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)

January 7 and 11, 2021 

Rising Freshman Academic Advising Lessons

January 11, 2021

Rising Senior Academic Advising Lessons (Monday afternoon)

January 18, 2021

MVHS Virtual Curriculum and Electives Fair (Available online)

January 19, 2021

Rising Junior Academic Advising Lessons (Major Time)

January 19, 2021

MVHS Curriculum Night Program

January 21, 2021

Whitman PTSA Transition Meeting:  Academic Advising Town Hall

January 26, 2021

Curriculum Night for Spanish Speaking Families

February 1, 2021

Rising Sophomore Academic Advising (Monday afternoon)

February 2 - 12, 2021

Rising Seniors counselor meetings and course selection review 

February 9, 2021

Rising Senior College and Career Planning Night

February 16 - 26, 2021

Rising Junior counselor meetings and course selection review 

March 2 - 12, 2021

Rising Sophomore counselor meetings and course selection review

March 12, 2021

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

March 12, 2021

FCPS Academy Application Deadline

June 4, 2021

Last day for students to request any schedule changes.  


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)

Rising 9th Grade Presentation

Current MVHS Students Presentation