How do I create academic tracks?

An academic track defines the collective list of courses and/or subjects that are required at each grade level.  Academic tracks guide the the course request process so that admins, students, and parents can see and select only courses that match the academic track that the student is assigned to.  

Schools may have multiple academic tracks in order to meet the needs of students with diverse academic needs.  For example, a school may have one academic track with course options for students who plan to attend college and a different academic track for students who plan to attend vocational school.  For more information about academic tracks and examples, click here

To create an academic track:

  1. Go to Admin Main > Scheduling > Academic Tracks
  2. Create Academic Track
  3. Choose from one of the default track descriptions or choose Other to enter your own
  4. Save or Save & Add Track Info

There are four ways to define academic track requirements:

  • Required Course(s)
  • Required Credits in a Subject Area
  • Required Credits within a Set of Courses
  • Elective Credits

To add academic track entries for required courses:

  1. Go to Admin Main > Scheduling > Academic Tracks
  2. Select an academic track
  3. Create Track Entry 
    • Select a grade level that the track entry is for
    • Select Required Courses
      • Enter the courses that are required for the grade level
  4. Save or Save & Create Another

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To add academic track entries for required credits in a subject area:

  1. Go to Admin Main > Scheduling > Academic Tracks
  2. Select an academic track
  3. Create Track Entry
    • Select a grade level that the track entry is for
    • Select Required Credits in a Subject Area
    • Enter the number of credits that are required for the grade level in the subject area
    • Enter the subject area that the credits are required in
    • Type instructions for the student
  4. Save or Save & Add Another

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To add academic track entries for required credits within a set of courses:

    1. Go to Admin Main > Scheduling > Academic Tracks
    2. Select an academic track
    3. Create Track Entry 
      • Select a grade level that the track entry is for
      • Select Required Credits Within a Set of Courses
      • Enter the number of credits that are required within the set
      • Enter the subject area that the credits are required for the course selection
      • Type instructions for the student
    4. Save or Save & Add Another

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To add academic track entries for electives:

    1. Go to Admin Main > Scheduling > Academic Tracks
    2. Select an academic track
    3. Create Track Entry
      • Select a grade level that the track entry is for
      • Select Elective Credits
      • Enter the minimum and maximum number of required elective credits
      • Type instructions for the student
    4. Save or Save & Add Another

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Academic Track Entry Types

Each academic track has it’s own set of requirements which are referred to as Academic Track Entries.  Below are the four types of academic track entries: 

Type

Description

Example

Required courses

Courses that a student is required to be enrolled in

All 9th graders are required to enroll in English 101

Required credits in a subject area

Subject areas in which a student is required to have a specific number of credits

All 9th Grade students are required to enroll in 1 credit of any course in the physical education subject area

Required credits within a set of courses

Required courses in which students can enroll in a minimum number of credits

All 9th grade students are required to enroll in 2 credits from the following courses:

  • Biology 101
  • Chemistry 101
  • Environmental Sciences 101

Elective credits

Additional variety of courses that a student may choose to enroll in

All 9th grade students are required to enroll in 3 to 6 credits of the following courses:

  • Music 101
  • Band 101
  • Art 101
  •  Culinary 101

 

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