FAQ Schedule Change Questions

FAQs about Class Changes

Can I select a specific teacher for a particular course? 
Part of life’s survival skills is learning how to adapt and work with various personalities. This applies even if you, as a student have a different learning style than the way your teacher teaches. Often students find the teacher they were not so fond of early in the semester becomes one of their favorites by the end of it.  If counselors only matched students with the student’s favorite teachers, what a rude awakening they would encounter in college and in the working world later in life when they’re working with people who they don’t necessarily get along with!  Also, counselors need to balance classes and teacher class sizes equitably according to teacher contracts.

When can I make a schedule change request? 
Students are able to request schedule changes the first two weeks following the beginning of a semester. No changes will be made after these deadlines.  However, consideration will be made if the change is an academic class LEVEL change – for example: English Honors or AP English to English CP, or Math CP to advanced Math ECP.

What if I need a schedule change after the first two weeks of the beginning of a semester? 
School policy will only allow changes to be made to a schedule within the first two weeks of a semester unless stated in an IEP. No changes will be made after these deadlines (no exceptions).

How do I make a schedule change request?
Students can request a schedule change by completing a Schedule Change Questionnaire provided via a Google Doc link.  All students receive this link before the semester begins. Student responses to the questionnaire are automatically submitted their counselor. Please note that our counseling team encourages students to take full advantage of instructional time; therefore students should not stop by the counselor's office during passing period and/or during class time to ask about their schedule changes. Schedule change requests are carefully reviewed and will take time. Responses to schedule changes requests will be communicated to students by email, or at times may require students to be called into the counseling office to discuss. Please check your student email often if you have requested a change, or, if you receive a call slip to visit your counselor, be prompt and report to your counselor.
What are some approved reasons for a schedule change?  
Counselors strive to help students the best we can; therefore, we have developed some policies and procedures with regards to schedule changes. Schedule changes will be made according to space/teacher availability and total student number allowed according to their contract. Classes are heavily impacted and there are not many seats left to move students around. Be advised: making a schedule change for one class will most likely result in changing the rest of your schedule. Below are approved reasons for requesting a schedule change:

  1. Enrolled in a course you have already completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  2. Enrolled in a course for which you have not met the prerequisite.
  3. Do not have a full schedule of 6 classes.
  4. Did not receive a course required for graduation or college/career indicators course.
  5. Did not receive a course for program/course for which you have been approved or made the team. All approvals require an email or written note from coach or teacher.

What are some common reasons why my schedule change request was not approved?  
Counselors simply cannot make custom schedules for everyone; therefore, schedule changes for the following reasons cannot be honored:

  1. Teacher preference
  2. Lunch time preference
  3. Period preference
  4. Personal convenience