Course Planning Guide
Susquehanna Township High School is proud to prepare students for higher education and career performance excellence. Students are given diverse, challenging, and individualized learning opportunities in order to become responsible, productive, and creative citizens who understand the rewards of lifelong learning. Faculty, staff, and administration are committed to providing educational experiences that are World Class.
A wide variety of courses, both required and elective, are presented in this educational planning guide. Courses also represent a variety of learning environments that include off-campus and online. Making focused choices about academic coursework is a team effort and should involve students, parent/guardians, and school counselors. To achieve goals in life, careful planning is imperative, life in high school is no different.
Students, please take time to review the information on the following pages to begin to craft a four-year plan. Talk with your parents/guardians, and school counselors. Please know that we are here to support and to partner with you in the development of a successful, meaningful, and satisfying high school career.
In the 2020-2021 course planning guide, we introduced Pathways to the high school community. The five Pathways include:
- Arts & Communications (AC)
- Business, Finance, & Information Technology (BFIT)
- Engineering & Industrial Technology (EIT)
- Human Services (HS)
- Science & Health (SH)
The intent of the Pathways is designed to provide students guidance in creating a meaningful set of experiences that will translate into purpose and opportunities beyond graduation, whether students are entering the workforce or military or post-secondary training after graduation.
In conjunction with the middle school counselors and administrative team, students in middle school will engage in various career and personality interest surveys to assist them in choosing the Pathways that most align with their goals. Starting with the class of 2024, students will come into the high school having already selected a primary and secondary Pathway. High School staff will then use this information to assist students and families in creating a comprehensive high school plan that best meets student needs.
The first step in our Pathways work was to align our course planning guide offerings to the five Pathways, which is the work we completed during the 2019-2020 school year. Moving forward, we will continue to refine our coursework in each Pathway, review graduation requirements, and strengthen our college and career readiness experiences.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly. We look forward to continuing to partner with you.