Course Request Screens
Course request screens are the way for a counselor or other staff member to enter requests for a student. These screens are a guide to help enter, limit the types of courses, and number of courses a grade level can request.
The course request screens are controlled from PowerScheduler. For a step-by-step description, please go here.
- Log into PowerSchool
- Click PowerScheduler (if available)
- Access to PowerScheduler is not available to all staff members.
- To gain access please request access from you APO
- Click on Screen setup
The next screen will be a list of grade levels on the left menu. Each grade level has their own distinct screen. The grade level on the left side is the screen is the grade level a student will be going into next year.
Once you click on a grade level you will see a screen like the one below. On this screen you will be able to set whether a grade level can register for classes, edit existing requirements, delete exisiting requirements, and add additional requirements. Also on this screen you can type a message to students (for online requesting) and set a max and min of the number of credits a student or staff member can submit.
There are three types of requirement screens. Below is the table describing what and how a requirement screen could be used. All three screens look similar.
|Single Course Requirement||Use this option if student/staff need to select a singe course, such as an elective, a singleton, AP/Health/Driver’s ed, etc|
|Multi-Course Requirement||Use this option for year long courses or when more then one course can be selected, such as multiple electives, or PE|
|Core Requirement||Use this option to automatically add all the coures in the the choosen course group. This is useful for requesting lunch or health. Students/staff will not be able to uncheck these courses.|
|Requirement Name||Name of the requirement such as Math. This will Title on the request screen|
|Description/Instuctions||Instructions for the staff/students appears on the both the initial request
screens and the requirement screen.
|List of valid courses for this item||The course group that contains the possible coursed to request. For more information on course groups go here|
|Number of requests to generate per course||This should always be one|
|Item sort order||The order of the requirement screen appears on the request screen.|
The single course requirement includes the core course fields and the below additional fields
|Must student select a course from the pop-up or may they leave it blank||If this requirement is manditory or not|
|essage to display if the student is required to select a course, but they leave it blank instead||If the above field is set to “Must select one”,this message will appear if a course is not selected. If left blank the following will appear “You did not select a course for this requirement: [requirement name]”|
|Request Type||Elective: Not a requirement
Alternate: Used if an elective request is not met. If you select Alternate, the system uses this request if it cannot schedule the student in a requested elective.
Required: Required course for this grade level
|Number of courses student must select to meet this requirement||The student/staff must select a number of courses between the min and the max. If the course is a year long class, make the min at a mininium 2. This will help to ensure that students/staff select at least two course, one for each semester.|