Schedule Change Policy
The student scheduling process is designed to ensure student involvement in planning their schedule prior to the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, some changes in student schedules may be necessary once school has started. This procedure will accommodate the need for some students to revise their program within given parameters.
Student requests for class change will be considered if:
- An error occurs in the student’s program;
- The student selects a class for which credit has previously been granted;
- A change is required to help balance class loads; and/or
- Adjustment is needed.
Changes after the fourth week of a semester will not be permitted without special arrangements with the counselor, teacher involved, or vice principal. Late transfers from one subject area to another are to be discouraged since they could result in a failing grade. No transfer from one subject area to another is possible after the fourth week of any semester except with approval of both teachers involved.
Students may request to withdraw from a class without penalty until the end of the eleventh (11) week of a semester under the following conditions.
- Students may withdraw from a class and be scheduled to “home” with parent, counselor, and administration consent.
- Students may withdraw from a class after the end of the eleventh (11) week of a semester. However, if they are failing at the time of withdrawal, a semester grade of “F” will be recorded for that class.
- As stated above, no transfer from one subject area to another is possible after the fourth week of any semester except with the approval of both teachers involved.
Teachers may recommend schedule changes for students if: The student is recommended for selected classes; . The student has chosen an incorrect or inappropriate class; Student success would be enhanced by a change to a class with more appropriate skill levels; and/or Adjustment is needed. The counselors have the responsibility for making schedule changes in student programs. They will consider such changes when:
- The circumstances described in items 1-4 are involved and, in the judgment of the counselor, a change is warranted; and/or
- The counselor determines that a change is in the best interest of the student and/or his/her progress toward graduation from high school.
The principal and vice principals may recommend to the counselors that student programs be changed when:
- Action involves removal from a class;
- Balancing class loads; and/or
- Other administrative decisions related to student motivation and success warrant it.
All such changes shall be in accordance with proceduresset forth in the statements above.