Online Registration

Online Registration for 2013-14

Online Registration for 2013-14 will be available for students to access from January 7th through February 17th. This year, a Glog will be available for each grade level. A glog is graphic blog, which is an interactive multimedia image that looks similar to a poster, but readers of a Glog are able to interact with the content. The Registration Glog for each grade level contains instructional information about the online registration process, graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and AP classes. Click here to view LPS Graduation Requirements.

LSW students and their families have the option of registering for next year’s classes on their own. For students and their families who would like to receive assistance with the online registration process, counselors and Student Ambassadors will be available at the dates/times shown below:

  •       Current Juniors            1/15/13                       2:15 – 3:15 (PLC Time)
  •       Current Sophomores   1/22/13                       2:15 – 3:15 (PLC Time)
  •       Current Freshmen       1/29/13                       2:15 – 3:15 (PLC Time)
  •       Current 8th Graders      2/5/13                         3:30 – 6:30
  •       Current 8th Graders      2/7/13                         3:30 – 6:30

 Students and families attending the online registration sessions at the dates/times shown above will check in at the Media Center’s Computer Lab.

 Guidelines for Online Registration Process

  • Review the Registration Glog for the appropriate grade level
  • Review the LSW Planning Guide
  • Log in at the online registration site
    • Access the graduation requirement page
    • Far left column highlights credits earned
    • Next column shows credits for current enrolled classes
    • Last column lists hours needed for graduation
    • An “*” indicates that the requirement has been met
    • An “N” means the requirement hasn’t been met at this time.
    • Directions for course selection listed in the power points
    • Choose activities/clubs of interest on registration page from drop down menu
    • Register for the graduation requirements suggested in the power point for your grade level
    • Select courses on registration page
    • Print completed course selection list
    • Save before logging out

Registration Considerations

The consideration to the registration process is reviewing the LSW Planning Guide, which was developed to help students select courses of interest and meet the Lincoln Public Schools graduation requirements. Located in the Publications section of LSW’s home page, the LSW Planning Guide includes a brief overview of the Southwest High School curriculum, an outline of credit requirements for graduation, general entrance requirements for attending a four-year college, and NCAA Division I and II requirements.

When students receive their schedules for the following school year, they are based upon the courses selected at the registration process. Parents, students and the school must consider the registration process as being one of a near contractual agreement as staffing, course offerings, and availability of classes are determined by the registration process.

Students with IEP plans are encouraged to visit with their IEP managers to discuss course selection prior to the completing the registration process. Students who do not complete the online registration process by February 20th will forfeit having the opportunity to select their own courses; however, the contractual agreement status will remain in effect.

Academic Rigor

When registration for next year’s classes, consider the level of academic rigor, especially when future plans include attending either a two-year or four-year college. In 2009, only 57.8% of students attending four-year colleges graduated in six years or less. during that same time period, only 32.9% of students attending two-year colleges graduated in three years or less.

According the November|December 2012 issue of the ASCA School Counselor, a research study completed by the National School Board Association’s Center for Public Education, identified three factors that contribute to students, particularly those who enter high school behind the majority of their peers and who are from families with a low-socioeconomic status. The three keys to helping students be prepared for succeedin in college include:

  • Taking high-level mathematics as the highest level of math completed in high school is one of the most accurate predictors of college success
  • Meeting with an academic advisor in college significantly improves college students’ chance for staying on track by as much as 53%
  • The more AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) classes completed during high school, the greater chance students had of succeeding in college even when students failed the AP exam

College Entrance Requirements

Students should always check the entrance requirements for the specific schools they are interested in attending to know how to be eligible for admittance to those schools. However, the basic college entrance requirements are as follows:

Two Year Colleges

  • Graduated from an accredited or approved high school
  • Or completed requirements for a GED certificate
  • Completed the ASSET/COMPASS assessment
  • Submit high school transcript

 Four Year Colleges

  • GPA &/or Class requirement
  • ACT &/or SAT assessment requirement
  • Graduated from an accredited or approved high school
  • 4 units of English
    • Includes intensive reading & writing experiences
  • 2 units of the same World Language
  • 4 units of Math
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Adv Algebra
    • One additional unit that builds on knowledge of Algebra
  • 3 units of Natural Sciences
    • At least 2 units must be from Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Earth Science
    • 1 unit must include laboratory instruction
  • 3 units of Social Sciences
    • American &/or World History
    • American Government &/or Geography
    • 1 additional unit of history

(A unit equals 10 credits in the LPS system)

Additional information about college/university entrance requirements may be found on the websites of the post-secondary institutions of interest. Other resources for college planning include: