Academic Advising

Academic Advising season is here!

Our school counselors have begun meeting with students for grade level pre-advising lessons and we know that all families are eager to learn more about the course selection process and course options for next school year.  Academic Advising has four major components: 

  1. Pre-Advising Grade Level Meetings:  Counselors will meet with students in groups for a quick overview of the process, graduation requirements for their class and introduce them to various elective options.  
  2. Course Exploration:  Students with the support of their parents/guardians will explore courses for next school year. Use the resources on this website as well as your teachers and counselors for guidance and support.   
  3. Course Selection:  This year, Mount Vernon HS will be using the online course request feature available in StudentVUE.  Once students have completed pre-advising with their school counselor, they may login to StudentVUE and begin to select courses by clicking on the “Course Request” tab.  This feature allows students to enter their courses prior to meeting with their school counselor, maximizing the time they have during individual academic advising.  
  4. Counselor Meetings:  Each student will have the opportunity to meet individually with their school counselor to review course selections, graduation plans and to address any questions or concerns. 

Please see the updated Academic Advising Timeline:

MVHS Academic Advising and Course Selection Timeline (Dates are subject to change)

December 15th, 2021

MVHS Electives Fair (Major Time)

January 18th, 2022

MVHS Virtual Curriculum Night (Rising 10th - 12th Grade families) (RESCHEDULED SNOW DATE)

January 2022

Academic Conversations

January 12th - 26th, 2022

Rising Senior Counselor Meetings and Course Selections

January 25th and 27th, 2022 

Rising Junior Academic Advising Lessons (Major Time)

January 31st - February 11th, 2022 

Rising Junior Counselor Meetings and Course selections

February 14th, 16th and 18th, 2022 

Rising Sophomore Academic Advising (Major Time)

February 22nd - March 3rd, 2022 Rising Sophomore Counselor Meetings and Course Selections

March 5th, 2022

MVHS Elective Application Deadline (AVID, Leadership, etc.)

June 10th, 2022 Last day for students to request a schedule change for 2022-2023 school year

Virtual Curriculum Night Presentation 21-22

As an additional support, the following slide presentation was used during our Virtual Curriculum Night on January 18th, 2022; Reference the embedded video above for more information.

Click to view the Virtual Curriculum Night Presentation - January 18th, 2022

Edison Academy Information


The course catalog for rising Mount Vernon 9th-grade students.


The course catalog for rising Mount Vernon sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Course Selection Sheets

Rising 9th Grade Student Selection Sheets (PDF)

Current MVHS 9th, 10th & 11th Grade Student Selection Sheets  (PDF)

Directions for Entering Course Requests in SIS StudentVUE

View the instructions for Entering Course Requests in SIS StudentVUE (FCPS Google Required)