Letter from Student Services

Academic Advising/Course Selection for 2023-2024

The Academic Advising process for course selection for the 2023-2024 school year is starting in January.

James Madison High School hosts a few events for families and students to get more information:

Thursday, January 12 (in-person events)

  • Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Auditorium
  • AP Panel for Rising 10th-12th Grades from 6:00pm – 6:45pm in Warhawk Hall
  • Electives Showcase from 6:15pm – 7:45pm in the Small Gym

Tuesday, January 17 (virtual event)

  • Rising 10th-12th Grade Curriculum Night from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Zoom Webinar Link)

All students will receive an overview of the Academic Advising process during Advisory on Friday, January 13. Students should plan to enter their Course Requests in their StudentVUE accounts. Directions and deadlines for entering course requests will be provided on January 13.

Students will also be able to attend an Electives Showcase during Warhawk Time (WT1 for 9th grade; WT2 for 10th and 11th grade) on January 13.

Current Madison students will be meeting one-on-one with their school counselors to finalize their course selections on the following dates:

  • 10th Grade (Rising Juniors) – January 30 – February 8
  • 11th Grade (Rising Seniors) – February 9 – February 27
  • 9th Grade (Rising Sophomores) – February 28 – March 13

Students will be notified of their specific date for a meeting through their Advisory on January 13.

Current 8th Grade Students (Rising 9th Grade) will participate in a presentation with JMHS counselors at their middle schools.

  • Thoreau: Thursday, January 12
  • Kilmer: Tuesday, January 17
  • Luther Jackson: Friday, January 20

Academic Advising Google Site:  JMHS Student Services is organizing a Google Site for students and families to access more information about Academic Advising, including curriculum overview, graduation requirements, Dual Enrollment information, and more. The video presentation with an overview of Academic Advising will also be posted on this site. 


Note: Students may have to log out of their FCPS Google accounts to access this site.

Timothy Buckley
Director of Student Services
James Madison High School

School Website: https://madisonhs.fcps.edu/
Student Services Website – https://madisonhs.fcps.edu/student-services

Mental Health Resources and 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you or someone you care about is in crisis or in case of a life threatening emergency, please call 911.
Additional Emergency Mental Health resources below:
· Crisis Regional Hotline – 703-527-4077      
· Crisis Text – Text NEEDHELP to 85511
· Chat online with a specialist at ImAlive.org
· Call an emergency mental health center at 703-573-5679 (Merrifield Center), 703-536-2000 (Dominion Hospital), 703-289-7560 (Inova Emergency Services) or 1-844-627-4747 (Mobile Crisis Unit)
· Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE
FCPS Mental Health Emergency Resources – https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-psychology-services/mental-health-resources-and