Students are expected to remain committed to choices made during the course selection process. Students contemplating a course change should consult with their school counselor. All course subject changes require the appropriate course change form ensuring teacher communication, parental/guardian consent, and approval by the school counselor. Changes are subject to established deadlines and space availability in the new course.
Once classes begin, students are required to remain in the class for 5 school days before being permitted to make any schedule changes. NO TEACHER CHANGES ALLOWED. It should be understood that for a student to receive full credit for the late entry into a course, arrangements must be made for making up missed work.
The deadline for students to drop a course is as follows:
Full year: Students are permitted to drop a full year course without penalty up to 10 school days past the start of the second quarter.
First Semester: Students are permitted to drop a first semester course without penalty within the first 10 school days of the first quarter.
Second Semester: Students are permitted to drop a second semester course without penalty within the first 10 school days of the third quarter.
The deadline to add a new course is as follows:
Full year: Students are permitted to add a full year course within the first 10 days of school.
First Semester: Students are permitted to add a first semester elective within the first 10 days of school.
Second Semester: Students are permitted to add a second semester elective up until 10 school days after the start of the third quarter.
Level Change for full year courses:
Appropriate class assignments are made during the spring semester for the following year and are based on student performance, teacher recommendation, and school counselor input. Thus, once the classes have begun, level change requests may be approved only after careful consideration and upon determining that a student is inappropriately placed. All level changes must occur within the first quarter of the course.
The following procedures must be followed to request a level change in a given course:
Conversation between current teacher and student
Consultation with School Counselor
Completed course change form
Grades: Any change of level in a full year course may be made up to 10 school days after the start of the second quarter with no penalty