Academic Advising

Course forms, class registration process, and more

The Academic Advising process and course selection for the 2024-2025 school year starts in January.  James Madison High School hosts various events for families and students to get more information about the process.

Academic Advising Google Site

Students and families can visit the JMHS Academic Advising Google Site organized by JMHS Student Services to access resources on curriculum, graduation requirements, summer school information, and more. The video presentation with an overview of Academic Advising will also be posted on this site.

NOTE: Students may have to log out of their FCPS Google accounts to access the site.

In-Person Events for Parents and Students

Virtual Events

  • Rising 10th-12th Grade Curriculum Night: Tuesday, January 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

    Presentation Slides 

    Webinar Recording

    Advanced Placement (AP) Faculty/Student Panel: Thursday, January 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

    Webinar Recording Coming Soon

Students' Process

All students will receive an overview of the Academic Advising process during Advisory on Tuesday, January 9. Students should plan to enter their initial Course Requests in their StudentVUE accounts no later than Friday, January 26.  Course requests are not finalized until students meet with their counselors; entering initial Course Requests helps counselors prepare for their meetings with students.

Students will also be able to attend an Electives Showcase during Warhawk Time (WT1 for 9th grade; WT2 for 10th and 11th grade) on January 11.

Current Madison students will be meeting one-on-one with their school counselors to finalize their course selections on the following dates:

  • 9th Grade (Rising Sophomores): February 29-March 13
  • 10th Grade (Rising Juniors): January 29-February 7
  • 11th Grade (Rising Seniors): February 8-February 28

Students will be notified of their specific date for a meeting through their Advisory on January 9.

Current 8th Grade Students

Rising 9th Graders will participate in a presentation with JMHS counselors at their middle schools.

  • Thoreau: Monday, January 8
  • Kilmer: Friday, January 12
  • Luther Jackson: Monday, January 22

Course Selection Sheets

The course selection sheets linked below should be used by students only as a reference. When entering courses in StudentVUE, be sure to use the accurate course codes, which are listed on these sheets.

FCPS Academy Courses

Open House Information (More details are available on the Academic Advising Google Site)

  • Chantilly Academy: January 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Snow Date: January 24)
  • Fairfax Academy: February 6, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Snow Date: February 13)
  • Falls Church Academy: January 10, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (In-Person) and January 18, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Virtual)
  • Marshall Academy: January 25, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (FCPS Early Release Day)


Rising Freshmen Course Offerings

This course catalog is for rising Madison 9th graders

Current Students Course Offerings

The course catalog for rising Madison sophomores, juniors and seniors.