Academic Advising/Course Registration

Course Registration for Current FCPS Rising 7th and 8th Grade Students 

Counselors will be working with students in January through early February to register for courses for the upcoming school year. Course descriptions and information on requirements can be found in the catalog. Questions regarding course registration can be answered by your child's counselor. Parents of rising 7th grade students are encouraged to speak with their child's 6th grade teacher and school counselor to assist in choosing appropriate courses for the next school year. 

More information about FCPS Middle School programs and departments can be found on the FCPS Middle school site.

*The course selection sheets are provided below for your planning courtesy. Please note that it is preferred for students to use the colored & labeled course selection sheets sent home by the counselor. This helps the staff organize the files for each grade level.

Course Catalog

7th and 8th-grade students will be enrolled in the following courses:

  • 5 Core Classes (English, Math , Science, History & Health and Physical Education)
  • 2 Electives (Options include 2 full year, 1 full year + 2 semester, or 4 semester)

When reviewing and making course selections, please access the course catalog linked below for the full description of each course. 

For more information please contact:

COMING SOON! More Information for 2019-20 Course Registration

7th Grade Course Catalog

Where can I find a list of courses?

8th Grade Course Catalog

Where can I find a list of courses?

Sample 7th Grade CSS

Please use the colored, labeled CSS provided by your counselor.
7th Grade Course Selection Sheet

Sample 8th Grade CSS

Please use the colored, labeled CSS provided by your counselor.
8th Grade Course Selection Sheet

Affiliated High Schools

High School Students who live in the Rachel Carson school district will attend one of the following FCPS high schools: Chantilly, Oakton, South Lakes or Westfield. If selected, some students may attend Thomas Jefferson.  To locate your base school by address, please check the FCPS Boundary Locator Tool.  Carson Counselors will be working directly with students to advise them on making good course selections for 9th grade.

High School Counselors will be visiting Carson on January 11th to share information with students (Jan 15 snow date).  Please access the High School Websites for more information.