Essential Planning and Registration Info


Essential Planning and Registration Information

Each year the registration process begins with the posting of the revised  Program of Studies and continues with student and parent meetings, followed by online registration. Students and parents are encouraged to review all information in each of the links under the academics tab and to register online at home, using the registration instructions. The opening and closing days and times for the registration tab on the Infinite Campus portal and parent meeting dates and times are posted on the high school calendars and websites. Paper copies of all curriculum and registration information listed on the website are available upon request by contacting the Dean’s office or LINK12 Lakeville Lead Instructor. Additionally, any student unable to register at home will be assisted in completing registration at school.

Program of Studies The curriculum guide for Lakeville high schools is entitled, Program of Studies.  Included in this joint document for Lakeville North, Lakeville South and LINK12 Lakeville is an overview of each curricular area and descriptions of all courses offered in each area.   Parents and students are encouraged to review this document and all accompanying information to assist in planning an educational program and accounting for student’s completion of credits for graduation. While parents and students are primarily responsible for assuring students meet all requirements for graduation, Deans and the LINK12 Lakeville Lead Instructor are available to assist, support, and provide guidance in the process.

Instructional Delivery and Location Each course in the Program of Studies lists instructional delivery method and location. Before choosing a course, students should be sure to review if the course is taught face-to-face, hybrid (part time face-to-face and part time online) or fully online. Additionally, because all students are able to take courses at Lakeville North, Lakeville South, or through LINK12  Lakeville, students should carefully check the location of the course

Credit Check A document entitled, “Credit Check”, is a one page summary of all requirements for each class designated by year of graduation. The credit check illustrates the forty-four semester credits needed by curricular area, the career portfolio activities to be completed in grades 9-12, and the standardized testing requirements for graduation. Students must meet all the essential components in order to earn a diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies.

Course Selection Form Another document created to assist in registration for classes is entitled, “Course Selection Form”. The course selection forms include a list of all courses available by grade level. For instance, the 9th grade course selection form lists all required courses and all electives available to freshman. Please note, it is important to read each course description in the Program of Studies as there are prerequisites for many courses. This form is distributed to all students and is available online during registration.

Career/Postsecondary Planning In addition to meeting the requirements for graduation, students are encouraged to register for classes that are academically appropriate for future education or entering the workforce after high school. Students wishing to go to four year colleges are strongly recommended to register for Advanced Placement courses and core courses required for admission. Statistics clearly indicate students who take core classes (English, social studies, math and science) all four years will have improved test scores, which may be the difference in obtaining admission at the post-secondary school of choice. Students wishing to attend technical colleges or enter the workforce are encouraged to look at the many elective offerings in the area most closely associated with their career goals, and to review possible dual credit or articulated credit options. Students and parents are highly encouraged to also review a document entitled, “Career Pathway Guide” to view various high school courses associated with career paths.

Course Requests Students are required to register for a minimum of 12 semester long courses per year. All courses are offered on a semester-long basis. When students register, they are required to indicate alternate choices for electives. Due to space limitations and schedule conflicts, it is extremely important for students to list alternate choices. Courses will only be offered when warranted by enrollment and when appropriate staff is available.

Other Considerations Students who intend to participate in athletics at a Division I or Division II college as a freshmen must meet the eligibility requirements established the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Eligibility requirements may be obtained through the Deans’ office or Activities/Athletics website.

Credit Attainment and Schedule Expectations All courses are offered on a semester-long course. Students receive .5 credit upon successful completion of a semester-long course. Transfer grades (from other high schools, college classes, University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Program, home school, accelerated learning, online school, etc) will be reviewed by the Dean of Students to determine credit placement. Transfer grades will be used to compute cumulative GPA (grade point average) and class rank. Any student choosing to take more than 50% of their courses online through LINK12 Lakeville will be a LINK12 student. Schedule changes are based on need and availability of courses. Students have three days after the start of the semester to request schedule corrections. Exceptions may be made at the Dean’s discretion if special needs or other factors exist. Students are expected to remain enrolled in six courses each semester. If a special circumstance occurs, a student has the first twenty school days of a semester to withdraw from a course. Beyond twenty days, any course withdrawal will be recorded as a “W” on the student’s record and will negatively affect the student’s GPA. Any student failing a required course or withdrawing before the end of the semester must repeat the semester course to receive credit. Any student maintaining fewer than five courses per semester is subject to dismissal for the remainder of the semester.  Students may not retake a course in an attempt to earn a better grade for any course in which they have earned a passing grade (D- or above).


