Course Groups

Course groups represent the courses that are available to a student for a specific request.For example, when eighth-grade students select a ninth-grade elective course for the next school year, they are presented with a list of valid ninth-grade elective course options. Students must make their selection from the list of courses that you determine are valid for a particular selection.

These course groups when attached to a requirement screen control what a staff memeber or student can select.

Creating a New Course Group

If a new course group is needed, please follow the below directions.

  1. Log into PowerSchool
  2. Click PowerScheduler (if available)
    • Access to PowerScheduler is not available to all staff members
    • To gain access please request access from you APO
  3. Click on Course Groups setup
  4. Click the New button in the top left
  5. Fill in the Name
    • Changing the name later is complicated
    • Please start the the course group with GBE, GBN, GBW, or GBS
  6. For the “Type” choose Scheduling Only
  7. For “Applies to” choose your school
  8. Check all of the courses that belong to this course group
    • School Master Schedule is the list coursed active in the current school year.
    • Current Catalog is the course catalog set in PowerScheduler
    • Clicking School Master Schedule or Current Catalog will clear any changes that have not been saved
  9. Click Submit

Adjusting a Course Group

Course groups will need to be adjusted when courses are added or removed from the course catalog.  To adjust a course group follow the steps below:

  1. Log into PowerSchool
  2. Click PowerScheduler (if available)
    • Access to PowerScheduler it not available to all staff members.
    • To gain access please request access from you APO
  3. Click on Course Groups setup
  4. Click the course group that will be adjusted
  5. DO NOT change the Name

  • Changing the name will make any requirement become invalid
  • If a name has been changed, all requirements related to this course group will have to be adjusted for the new name
  • “Type” is always Scheduling Only
  •  “Applies to” is always your school
  • Check or uncheck all of the courses that belong to this course group
    • School Master Schedule is the list of courses active in the current school year
    • Current Catalog is the course catalog set in PowerScheduler
    • Clicking School Master Schedule or Current Catalog will clear any changes that have not been saved
  • Click Submit
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