General Forecasting Information
In short, FORECASTING is choosing the classes you will take next year, and takes place in winter term (so you are planning 6+ months ahead of time). We encourage parents and students to look carefully at the Course Guide, and take the forecasting process seriously. The course guide is a tool to help you organize and plan for college and other career goals you may have. When forecasting for your classes, plan thoughtfully for the course that has the appropriate level of rigor for you.
With the guidance of counselors, teachers and administrators, we will help you make important decisions about your education at FHS. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the forecasting process and must sign their student's forecasting form.
*Be aware of prerequisites and supplies needed before signing up for a class.
For information on the forecasting process, including a video on how to enter your courses, an overview of course offerings, forecasting tips, and next steps, please click on the links below:
Rising Juniors Forecasting Presentation: current 10th graders
Rising Seniors Forecasting Presentation: current 11th graders
Eighth grade students living within the attendance area of Franklin High School and attending a Portland Public School will be enrolled automatically at Franklin for the following year.
Students not attending a Portland Public School but living within the attendance area of Franklin High School will need to contact the office at Franklin to be enrolled. NOTE: Forecasting for freshman classes occurs late winter.
If you have questions about Franklin's boundaries, click here to view a map.
If your student is new to Portland Public Schools, click here to visit the "Register Your Student" page on the main Portland Public Schools website.
Questions about enrollment? Please contact Sheila Dygert at 503-916-5140, extension 84353.
Video tutorial for students: Online Course Request in Synergy
PDF Help Sheet: Course Request via StudentVue
Counselors will review all online course requests to ensure that the forecasted classes align to the student's 4-year graduation plan. If additional attention is needed to the selected courses, counselors will meet with individual students.
Thank you for your support as we try to implement new systems to better serve our students. Forecasting can be an exciting time and we hope you enjoy looking through the amazing course options we offer at Franklin High School.