Schedule Change Process
While there are many legitimate reasons for a schedule change to be granted, it is not always possible to grant a schedule change due to class size and/or availability of elective choice.
Schedule change requests are reviewed and made during the first two weeks of each semester based on the following criteria:
- The student is enrolled in a course or courses without meeting the prerequisite
- The student has multiple or double periods
- The student is misplaced as determined by counselor, teacher, dean or administrator
- The student is missing a class
Counselors will not make schedule changes once the new semester starts.
Exiting Honors or High-School Credit Bearing Classes
Students may not decide to exit self-selected honors or high-school credit-bearing classes without parental consent.
If a parent is concerned and wants a student removed or the student wants to be removed, the next step is a sit down meeting with the parent, the teacher, the student, and an administrator. We want to make sure that parents are fully aware of what students will be losing if removed from the class before the move is made.
Teacher Change Process
If a student or a parent has a concern about a teacher, we recommend parents reach out to the teacher first via email or phone.
A teacher change will not occur until a meeting is set with the teacher, administration, the student, and the counselor to discuss any issues in the classroom and how they can be addressed. A final decision will be made during that meeting about the steps to take next.
A student will not be removed from a class for any of the following reasons:
- The student does not like the teacher/class
- The student wants to be in a class with friends
- The student wants a different lunch
- The student believes the class is too hard/has too much homework
- The student wants a different period for the class
Requesting a Meeting with the Teacher
In order for a counselor to schedule a parent meeting with a teacher, parents must have already:
- Contacted the teacher and talked to the teacher about any concerns or issues
- Tried to problem solve with the teacher
If the steps above have not worked and further intervention is needed, the parent may then request a meeting with the teacher.