Academic Advising & Scheduling for New Families

Welcome! Our primary goal in course selection is to find the very best academic and co-curricular path for each student. Above all, we hope to encourage a passion for learning — and we believe this is best accomplished through thoughtful and appropriate choices at each step along the way.

Info for 2017-2018 Registration

General Requirements

Students must take:

  • At least five core courses each year
  • One advanced fine arts course before you graduate
  • One fine arts course in your first two years
  • All freshman must take two beginning electives or at least one advanced elective

AP course rule of thumb: Take two to three AP courses and no more than two in 11th grade and three in 12th grade.

Head-Royce Courses


Please get familiar with the Prezi with the scheduling overview for rising 10-12.

Global Online Academy

  • Course information (make sure to choose 2017-18 courses!)
  • Registration: Sign up for 900-GOA (electives) on the main course registration form as one of your electives.

Summer School

Jen Brakeman
Director of Scheduling
Office: Room 417
vmail: 510.531.1300 x2204
Shahana Sarkar
Academic Dean
Office: Head's Offices
vmail: 510.531.1300 x2180

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