Downingtown High School West

2017-2018 Course Selection Information

Parents and students are invited to Downingtown West High School on Monday, February 6, 2017 for our Course Selection Night. This event is for students currently in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11. This program will provide information about courses for next year. During the evening, students and parents will be given the opportunity to speak with administrators, teachers, and counselors about the course selection process.

For parents of 8th grade students, your evening will begin with an informational presentation in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm. You will then transition to the Cafeteria to meet with representatives from each curricular department and counselors who will be able to answer individual questions about courses.
For parents of 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, your evening will begin with informational sessions in the Cafeteria at 6:30 pm. At that time you and your child will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each curricular department as well as counselors who are available to answer individual questions about courses.
In preparation for Course Selection, I encourage you to review the 2017-2018 WEST Program of study on the Downingtown West High School website at Once you access the DHSW website, look under the "Quick Links" section on the left-hand margin for the Course Selection Information link where you will find the 2017-2018 WEST Program of Study and other related information.  If you do not have access to the Internet and/or would like to receive a hard copy of this information, please call the Counseling Office for assistance.
In addition, take some time to visit your Home Access Center (Parent Portal for eSchoolPlus) account and review/update all your contact information: address, phone numbers, and email addresses. This will ensure that you are receiving accurate information regarding upcoming events such as college representative visits to West, scholarship opportunities, and also SAT and ACT test dates.  All course selections for the 2017-2018 school will be completed online through the Home Access Center, which can be accessed through the DASD website, To login to the Home Access Center (parent portal for eSchoolPlus), use the following link: Enter your user name and password and click  "Login". Should you be unable to login or you have forgotten your password, simply click "Forgot my username password". You will be prompted to enter either your username or your email address (*be sure to enter or the email address we have on file). Click "Submit" and then you will be emailed a link to reset your password.
Course selection forms were distributed to students on February 1, 2017, and can also be viewed on the Downingtown West High School website,, by following the Course Selection Information page under the "Quick Links" section. All students must complete this online process between February 6, 2017 and February 14, 2017. Counselors will meet with students during this timeframe to guide them along in the course selection process.
If you have questions, please feel free to call the Counseling office (610-269-4400 ext. 7505 or ext. 7536).
Course Selection Identification Sheets are also available below:

2017-2018 Course Selection Identification Sheet (current 8th Graders)


 February 1, 2017  

Course selection forms given to students currently in grades 9, 10 & 11                      

 February 1 - 3, 2017 

Teacher Recommendation Days for Course Selection                               

 February 6, 2017

Course Selection Night for students & parents in grades 8, 9, 10 & 11:  6:30 pm

 February 6 - 17, 2017

Online course selection window  - Extended due to cyber/blended courses not accessible                                                  

 February 17 - 24, 2017

Counselors meet with students to fix/confirm schedules

 June 9, 2017

Final date for students to make schedule request changes