9th Grade

Attention Parent/Guardian: The Counseling Dept. presented to all 9th-grade students the first week of November to develop their academic plan. Counselors and 9th graders met 1:1 to review the academic plan and ensure graduation requirements would be met by senior year. Students will have the opportunity to make changes to the courses requested for next year when they receive their course requests in the mail in February. The deadline to make changes to course requests for the 2024-2025 school year will be March 31st. Please do not email your requests, all formal requests need to be submitted via a Google Document that will be shared in the letter mailed home. 
Below are the slides of the 9th grade presentation for families to view at their convenience. 
CUHSD 2024-2025 Course Catalog! Useful to read what each course has to offer! 
September 2023: School counselors presented to all the 9th-graders in September. Topics covered included: schedule, expectations, graduation requirements, A-G requirements, becoming involved, and how to become a Westmont Warrior! 
Throughout 9th grade, we would like students to begin thinking about what their strengths are and which careers they are possibly interested in for the future because 9th grade is about self-exploration. Counselors and Ms. Canales-Padilla will work with students to start this exploration process via Naviance. Parents/Guardians will receive their own Naviance account information through an email (make sure your Aeries email is accurate) by October so you can also explore the Naviance/Family Connection website with your student!
Click here for more information about Naviance.
How to support your student:
Create your CANVAS account to keep track of your student's progress in each class. Learn how to log in to Canvas here

Encourage your student to attend a Study Hall class in which they need extra support. Use Flexisched to schedule every Study Hall for the week from Wednesday-Tuesday.

We are now opening up Flexisched from 8-10:15am every day. If you would like to change your Study Hall selection, you can log in to westmont.flexisched.net to change to an open spot in another study hall. At 10:15am, study hall selections are locked.

Be sure to make your initial selections on Wednesdays from 8-10 so that you have a better chance of getting in the study halls you want. After that time, you will be assigned to your Advisory teacher and will only be able to make changes to open spots. 

Encourage your student to attend tutoring in the library every Monday - Thursday. No registration or sign-ups required. 

Encourage your student to attend the Homework Center and meet with a Westmont teacher every Tuesday or Thursday in the library from 2:50-3:50. No registration or sign-ups needed. 

Encourage your student to meet with their counselor to sign up for free virtual tutoring. A student must have access to a cell phone, have their own personal email address, access to a computer, and access to a reliable internet connection.