10th Grade Planning Guide

  • We strongly recommend students and families work on learning about the courses Central has to offer during the 2022-2023 school year and gather questions to ask their current teachers and counselors. There are new courses being offered!

    You can start thinking about the classes you want to take and read course descriptions in the Central Course Guide for 2022-2023. As you start to know more about what courses you want to take, you can use the 10th Grade Course Request Worksheet to make sure you have enough courses, enough credits and alternative courses. 

    The Central Senior High School Counseling Department has developed the Scheduling Policy to ensure all students have equal access to Central courses.  This policy ensures counselors and other staff provide students with required and elective courses, along with participating in specialty programs (IB, Career Pathways, PSEO, etc.). The year-long schedule is built around the courses requested last spring by students, therefore it can be difficult to change a student’s schedule once it has been created. 

    Our goal is for students and families to be confident with the courses they want to take, so there is a smoother transition in September by being in the classes students are interested in. You can view the entire Central Schedule Change Policy here.


  • Required Courses

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

    English

    Choose One:

    • Quest English 10 (MYP)

    Social Studies

    Choose One:

    • Human Geography (1 semester)
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography (full year)

    Science

    Choose One:

    • Biology OR Biology Accelerated
    • Chemistry OR Chemistry Accelerated
    • AP/IB Chemistry

    Check with your science teacher for an appropriate course to request if you are accelerated in math or have questions about what level you should be in. You can also find science course descriptions on page 50 of the Course Guide 2022-2023.

    Mathematics

    Choose One:

    • Geometry OR Geometry Accelerated
    • Algebra 2 OR Algebra 2 Accelerated
    • Pre-Calculus

    Check with your math teacher for an appropriate course to request if you are accelerated in math or have questions about what level you should be in. You can also look at the math course sequence on page 40 of the Course Guide 2022-2023.
     

    Health

    All 10th grade students take one semester of Health, Individual & Community (1 semester).

    Critical Ethnic Studies

    Starting with the class of 2025, students are required to take and successfully complete Critical Ethnic Studies (1 semester) for graduation.

    Middle Years Program (MYP) - Recommended but not required

    • Students wanting to complete the MYP Personal Project
    • Personal Project is scheduled in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quarter opposite a study hall.

    Electives

    The remainder of your schedule will be filled with elective classes. Although your options are limited as a 10th grader for electives, as you move through high school, more will be available to you. Elective courses that are available to you include, but not limited to: World Languages, Immersion, Arts, AVID, Career & Technology, Science Electives, Social Studies Electives, Physical Education.

     

     

     

     

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