Rising 9th Grade Registration Information

  • UPDATE: Parents and students may now view student course requests for 2021-2022 in the Student/Parent Portals. Please visit the "course request" tab in the Student/Parent portal where you can find your course requests and a link to a form where you can confirm those requests or request changes. This form must be completed by the March 3 deadline!


    Welcome from the Parkview Curriculum Office!

    Please review the information below for an overview of the core and elective courses offered at Parkview. You can use the information below to help guide your elective choices.


  • What are some examples of typical 9th grade schedules?

    All students will have a total of six classes with an advisement/lunch period.

    Typical Schedule with Health/PE & Geography
    Advisement / Lunch
    Health / Personal Fitness
    9th Grade Language Arts
    Algebra or Geometry
    World Geography or AP Human Geography

    Typical Schedule with Health/PE but no Geography
    Advisement / Lunch
    Health / Personal Fitness
    9th Grade Language Arts
    Algebra or Geometry

    Typical Schedule with No Health / PE (Student would have taken health/PE during the summer) & No Geography
    Advisement / Lunch
    9th Grade Language Arts
    Algebra or Geometry

  • What courses are required for graduation?

    To graduate in the state of Georgia, students must earn a minimum of 23 credits (also called units) in the following areas of study. In Gwinnett County Public Schools, students must also earn a passing score on the Gateway exam.


    Language Arts (4.0 Units Required)

    • Must include 9th Grade Language Arts and 11th Grade Language Arts

    Mathematics (4.0 Units Required)

    • Including Integrated Algebra I, Integrated Geometry, Integrated Algebra II, and Additional Math

    Science (4.0 Units Required)

    • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and a 4th Year Science

    Social Studies (3.0 Units Required) (4.0 Units Recommended)

    • Recommended: World Geography or AP Human Geography
    • Required: World History, U.S. History, Economics/Political Systems


    Required Electives (3.0 Units Required) (2.0 Units of Foreign Language Recommended)

    • Any Combination of Fine Arts, Technical Electives or Modern/Classical Language
    • 2.0 units of Foreign  Language are required for university admission in the state of Georgia

    Health and Physical Education (1.0 Unit Required)

    • or 3.0 Units of JROTC

    Other Electives (4.0 Units Required) 

  • What is advisement?

    The advisement program fosters positive student-student, student-teacher, and teacher-teacher relationships through goal-focused conversations that improve student performance both academically and behaviorally. The purpose of advisement programs is to build meaningful connections between adults and students resulting in improved student academic achievement.

    All students will be scheduled into an advisement class in 4th, 5th or 6th period. Students will attend advisement for half of the period and attend lunch for the other half of the period. 

  • What is the 3DE program, and how do I join?

    Visit Parkview's 3DE course registration page to learn more about the 3DE program and how to register! 

  • What are the grade-to-grade promotion requirements?

    Promotion to 10th grade - 5.0 Units 

    Promotion to 11th grade - 11.0 Units

    Promotion to 12th grade - 17.0 Units

    Graduation - 23.0 Units

  • What is the math course sequence?

    Math Course Sequence Chart

  • Can I request a schedule change if I change my mind later?

    Unfortunately, we are not able to honor schedule change requests after the registration process closes. We hire faculty and build the master schedule based on the classes students request during the registration process, so we are not able to accommodate schedule changes for the following reasons: 
    • The class could impact my overall GPA.
    • The class is too difficult.
    • I no longer need the class.
    • I don't like my teacher.
    • I don't like my Advisement/lunch period. 

    Schedule change requests between 1st & 2nd Semester will also not be honored as we schedule the entire year based on registration each spring.  

    Therefore, please review your classes carefully during the registration process this spring as you will NOT be able to change your classes later. 

    The ONLY schedule changes permitted after the registration period ends are for students who:
    • registered for a class for which they already have credit in course history.
    • are seniors who are missing a class for a graduation requirement. 

