Students entering the 9th grade for the 2021-2022 school year (current 8th graders) will do course selection in January 2021. 

    Please contact your middle school counselors (Nipher - Carmon Griffin or North - Michelle Fink) with questions, especially those that concerning core class placements. 

    As enrollment numbers at KHS continue to increase, it is more important than ever to make students’ initial course requests as accurate as possible. These course selections drive and mandate our entire teaching schedule.

    Confirm your student has 14/14 units for a full schedule AND at least three alternate classes have been entered. Students are not guaranteed their first choices. 

    Students will have until the end of day of January 26, 2021 to complete their course registration.



    Kirkwood High School students work on and updating their personal Academic Plan each fall. Current KHS students chose courses for next school year through the Infinite Campus Portal in December.  If you have questions, concerns or need to make a change, contact your Grade Level or College & Career Counselor. We are here to provide support and counsel.

    9th GRADE (Class of 2024): Counselor: Joe.Fisch@kirkwoodschools.org

    10th GRADE (Class of 2023): Counselor: Sarah.Esslinger@kirkwoodschools.org

    11th GRADE (Class of 2022): Counselor: Amber.Kapral@kirkwoodschools.org

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

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

    The counselors encourage students to reflect on their interests and strengths when selecting classes as well as have conversations with parents and teachers to help navigate their courseload. While choosing courses, please consider the following:

    • Your areas of interest and career aspirations
      • Through Naviance, students can access the Career Interest Profile and the Career Cluster Finder career exploration tools.
      • Browse the Career Cluster pages at the back of the Course Book (pgs 132-139)
      • Also check out the Career Exploration board in the Counseling hallway
    • Post-secondary goals
    • Rigorous but balanced course load