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Course Selection

Each school year offers a fresh opportunity to chart a course to career, college and life success. We want each student to graduate – on time – with identified plans for their future. Your high school experiences can help you discover your interests and learn how you learn best. We have so many options for you to explore career paths, earn college credits and gain real-world skills while you fulfill high school graduation requirements.

The course selection process for all students begins at the start of the second semester. Student selection of courses in all subject areas must be made for both semesters of the next year. All students should carefully plan their entire program for the year with assistance and guidance from parents/guardians, teachers and counselors. 

We’re here to help. Take time to consider and plan. Review course options. Weigh what challenges and interests you. Consider your path for the future. Engage with teachers and staff who are here to consult with you and support you as you make your choices!

Program of Studies 2023-2024

The Program of Studies outlines all course offerings and provides descriptions of each course.  We ask parents and students to review this document and all of its important information as they begin the process of selecting courses for 2023-24. Click the button below to view the Program of Studies and the grade-level course selection sheets.

Program of Studies

Spotlight on Senior Internships

Take a look at WHS seniors from the Class of 2023, Alyssa W. who interned at Steinbach Veterinary Hospital, and Bella R. who interned at Centre Square Fire Company. The Senior Internship Program has been a part of Wissahickon High School for decades, allowing twelth-grade students to participate in half day internships to earn academic credit in an occupation field of their choosing for a semester or the entire school year. Mrs. Inderbitzin shared that "this experience helps seniors determine if their career path is the right fit for them while walking away with a greater appreciation for what it means to be a professional employee." Thirty-five students interned at local organizations or within WSD.

Senior Interns


Key Contacts
Main Phone: 215-619-8112

Jim Kelly
Assistant Principal
Ext. 8011

Dr. Karen Haney
Assistant Principal
Ext. 8013

Lisa Stoler
Secretary to Assistant Principal - Ext. 8023

Nina Anello
Ext. 8024

Important Dates

Week of January 2, 2023
Course selection materials are distributed to students

January 11, 2023
Program of Studies Night, Jr.
Current 8th Grade Students Only
Time: 6:00 p.m.

January 12, 2023
Program of Studies Night
Parents/Guardians and/or 8th-11th Grade Students
(Video and live Microsoft Teams)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Program of Studies Video Presentaiton 

January, 2023
Students begin to enter Course Selections electronically.

Weeks of January 23—March 3, 2023
Secondary School Counselors will meet individually with students to discuss their selections.

Week of March 13, 2023
Course Verification Sheets posted to Portal.

March 31, 2023
Deadline to return Course Verification Sheets with corrections for level or elective changes and Parental Waiver of Recommendations.

May 5, 2023
Deadline to turn in syllabus for Alternative Course Work.

August 11, 2023
Deadline to take final exams for Alternative Course Work.