You'll receive your tentative class schedule in May. We encourage you to check their schedule for any mistakes. Counselors are available a few days before school to make academic adjustments if there is an error on your 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. There should be very few schedule changes necessary as you request the courses you wish to take as electives and toward graduation.
Any course changes must be requested within the first 5 days of each semester. You may not add a course after it has been in session for 10 school days. You 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 your 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 these reasons:
- Academic misplacement: You're placed in the wrong level of class (honors/accelerated/AP vs. regular pace), or placed in a class without meeting the prerequisite (placed in chemistry without passing biology first)
- Program change: You've has been accepted into an academic program or are 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
- A student has two 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 overcrowded.
- 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.
Blended Learning Option
Blended learning combines online- and classroom- based learning that may include various opportunities (based on student needs) for students to interact with their peers, teachers, and the world to meet global academic standards.