In January of each school year, students begin to work with their guidance counselors to make course selections for the following school year. The process includes input from the student, parent, teachers, and the guidance counselor. Student placement in Honors or Advanced Placement courses is based upon a number of factors including prerequisites, teacher recommendations, and classroom performance. By mid-March, parents and students will receive a “course selection” verification sheet to confirm the student’s choices. On the basis of the course requests in March, the Superintendent and the Board of Education make decisions on budgeting and staffing needs for the following year in preparing to develop the master schedule. Courses listed in the Program of Studies will run based upon student subscription, staff availability, and school administration discretion.

Any requests received after March 15 will be considered if class space allows for availability in a particular course. In the summer, students will receive a preliminary schedule including levels of courses. Changes to schedules during July will be accepted for clerical errors, graduation requirements, summer school attendance and course availability with electives. The master schedule will be finalized on August15 and final student schedules including courses, teachers and room numbers will be mailed home in late August. Students may make schedule changes of an educationally sound nature including dropping and/or adding courses from September 10-30.

During the month of October, a student may drop a course, but NOT ADD a course, and the dropped course will not appear on the transcript.

Effective November 1, all courses in which a student is enrolled must be completed regardless of grade or progress in the course.