Rising 9th Grade Registration Timeline

Registration Timeline

Core Academic Classes

  • Recommendations for placement in core courses are made by the middle school teachers based on criteria established by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for Gwinnett County Public Schools and by Parkview High School. The Parent Override section on the Course Request Verification Form must be completed in order for a student to be registered for a course at a higher or lower level than recommended by the teacher.  Students placed by parent override will NOT be allowed to change courses if work becomes too easy or too difficult.  Registration is for the entire school year.  No changes will be made in the summer or fall except for changes as the result of credits earned in summer school.

Language Arts


    Language Arts Core Class:

    NOTE: Your child's current Trickum language arts teacher will make a recommendation for placement for the language arts core class. 

    • 9th Lit & Comp
    • 9th Lit & Comp Honors
    • 9th Lit & Comp Gifted
    • 9th Lit & Comp (Resource or Team Taught) for Special Ed. 



    Science Core Class:

    Your child's Trickum science teacher will make a recommendation for placement for the science core class.

    • Biology
    • Biology Honors
    • Biology Gifted
    • Biology (Resource or Team Taught) for Special Ed.

    Must be taking & accept Biology credit at TMS to register for Chemistry

    • Chemistry Honors
    • Chemistry Gifted

Social Studies


    Social Studies Core Class

    Your child's Trickum Social Studies teacher will make a recommendation for placement for the social studies core class. PHS strongly recommends students take World Geography or AP Human Geography.



    Math Core Class:

    Your child's Trickum math teacher will make a recommendation for placement for the math core class.

    • Algebra I
    • Algebra I (Resource or Team Taught) for Special Ed.
    • Algebra I Strategies (Resource) for Special Ed.

    Must have passed Algebra I at TMS to register for Geometry

    • Geometry
    • Accelerated Geometry

    PHS Math Course Sequence Chart

Health and Personal Fitness - Required for Graduation

  • All students should select one of the following options to fulfill the Health and Personal Fitness requirement:

    IMPORTANT NOTE: For the 2021-2022 school year, ALL STUDENTS will be signed up for HEALTH and PE (option 1) unless your student plans to participate in MJROTC (option 4). If your child plans to take Health and/or PE over the summer (option 2 or option 3), you will need to request a schedule change on the schedule verification link beginning February 24. We will hold these change requests until we verify that health / PE credit has been earned, so you may not see a change in your course requests until your student begins classes in August. 

    OPTION 1: 
    Take Health and Personal Fitness during the school year at PHS (the most common option).  

    OPTION 2: Take Health and Personal Fitness in the summer. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to register their student for Summer Health and/or PE through PHS Community School, Gwinnett Online, etc. This is an additional cost to parents. 

    OPTION 3: Take ONLY one class over the summer (Health OR Personal Fitness). It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to register their student for Personal Fitness or Health through PHS Community School, Gwinnett Online, etc. This is an additional cost to parents.

    If selecting Option 3, you will be also be registered for the follow course for spring semester.

    • Health or PE in Fall / Body Sculpting in Spring (Girls)
    • Health or PE in Fall / Weight Training in Spring (Boys)

    OPTION 4: Earn Health and Personal Fitness through MCJROTC. NO health and PE are required IF student completes 3 years in the JROTC program.


    Interested in Summer Health and PE at Parkview?

    - Informational Flyer from Parview's Community School

    - Application / Parent Letter from Parkview's Community School about Summer Health and PE 

Parkview Elective Options

Foreign Language


    Should I take another language as my elective in the 9th grade? A minimum of two years of coursework in the same modern or classical language is required for admission to Georgia four-year colleges and universities. Many students enjoy language courses and take them all four years in high school. Specific out-of-state colleges require up to four years of modern or classical language study. Beginning study of another language in the 9th grade allows you to take additional years of study if you want or need these classes.

Foreign Language Electives

Special Elective Choices

  • NOTE: The special elective choices listed below require approval from a Trickum Middle School teacher. Contact the TMS Teacher listed below to sign up for any of these courses. Selections in this section will be ranked as your 1st choice elective.

Special Elective Choices

General Elective Choices

  • NOTE: These electives are open to all students, and all of the following electives are YEAR LONG classes.