LNHS, LSHS and Link12 Lakeville Registration Information

All students will register for their 2020-2021 courses by accessing the Infinite Campus Registration portal. Students are able to view and register for courses online at home or at school.

The Campus Registration Portal will be open for registration:

January 30 – February 14, 2020.


Go to the LNHS, LSHS, or Link12 Lakeville website

Click on the Academic tab located on the main page.

Course descriptions are located under the Course Descriptions tab.

Refer to the Credit Check form to ensure graduation requirements are being met with your selections. Students should use the “Elective Courses by Career Field” (copies can be obtained in the Dean’s Office or online) to help guide their course registration decisions.

Students should consider post-secondary plans while making selections. Students should use career portfolio assessments and MCIS career activities results to help guide course selection to match specific career interests.

Prerequisites and prior/current courses need to be considered when registering.

Discuss choices with parents, guardians, teachers and Dean of Students.

Complete the Course Selection Form.

Students in grades 10 and 11 must register for the type of schedule they wish to follow: Traditional or Early Bird. Students in 10th or 11th grade are eligible to register for an early bird schedule if they are in:

  • band or choir AND a world language OR
  • LNHS Business Pathway OR
  • LNHS STEM Biomedical Science Program OR
  • LSHS STEM Academy

Students may request one semester of early bird or both semesters. Early bird classes are held from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Students must have transportation for early bird as bussing is not available.

LSHS students who are eligible for early bird may request a 7th hour six ways:

  1. “Honors English 10- Early Bird” in addition to 6 classes OR
  2. “US History- Early Bird” in addition to 6 classes OR
  3. “AP Language- Early Bird” in addition to 6 classes OR
  4. “Algebra 2- Early Bird” in addition to 6 classes OR
  5. “AP Psychology- Early Bird” in addition to 6 classes OR
  6. One online class in addition to 6 classes

LSHS students in Encore or Jazz Band will be placed into an Early Bird schedule after auditions.

LNHS students who are eligible for early bird should request seven classes for one or both semesters.  LNHS students in Now and Then Singers will be placed into an Early Bird schedule after auditions.


Online Registration Instructions

Access the Infinite Campus Portal. If you do not have an account set up, please contact the Dean’s or Student Service Office. To begin registering, click on Registration 2020-2021.

Click on Course Search to access the screen, which will allow you to search for choices.

Clicking on Go will bring up a list of all courses or you can type in the specific name of the course you wish to register for. Caution: Some courses may be abbreviated and when searching specific names may not come up. It may be advantageous to revert to “Go” for a list of all courses.

The first step is to register for the type of schedule desired for both semesters if entering grades 10 or 11. Select either Traditional or Early Bird.

Read the course description for the course selected. If this is the correct course, click on Request this Course. You may need to scroll down for this command if the course description is long. The course name will now appear under Requested Courses on the left. Do not use the Request as an Alternate button for classes you are requesting as your primary classes.

After selecting all Requested Courses, select at least 2-4 Alternates. It is extremely important to think this through carefully. If there is a conflict with offering or scheduling a requested course, students will be scheduled for one of the alternate choices.

To drop a course, click on the course name under Requested Courses. The course description will appear. Click on the Drop this Request button. Return to registering courses by clicking on Course Search.

When you have completed registering, reread the requested courses portion of the screen to ensure all requested courses are listed. Click “Print Request Summary” at the top of the page to generate a hard copy of requests.

Units: (32/32) in the upper left-hand corner indicates a completed registration.


Schedule Options

Traditional Early Bird
Early Bird Period
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