At the beginning of each school year, students are permitted to submit a written request for a schedule change on a Schedule Change Request Form. This request must be made within the first ten days of school and include the following: a parent signature, a reason for the desired change, the course that the student wishes to drop, and the course the student wishes to add. A Schedule Change Request Form will be reviewed only if the request includes one or more of the following reasons:
Schedule Change Request Forms submitted within the first ten days of school will be reviewed. Once the review is completed, the school counselor will notify parents of approval or denial. If a Schedule Change Request is approved and a student withdraws from a course before the first interim for semester courses and the first quarter for a full-year course, no notation is made on the record. If a student is approved to withdraw after the period listed above, a notation will be made on the student’s transcript with the grade earned to date of withdrawal. No withdrawals from courses will be approved after the first grading period in a semester course or after the first semester in a year-long course.
An appeal can be made in writing to the appropriate school level administrator. Signatures of the student and parent/guardian are required. Once a decision is made on the appeal, the school level administrator will notify the parent/guardian. Written appeals to a principal’s decision should be sent to the Office of School Administration and Leadership.