Students will receive their completed class schedules in May. We encourage students to check their schedules for any mistakes. Counselors are available a few days before school to make academic adjustments if there is an error on a schedule (see the reasons below). The time set aside on these days is for enrolling new families and brief problem solving of any schedules missing key components. They are not academic advising or 4 year planning appointments. Note: There should be very few schedule changes necessary as students request the courses they wish to take as electives and towards graduation.
Any course changes must be requested within the first 5 days of each semester. Students may not add a course after it has been in session for 10 school days. Students can drop a 7th class during the first quarter for a study center. If any other course is dropped after 10 days, an “F” will be placed on a student’s transcript. Any exceptions would need to be requested through the department chair and have administrative approval.
Schedule changes at the beginning of the year will be made ONLY for the following reasons:
- Academic Misplacement: Student is placed in the wrong level of class (Honors/Accelerated/AP vs. regular pace), or is placed in a class without meeting the prerequisite (placed in chemistry without passing biology first).
- Program Change: Student has been accepted into an academic program or the student is no longer enrolled in a specific program of study (examples: Eastland/Fairfield, Pathways, Mosaic)
- Missing an Academic Class: Student is missing a core class such as English, history, math, or science.
- Missing a Graduation Requirement: Student is missing a course necessary to graduate in the upcoming school year.
- A student has 2 study centers in one semester and none in the other.
- To balance classes so overcrowding does not occur.
Schedules will not be changed for the following reasons:
- To have classes with friends.
- To have a course or study center a certain period.
- Changing the schedule results in one or more courses being overloaded.
- Student or parent prefers a certain teacher.
- Student or parent does not want the assigned teacher.
- The teacher is “too hard” or “not hard enough.”
- Teacher does not teach in a preferred “style.”
Wanting a different teacher will not be justification for changing a class. All concerns or conflicts with a teacher’s style, methods or personality need to be addressed in a professional manner. We ask the student and parent first meet with the teacher and work through any concerns or problems. If a resolution cannot be reached, then the parent or teacher should contact an administrator to meet about the issue.