Course Changes

  • Permitted only until the last day of the course selection period in the spring, as indicated on the Course Selection Timeline

    • Teachers may change a course or level recommendation (up or down) until the last day of course selection (see Timeline)

    • If a student wishes to elect a course that he/she is eligible to take, but for which he/she does not have the required recommendation, the student must secure a waiver from his/her counselor. The waiver will include the teacher-authored rubric on the reverse side. Waivers/rubrics must be signed by both student and parent/guardian and submitted to the counselor by the last day of Course Selection in the spring (see timeline)  The student’s schedule will then be adjusted to reflect the waived-in course. In the absence of a modified course recommendation by the teacher or a signed waiver, the originally recommended course will remain and cannot be changed.
    • Any changes made after the master schedule is built adversely affect the enrollment balances of classes.  
      Therefore, NO COURSE CHANGES ARE PERMITTED AFTERthe last day of the course selection period in the spring (see Timeline)  except if:

      • There is an error in data entry.

      • There is an empty period in the student's schedule.

      • A student’s schedule is missing a graduation requirement.

Course Level Changes

  • Please keep in mind the following guidelines to which your counselor must strictly adhere:

    Level changes will be made on a space-available basis only, in the requested course and any other course in the student's schedule that may be affected. No other course substitutions or level changes will be permitted to facilitate the requested level change.

    • Level Changes to a Higher Level-  before the deadline in the spring, and then on a space available basis from late August, when students receive their schedules, until the 17th school day.

      • It will be the student's responsibility to make up any work missed for the new course, including summer assignments, since the grade from the previous level will not carry.

         

    • Level Changes to a Lower Level- Permitted until the deadline in spring and then on a space-available basis from the 8th day of school until the last day of the 1st marking period.)

      • No changes to a lower level of the same course will be made during the first 7 school days of the school year.  This will allow teachers to review summer assignments, and students can discuss their perceived difficulties in the course with the teacher.

        • After the seventh day, a student has 10 school days to change the level of a course before the original course becomes a permanent part of the student's transcript.

        • It will be the student's responsibility to make up any work missed for the new course, including summer assignments, since the grade from the previous level will not carry.

        • After the 17th school day , students will only be permitted to "level down", and a "withdraw pass" (WP) or a "withdraw fail" (WF) will appear in conjunction with the original course on the transcript.

        • The student's original course grade will carry to their new class and will be averaged  into their quarter average based on the percentage of time spent in the new class. The student will not make up work missed for the new class at the lower level, but will be responsible for any missed material on subsequent exams.