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Using the Recommendations page, you can manage course recommendations for your students. Course recommendations may be required as a prerequisite or they may be purely advisory, where you wish to advise a student on the path you feel best suits their talents and potential. Once a recommendation is made, it appears on the student's Class Registration page in the PowerSchool Student and Parent portal.

View Recommendations for a Student

Use the following procedure to view all course recommendations you have made for a specific student.

  1. On the Current Classes page, click the Student Information (backpack) icon next to the class for which you want to work with. 
  2. Click the last name of the student you want to work with.
  3. Choose Recommendations from the Select screens pop-up menu. 
    Note: Click column headings to sort in ascending order. Click again to sort in descending order.

    Field

    Description

    Year

    The school year for which the recommendation was made.

    Course Number

    The number of the course for which the recommendation was made.

    Course Name

    The name of the course for which the recommendation was made.

    Comments

    Any comments related to the recommendation.
    Note: This information appears in PowerSchool and in PowerTeacher.

Add a Recommendation for a Student

Use the following procedure to create new course recommendations for a selected student.

  1. On the Current Classes page, click the Student Information (backpack) icon next to the class for which you want to work with. 
  2. Click the last name of the student you want to work with. 
  3. Choose Recommendations from the Select screens pop-up menu. 
  4. Click Create New Recommendation.
  5. Use the table to enter information in the following fields:

    Field

    Description

    Course Number

    Enter the number of the course for which you want to recommend.
    Note: This field is required.

    Scheduling Year

    Choose the school year in which the course you want to recommend is scheduled from the pop-up menu.

    Comments

    Enter any comments related to the recommendation.
    Note: This information appears in PowerSchool and in PowerTeacher.

  6. Click Submit

Edit a Recommendation for a Student

Use the following procedure to edit existing course recommendations for a selected student.

  1. On the Current Classes page, click the Student Information (backpack) icon next to the class for which you want to work with. 
  2. Click the last name of the student you want to work with.
  3. Choose Recommendations from the Select screens pop-up menu. 
  4. Click the Pencil icon for the recommendation you want to edit. 
  5. Enter information as needed. For detailed information, see Add a Recommendation.
  6. Click Submit

Delete a Recommendation for a Student

Use the following procedure to delete existing course recommendations for a selected student.

  1. On the Current Classes page, click the Student Information (backpack) icon next to the class for which you want to work with. 
  2. Click the last name of the student you want to work with. The student information displays the default page previously selected.
  3. Choose Recommendations from the Select screens pop-up menu. 
  4. Click the Pencil icon for the recommendation you want to delete. 
  5. Click Delete

View Recommendations for All Students

Use the following procedure to view all course recommendations you have made for all students.

Note: All recommendations for all schools display on this page, regardless of which school is selected on the School pop-up menu.

  1. On the start page, click Recommendations from the navigation menu. 
    Note: Click column headings to sort in ascending order. Click again to sort in descending order.

    Field

    Description

    Filter (Recommendations)

    Click the arrow to expand this section. Click the arrow again to collapse this section.

    Filter Recommendations (Simple)

    To narrow the list of recommendations using simple search:

    1. Verify the Advanced checkbox is deselected.
    2. Enter search criteria in the search field.
    3. Click Apply. The page refreshes and display filtered results.

    Note: To remove all filter selections, click Clear.

    Filter Recommendations (Advanced)

    To narrow the list of recommendations using advanced search:

    1. Select the Advanced checkbox.
    2. Choose the column by which you want to filter courses:
    • Comment
    • Course Name
    • Course Number
    • Created
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Year
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Enter search criteria in the search field.
  • Select search criteria from the pop-up menu.
  • To add another filter, click + and repeat Step 1.
  • To delete a filter, click - next the filter.
  • Click Apply. The page refreshes and display filtered results.

Note: To remove all filter selections, click Clear.

Year

The school year for which the recommendation was made.

Last Name

The student’s last name for which the recommendation was made.

First Name

The student’s first name for which the recommendation was made.

Course Number

The number of the course for which the recommendation was made.

Course Name

The name of the course for which the recommendation was made.

