Course Requests vs. Actual Classes
We always stress to students and their families that they are making course requests for next year, not actually signing up for specific classes. When the master schedule is finalized over the summer, conflicts may develop between course requests and actual periods that certain courses will be offered. Because of this potential conflict, students are asked to select 6 electives (several of these are alternates.)
If a student cannot be scheduled for their top choices, every attempt will be made to schedule them into the alternatives they indicated during registration.
Once the master schedule is set, we lose a great deal of our flexibility in making changes (due to a finite number of teachers and available seats). We strongly encourage students to consider their choices carefully before making their course requests during our Drop/Add weeks in March and April.
For grade level promotion, a student must earn a minimum number of credits by the end of each school year. In other words, you have to pass your classes!
For grade level promotion to the 10th grade, students must earn a total of 5 credits to include 1 English, 1 Math, and 1 Science.
For grade level promotion to the 11th grade, students must earn a total of 10 credits to include 2 English, 2 Math, and 2 Science.
For grade level promotion to the 12th grade, students must earn a total of 16 credits to include 2 English, 2 Math, and 2 Science.
If a student fails to earn the required number of credits, he or she will be retained in their current grade level.
If a student becomes "off-track" due to insufficient credits, it means that the student may not graduate on time, unless he or she completes additional coursework during Summer School or by some other means (please see your assigned counselor for more information).