Course Catalog & Forecasting
North Forecasting Schedule
Forecasting Presentations in mid-February in Language Arts Classes.
Meet Your Counselor in March
Meeting with your Counselor will be in March. Expect to review your requests and finalize your schedule for the next academic year with your Counselor at this meeting.
Current North Salem High School Students
- Review your transcript to identify the credits that you need toward graduation.
- Use the online Course Catalog to determine which classes you need or want to take to meet these requirements. Make sure you check the prerequisites and grade level for classes you are interested in taking.
- Complete your grade level forecasting sheet to be ready to meet with your counselor. Some classes have been preloaded based on grade level required classes.
- Meet with your counselor to ensure you are forecasting for the correct classes. Current North students will be meeting with their counselors during their social studies class.
- Enter your course requests using StudentVUE. You will need to enter 16 course requests and 3 alternate courses.
Students new to North Salem High School and/or Salem Keizer School District
- When you register at North Salem High School you will be sent a forecasting sheet.
- Review the Course Catalog online to determine which classes you need or want to take.
- Make sure you check the prerequisites and grade level for classes you are selecting.
- Complete your grade level forecasting sheet.
- Return the forecasting sheet to the school.
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Students apply skills and techniques to design and produce custom cabinets and fine furniture as well as study construction trades.
Students learn culinary skills and techniques, creating innovative menus and restaurant-quality dishes. Advanced students operate a bistro and catering business.
An on-site preschool laboratory provides students with training and practical experience to succeed in an early childhood career.
Students apply the Engineering Design Process to design and construct projects in robotics, bridges, work cells and other areas. Students also gain experience in computer programming, CNC Manufacturing and Robotics Programming.
Students use graphic design software to produce high quality products for customers such as posters, screen printing and advertisements.
Students acquire an overview of the diverse career opportunities in the health services industry. Advanced students participate in healthcare job shadows.
Students learn the foundations to successfully market goods, services and ideas to consumers. Study includes operation of student store.
Prepares students for success after high school by learning to be leaders and responsible citizens.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
North Salem High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. North offers two IB programs: the Diploma Programme and the Career-related Programme. Students participate in IB during their junior and senior years. The IB is a holistic approach to teaching and learning which aims to develop students who possess the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile.
The International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme
Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme (DP) take six IB core courses in the same subjects required for a traditional high school education. Students learn research skills through each course and are given opportunities to connect their learning to an area of personal interest. Candidates also complete the Theory of Knowledge course, which supports connections in all areas of their education. Students work to become balanced and well-rounded through involvement in activities outside the classroom. The IB Diploma Programme is an ideal opportunity for students looking to continue their education at a college or university after graduation.
The International Baccalaureate® Career-related Programme
The IB Career-related Programme (CP) is geared towards students who already have a future career goal in mind or students who are taking a Career Technical Education program (CTE). The IB CP is a great opportunity for those who would like to continue their education after high school through university, community college or trade school. Students complete the CTE pathway requirements, take at least two IB courses connected to their pathway, and complete the IB Core which includes a Personal and Professional Skills course, service learning, a career-focused research project, and second language development.
IB Course Candidate
IB courses are open to all junior and senior students interested in challenging themselves academically. IB courses offer students opportunities to connect their learning to personal or career interests, build research skills, and apply their learning in various contexts. Students who complete an IB course may take the IB exam at the conclusion of the course which may result in earning college credits, (credits awards vary by higher education institution).
Middle School Forecasting Schedule
2024 Visit Dates Coming Soon!
- JGEMS - February 20, 2024
- Howard - February 28, 2024
- Waldo - February 27, 2024
- Parrish - February 29, 2024
- Houck - March 1, 2024
- Future Viking Night - February 22, 2024
8th Grade Forecasting
North Salem High School counselors will go to each middle school. See dates above.
Students will select courses for the 2024-2025 school year.
Student will have the opportunity to learn about elective options through the CTE presentations and Future Viking Night.
Students and families can also look at the course catalog for more information about courses.
OSAA Eligibility for Athletics/Activities
- Pass 5 of 8 classes, be on track to graduate, and attending school.
- Student must have earned 2.5 credits in the most recent semester & be in the following credit standing:
- 10th graders need 4 credits earned
- 11th graders needs 10 credits earned
- 12th graders need 17 credits earned
- To participate in winter or spring sports you need to pass at least 5 classes from semester 1.
- Remember that some coaches may have additional requirements to participate.
- If you are considering playing sports in college, it is your responsibility to meet with your counselor to set up a plan.
- During your junior year you should be registering online with the NCAA Eligibility center or/and NAIA.