Schedule Change Guidelines

First Semester

Students may request an appointment to meet with a counselor for a schedule change after two days of classes (fourth day of school due to the rotating block schedule) but before the 10th day of school. Changes are finalized 2 weeks after school starts.
Changes to be considered during the first two weeks: 
  1. A course taken during the summer allows the student to move up to the next level or to a different course 
  2. Anything below a C- may be repeated to increase grades when considering college entrance requirements
  3. Student needs to enroll in a graduation or college requirement
  4. Student is academically over-programmed and needs to adjust the academic load 
  5. There is a documented medical reason for a class period change
  6. Changing classes based on students in the class is only consideration if there is a history of harassment, stay-away orders, or other health and safety considerations among the students in the class.
  7. Teacher recommends a level change* 
* Level Changes finalized by one week after the first progress report of each semester. A level change is a class change within the same subject area to increase or decrease academic level of difficulty appropriate to student ability.
Procedure for Changing or Dropping Classes after two weeks:
Please note that in order to make a change at this time, students need a serious and compelling reason.
  1. Student discusses the situation and concerns with their family and the classroom teacher.
  2. Student meets with counseling and fills out a change form.
  3. Student takes change form to both teachers for approval. The change may be denied with explanation/rationale for denial.
  4. Any appeal of a denial may be made with administration in writing.
  5. Family signature is required on all changes. 
  6. CLASS CHANGES DO NOT TAKE EFFECT UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS COMPLETED. 
Procedure for Changing or Dropping Classes after six weeks:
Please note that in order to make a change at this time, students need a serious and compelling reason. CLASSES CHANGED OR DROPPED AFTER SIX WEEKS WILL EARN THE GRADE OF “F”. To drop a class after six weeks without failing the course, students will do the following:
  1. Student discusses the situation and concerns with their family and the classroom teacher.
  2. Student and/or family makes an appointment with counseling or administration to present the concerns and work in partnership towards solutions.
  3. If the situation needs additional solutions, a Student Study Team (SST), 504 plan, or IEP meeting is scheduled to address the situation in partnership with families, students, and teachers.
  4. The team will discuss successes, challenges, and make recommendations.
  5. If the team identifies serious and compelling reasons, a recommendation may include a schedule change or dropping a class with a grade of “F” or “NM” (No mark).

Second Semester

Changes to be considered: 
  1. Student needs to enroll in a graduation or college requirement (Counselors will check for senior enrollment in graduation requirements upon finalization of first semester grades. Necessary adjustments will be made immediately)
  2. Student is academically over-programmed and needs to adjust the academic load
  3. Teacher recommends a level change*
* Level Changes finalized by one week after the first progress report of each semester. A level change is a class change within the same subject area to increase or decrease academic level of difficulty appropriate to student ability.
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