Created

The date and time the recommendation was made.

Comments

Any comments related to the recommendation.

Note: This information appears in PowerSchool and in PowerTeacher.

Add Recommendations for a Group of Students

  1. On the start page, click Recommendations from the navigation menu. 
  2. Click Create Recommendations.
  3. Use the following table to enter information in the Step 1: Select Students from Classes section:

    Field

    Description

    Class(es)

    The following information displays for each class:

    • Period/Day
    • Section Number
    • Course Name
    • Course Number

    Note: Click column headings to sort in ascending order. Click again to sort in descending order.

    Indicate the classes that contains the students for which you want to create recommendations by doing one of the following:

    • Select the checkbox in the header row to select all classes. Alternately, if the checkbox is already selected, deselect the checkbox to remove the checkmarks from all classes.
    • Select the checkbox for each class you want to work with.

    Students

    The following information displays for each student:

    • Last Name
    • First Name
    • Student Number

    Note: Click column headings to sort in ascending order. Click again to sort in descending order.

    Indicate the students for which you want to create recommendations by doing one of the following:

    • Select the checkbox in the header row to select all students. Alternately, if the checkbox is already selected, deselect the checkbox to remove the checkmarks from all students.
    • Select the checkbox for each student you want to work with.

    Note: When adding classes, selected students are retained. When removing classes, only students in the remaining selected classes are retained.

  4. Click Next.
  5. Use the following table to enter information in the Step 2: Select Courses and Enter a Comment section:

    Field

    Description

    Year for Recommendation

    Choose the school year in which the course you want to recommend is scheduled from the pop-up menu.

    Note: The current year displays by default. However, if next year is set up in PowerScheduler, then the next year displays as the default. This requires the active scenario to have a valid course catalog associated with it and the scheduling year for that scenario is set for the upcoming year.

    Courses to Recommend
    Filter [Courses]

    Click the arrow to expand this section. Click the arrow again to collapse this section.

    Filter Courses (Simple)

    To narrow the list of courses using simple search:

    1. Verify the Advanced checkbox is deselected.
    2. Enter search criteria in the search field.
    3. Click Apply. The page refreshes and display filtered results.

    Note: To remove all filter selections, click Clear.

    Filter Courses (Advanced)

    To narrow the list of courses using advanced search:

    1. Select the Advanced checkbox.
    2. Choose the column by which you want to filter courses:
    • Course Name
    • Course Number
    • Department
  6. Do one of the following:
  • Enter search criteria in the search field.
  • Select search criteria from the pop-up menu.
  • To add another filter, click + and repeat Step 1.
  • To delete a filter, click - next the filter.
  • Click Apply. The page refreshes and display filtered results.

Note: To remove all filter selections, click Clear.

[Courses]

The following information displays for each class:

  • Course Name
  • Course Number
  • Department

Note: Click column headings to sort in ascending order. Click again to sort in descending order.

Select the checkbox for each class you want to work with. Alternately, if a checkbox is already selected, deselect the checkbox to remove the class.

Note: If the current year is selected as the Year of Recommendation, active courses at the school where those sections are taught displays. If the next year is selected as the Year of Recommendation, courses in the course catalog in PowerScheduler related to the active scenario at the school where those sections are taught display.

Selected Courses

The course name and course number for each selected course you want to recommend appears.

Comments

Enter any comments related to the recommendation.

Note: This information appears in PowerSchool and in PowerTeacher.

  • Click Submit

Edit Recommendations for a Group of Students

  1. On the start page, click Recommendations from the navigation menu.
  2. To narrow the list of recommendations, see Filter Recommendations.
  3. Click the Pencil icon for the recommendation you want to edit. 
  4. Edit the information as needed. For field descriptions, see Step 5 of Add Recommendations.
  5. Click Submit. The Edit Recommendation drawer closes. 

Delete Recommendations for a Group of Students

  1. On the start page, click Recommendations from the navigation menu. 
  2. To narrow the list of recommendations, see Filter Recommendations.
  3. Click the Pencil icon for the recommendation you want to delete. 
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click Confirm Delete
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