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ETHS Parents Engaged will host a course-planning meeting for parents of freshmen, sophomore and juniors at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Welcome Center, E112, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. There will be information to help their students make good course choices for the next school year. 

There will be a representative from each department and counseling staff available to answer both general and specific questions. 

The meeting will begin with a review of the course selection process, followed by a Q&A panel, where parents may ask general questions about courses, such as, “What is the difference between the sophomore combined Humanities course and the separate sophomore English and World History classes? My son was recommended for Regular English, but I think he can handle Honors. Who should I talk to?” There will also be information about how different options might affect post-secondary choices, such as, “Do colleges really require four years of a foreign language?”

The Q&A panel will be followed by an opportunity for parents to talk to staff one-on-one about their own student’s options.  Experienced parents will also be present to answer questions.