Academic Advising

Course forms, class registration process, and more

The Academic Advising process and course selection for the 2023-2024 school year starts in January. James Madison High School hosts various events for families and students to get more information about the process.

In-Person Events for Parents and Students

  • Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night: Thursday, January 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
  • AP Panel for Rising 10th-12th Grades: Thursday, January 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Warhawk Hall
  • Electives Showcase for all grades: Thursday, January 12 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Small Gym

Virtual Event

  • Rising 10th-12th Grade Curriculum Night: Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Students' Process

All students will receive an overview of the Academic Advising process during Advisory on Friday, January 13. Students should plan to enter their Course Requests in their StudentVUE accounts. Directions and deadlines for entering course requests will be provided on January 13.

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 13.

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 28-March 13
  • 10th Grade (Rising Juniors): January 30-February 8
  • 11th Grade (Rising Seniors): February 9-February 27

Students will be notified of their specific date for a meeting through their Advisory on January 13.

Current 8th Grade Students

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

  • Thoreau: Thursday, January 12
  • Kilmer: Tuesday, January 17
  • Luther Jackson: Friday, January 20

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 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Snow Date: January 31)
  • Fairfax Academy: February 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Snow Date: February 9)
  • Falls Church Academy: January 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (In-Person) and January 26, 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)

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.

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.