485

    phone: 651-744-6014
    Schedule a meeting with Ms. Welke online!

    Mr. Michael Biermaier (he/him)
    9-11th grade students with last names MOH-ROA
    CLASS 2023 - students with last names MIU-ROA
    email: michael.biermaier@spps.org
    phone: 651-744-3739
    Schedule a meeting with Mr. Biermaier online!

    Ms. Heidi Elliott (she/her)
    9-11th grade students with last names ROB-TRAP
    CLASS 2023 - students with last names ROB-TRAP
    email: heidi.elliott@spps.org
    phone: TBD

    Mx. Micha Langenberg (they/them)
    "Mx. is pronounced "Mix"
    9-11th grade students with last names TRAQ-Z
    CLASS 2023 - students with last names TRAQ-Z
    email: micha.langenberg@spps.org
    Goggle Voice/Text: 612-548-4315
    phone: 651-744-3946