Counseling Corner: Addison Trail Counseling Department assists with course selection for the 2024-25 school year

The Addison Trail Counseling Department is ready to begin course selection for the 2024-25 school year. To assist students and parents/guardians with this process, the following events will take place.

  • During the week of Dec. 4, counselors will meet with students regarding course selection. They will help students complete a four-year plan through SchooLinks (a comprehensive college-and-career planning and tracking tool); review course requirements for each grade level; and discuss options for career pathways and dual-credit and Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level courses. 

  • Course selection for the 2024-25 school year will take place on the following dates:

    • Class of 2026: Jan. 10 to 16, 2024

    • Class of 2025: Jan. 24 to 29, 2024

    • Class of 2027: Feb. 7 to 12, 2024

    • During these dates, the SchooLinks Course Selection portal will be open for students and parents/guardians to choose classes. Counselors will then follow up with students to finalize their enrollments. 

Course selection is a vital part of a student’s high school career, and parental involvement is essential to assist students in making successful academic choices. The Course Listing Guide will be available soon at

Below are important reminders regarding the course selection process:

  • Students should consider their college/career goals when selecting courses.

  • Students are encouraged to speak with teachers of subjects in which they’re interested about future courses.

  • Students need to be enrolled in at least six periods, plus a lunch.

  • Schedules are computer generated, so counselors are unable to confirm a specific schedule.

  • More information/details about course selection will be shared with families soon.

  • For questions or more information about the course selection process, contact the Counseling Department at

District 88 and Addison Trail are committed to providing multiple and flexible pathways for students to ensure they are college and career ready.

We continue to work with colleges, universities and local businesses to enhance these options and meet our students’ diverse and individual needs. We know these pathways are critical to help with the labor shortage and to connect students to hands-on, immersive experiences, as well as certifications, credentials and scholarships.

One of our top priorities is to remove barriers for all students to help them access employment and build positive futures. The focus is to connect them with viable short-term and long-term career options and work-based learning that can provide a supported pathway through their college pursuits.

Addison Trail students also have access to Advanced Placement/college-level and dual-credit classes, as well as externally credentialed and dual-credit career pathways in automotive technology, culinary arts, business careers, engineering, medical careers, PLTW (engineering and biomedical), teacher preparation, building trades and robust internship and paid apprenticeship programs in the manufacturing and technology fields. We have established a variety of apprenticeships, internships and vocational trainings, including the CTE Youth Apprenticeship Program, CNC Machining Fundamentals, The Education Teacher Preparation Program and Heritage Spanish Career Fluency.

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