HOA Forecasting

  • Middle School Course Selection:  

    Incoming 7th graders pick one elective per semester (or a full-year elective), totaling 6 classes per semester (plus advisory).

    Incoming 8th graders pick one elective per semester (or a full year elective), and two semester-long career classes, totaling 7 classes per semester (plus advisory).


    Middle School Course Selection form


    Step 1: students go to StudentVue (look for it in MyApps) and sign in using their username, which is the beginning part of their email address (e.g., ollisk@hsd.k12.or.us), and their regular password


    Step 2: From the homepage of StudentVue, click on "Course Request". 


    Step 3: On the "Course Request" page, you should see all the core classes (Math, PE, Social Studies, ELA, Science, and Advisory). If you see classes from your neighborhood middle school, it is because you haven't submitted your transfer for HOA yet. You can't forecast for next year at HOA until that is completed. If you see Hillsboro Online Academy displayed at the top of the page, continue to the next step.


    Step 4: Click the blue button near the top that says "Click here to change course requests". The page looks the same until you scroll down to see all the electives. You get to pick one year-long (or two semester-long) elective(s), and two semester-long career classes. So, essentially, you are filling two class periods for the whole year.


    Step 5: Pick your first elective by clicking the "Add Request" button next to the desired classes. You can pick one full-year elective OR two semester-long electives. Course descriptions are here, and here is when each course is offered: 

        • Semester 1:
        • Journalism
        • Digital Art and Design
        • Animation
        • Semester 2:
        • 2D Studio Art
        • Exploring Music
        • STEM: Tools for the Future


        • Full-year elective
        • Game Design
        • Photography
        • Spanish (8th grade only – pending approval)
        • Band (at neighborhood school)


    As these are clicked, they should be added to the list of core classes at the top of the page.


    Incoming 7th graders stop here! You are done.


    Step 6: Incoming 8th graders only- Pick a semester-long career class for each semester by clicking the "Add Request" button next to the desired classes. Here is what is offered:


      • Semester 1:
        • Exploring Health Science
        • Intro to Manufacturing
      • Semester 2:
        • Concepts of Engineering and Technology
        • Exploring Business


    As these are clicked, they should be added to the list of core classes at the top of the page. 


    Step 7: When you have completed steps 5 and 6, click the button at the top that says, "Click here to return to course request summary."


    Step 8: Celebrate! You are done forecasting. You do not need to do anything else. I know it is tempting to click the "Lock Course Requests" button, but that is only for our registrar. 


    Please reach out to the K-8 school counselor, Ken Ollis, with any questions. ollisk@hsd.k12.or.us

    High School Course Selection:

Helpful forecasting tips

  • Students are advised to plan ahead and forecast carefully.  A significant amount of time and effort is devoted to giving students their first-choice electives (or alternates).  The offering and staffing of courses will be dependent on the requests made during spring registration.  Students are expected to take and complete the classes they have requested. 

    Things to Remember:

    • All students must forecast for a minimum of eight classes.
    • If you are participating in an OSAA sport you need to be registered for a minimum of five classes.
    • NHS students must be enrolled in 3 letter graded credits each semester.
    • Students who do not complete their forecasting sheet will have classes chosen for them based on class availability.

    Schedule Correction Procedures:

    Schedule corrections will be considered  for the following reasons only:

    • Student needs to take a required course for graduation
    • Student was placed in an inappropriate course/skill level
    • Student has a “see counselor” note or incomplete schedule

    Schedule corrections will not be made for:

    • Lunch requests
    • Teacher requests
    • Peer requests
    • AP courses (the expectation is that students who forecast for an AP class complete the entire course)
    • Changing unwanted electives
    • Early release/late arrival
    • Athletics
    • Changing unwanted core class(es), such as a fourth year of math or science

If you are returning to your neighborhood school next year, please click on the appropriate link (school name) below to get your forecasting information.