Mr. Moore,||Program Chair|| * firstname.lastname@example.org * ||212-496-0700x2261|
Ms. Hall,||Program Chair Assist.|| * email@example.com * ||212-496-0700x6201|
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The Program Office's main goal is to schedule students in a manner that best satisfies their educational needs in conformity with the school's dual mission:
"...to provide a balanced opportunity for students to pursue both rigorous conservatory style training, and a challenging college-preparatory academic program." This mandate must be carried out within the constraints of budgetary capability, staffing availability, and space accessibility.
A student's program must have contain the following:
Additional recommendations follow:
- a minimum of 5.5 hours of instructional time (Lunch does not count as instructional time.)
- a valid third period class for attendance
- a designated lunch period
- requested courses that fit within the confines of a ten period day, which include lunch
Disclaimer: Each student course request will be honored unless one or more of the following is true:
- Every student should consult the Chart of Graduation Requirements to follow his or her progress towards graduation.
- Each student should meet with a guidance counselor once each semester to review to review his or her transcript and discuss courses that should be taken.
- the class is oversubscribed
- the class is eliminated due to budgetary restraints, space restraints or low registration
- course selections conflict
Student programming and scheduling is a three-step process:
Gather information about what courses students need and wish to take: Most of your course requests are automatic and follow the standard sequencing of all academic subjects and of some studios classes (your input is not necessary). For example, if you are currently in English 2, you will automatically be promoted to English 3.
In some instances, electives, AP, and honors courses are offered, and you are encouraged to choose among them. Your preferences will receive consideration only if you complete the online registration on Deadalus. (Click on the link to go to the proper place for registration). To find out important information about criteria for registration and sequencing for academics please visit the Academic Sequencing page.
Students will have the opportunity to meet with guidance counselors on April 28-30 to discuss course requests.
Program the students: This process is computerized. The more specialized a class is (honors, electives, AP courses), the more difficult it is for the computer to create a schedule that will include all of your course requests. We offer more than 200 different courses each semester. If the computer cannot find a solution, it will offer you the best second match that will fit into your schedule.
Students at LaGuardia Arts are programmed for a nine or ten period day, including lunch. Courses are offered through periods one and ten. In order to accommodate the school-wide schedule and individual student needs, you are assigned an early start or a late start; in some cases, a student will be assigned a period zero or eleven class.
Due to class size limitations, program changes may be initiated by the Program Office within the first ten days. This process is called "equalization." All measures are taken to minimize the number of such schedule changes.
If you fail a required course, you must retake the course in summer school or PM school. Course offerings are subject to availability. Failing a course may delay your graduation; therefore, please attend all your classes and work hard to pass them.
Accessing Daedalus: If you do not know
your username or password, e-mail Ms. Wilson
at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should consider
your report card and your permanent record, which
are both available on Daedalus, while making class
Requesting Courses: After you have reviewed
course offerings and sequencing at LaProgram.org,
click on the link to register in Daedalus.
Applying for Honors Classes: If you are
currently in an honors class and have maintained
an average of 85 or above, you need not register
for the next honors class; you will automatically be
placed in honors for the next year.
- Automatic Processing: Most of your course
requests will be processed automatically
following standard sequencing in all academic
subjects and some studio classes. (Your input
will not be necessary). For example, if you
currently take English 2 (ninth grade English)
you will automatically be promoted to English 3
(tenth grade English).
- Multiple Options: You may use Daedalus
to select a course in a sequence when more
than one option is offered, which is the case in
science, foreign language, English, and some
- AP, Honors, and Elective Courses: In
addition, several electives, AP, and honors
courses are offered, and you will be prompted to
make choices about your requests.
Applying for AP Classes: For all AP classes, you
will need to apply even if you are already in honors.
Changing Tracks: If you are not in honors and
would like to be or are interested in applying for
AP classes, you must request these courses on
Requesting AP or Honors: For each honors
or AP class you request, if you have the required subject
average, you will automatically be
accepted into the pool of qualified students for
that course. If you do not have the required subject average, you
will be directed to add your name to the waiting list for that class, but please do not be discouraged. A
significant number of students from that list will end
up in their desired course. You may speak to your
teacher, the appropriate department chairperson, or
your guidance counselor about your commitment to
enroll and excel in that class.
Science, Foreign Language, and Studios
Elective Courses: For science, foreign language
and studio electives, there are department
criteria regarding what courses students should
choose, based on proficiency level in the current
class, the subject, and, in the case of music
ensembles, auditions. Detailed information about
the sequencing in each department is presented at
LaProgram.org. Please read all information carefully
to know for what courses you need to register and
how to request classes. All courses are year-long.
Disclaimer: The offering of fourth-year math and
science courses other than AP courses is contingent
on budgetary constraints.
Visual Art Pairings: All art sophomores and
juniors can pick two choices of pairs of classes.
We offer several pairings as options; however,
not all of these classes will ultimately be run in
September. We will offer the classes chosen by
the greatest number of students, so please select
carefully. If we end up not offering the pairing of
courses you selected as your first choice, you will
be programmed for your second choice selection.
If you have not made a choice by Friday, March 14,
you will be placed in undersubscribed classes.
Review visual art pairings on the other page of
the document at the top of this page.
What To Expect: When you log in to Daedalus,
choose classes from the drop-down menus that
appear. For example, current freshmen are asked
whether they would like to take Earth Science
or Chemistry; they will also decide whether to
continue with the next level of foreign language.
In addition, twelfth graders are required to choose
AP Literature, Psychology and Literature/World Literature, or Creative
Note that student course requests
will be honored unless one of the following is true:
Learn more about art offerings!
- The class is oversubscribed.
- The class is eliminated due to low registration,
budgetary, or space restraints.
- There are conflicting course selections.
Learn more about dance offerings!
Learn more about drama offerings!
Learn more about English offerings!
Learn more about mathematics offerings!
Learn more about music offerings!
Learn more about science offerings!
Learn more about social studies offerings!
Learn more about technical theater offerings!
Learn more about world language offerings!
Apply for Classes
Please follow the instructions below carefully to ensure that you successfully apply for your courses.
1. Log in to your Daedalus account. You can reset your password if you have forgotten it.
2. Review the E-mail/Web Site Use Agreement, and click, "I Agree to the Terms of this User Agreement."
3. Under the School heading, click on "Indicate/View Your Preferences/Courses for Next Term."
4. Select only the AP, elective, and honors classes for which you need to apply. Carefully review the guidelines to ensure that you request classes in which you will be successful.
5. If your selection is rejected because of not meeting acceptance criteria, you can still add your name to a list of students whose work will be re-evaluated by the respective department.
6. Remember to click on "update" to complete the registration process.
Note: If you have further questions, please carefully review the Academic Sequencing pages. Further concerns can be brought to a guidance counselor.