Registration for the 2012-2013 school year is currently taking place for current 8th graders (rising 9th graders) and will take place next week (week of March 12, 2012) for current students at Walton.
Rising 9th Graders (current 8th grade): Mr. Sievers, Mrs. Culley, and Ms. Fincher will be signing your enrollment forms. You will be automatically enrolled in Freshmen Orchestra (Dorian & Lydian), and then following auditions, we will make the changes with the Walton schedule administrators. Auditions are not required, but if you wish to be in an upper level orchestra, you must audition (see requirements on the Audition page on the website). If you are unsure about enrolling in orchestra, let us know, and we’d be happy to have a current Walton student talk with you. High school orchestra is different than middle school orchestra. Some colleges require fine arts credits for admission, and orchestra is a great way to get that credit. Additionally, orchestra for 7 years (3 in middle school, 4 in high school) on your resume shows great determination and commitment!
Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders: Dr. Holbrook and Ms. Duncan will be signing your registration forms. Students will register for the orchestra class that they are currently enrolled, and then following auditions, we will make the changes with the Walton schedule administrators. Auditions are not required, but if you wish to be in an upper level orchestra, you must audition (see requirements on the Audition page on the website).
Health & PE: There are scheduling options for taking the graduation requirements of health and PE. 1) Take it during the school day 2) Take in in 0 hour. For 2012-2013, PE will be offered during 0 hour in the fall semester, and health will be offered during 0 hour in spring semester. 3) Take it online. See the Cobb Virtual Academy website. This is a great option for those of you participating in a sport with regular scheduled workouts. 4) Take it during Summer School (typically 4 weeks in June). Many upperclassmen orchestra students have utilized these different options and they would be happy to share their experiences with underclassmen trying to select which option would be best for them.
Scheduling: We are able to help you work through any scheduling issues that you might come across as you plan out your schedule. There are almost always ways to fit orchestra into your schedule, and we would be happy to help you determine the best way for you. We will help you make it work! Please note that auditing is a privilege reserved for upperclassmen with academic considerations.
If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact us!