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

Edison Academy Information

Edison Academy invites you to attend our in-person Open House event on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  We are located at 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.  Our entrance is located at Door #13. You will have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our instructors and current students, and learn more about our incredible courses! 

Please feel free to contact Cassandra Deedy at (703) 924-8101 or @email if you need any additional information. 

Thank you and we’ll look forward to meeting you on January 8th.

Click this link to view the Edison Academy Open House Flyer.


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)