Dropping, Adding, or Transferring Classes
Within the first week of the first semester students may drop a course by meeting with their advisor to discuss the impact of such a decision. Dropping a class during the second and third week of the semester may only be done with House review.
Within the first week of the second semester students may drop a course by meeting with their advisor to discuss the impact of such a decision. Dropping a class during the second week of the semester may only be done with House Principal review.
Students in grades 11 and 12 may reduce the length of their school day, if they are meeting all of their graduation credits and requirements, however, students in grade 11 must maintain a minimum of 5 classes and students in grade 12 must maintain a minimum of 4 class periods. Students must be making satisfactory progress toward all graduation requirements. Students in grades 9 and 10 must maintain a 6 period school day. The advisor will evaluate each case on an individual basis.
There will be no repeat courses in the Spring for several reasons. Past Spring repeat courses for classes not passed in the first semester have not shown successful rates of passing in the Spring. In addition, students who were not in repeat, often had their entire schedules changed due to closing and opening of new classes. That practice disrupted positive classroom relationships between students and teachers aswell as disrupted good academic progress.
This year our priority for students is stability with the content area teacher, to ensure strong academic progress. Any class change approved by the advisor will include the same academic teacher. Requests for change of teachers for the same course are not accepted. Students have signed up for one year courses and it is our intent to protect the integrity of students' schedules, so that instruction will continue on a consistent basis to prepare our students well for May testing, California High School exit exam, and for strong overall academic progress.