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COURSE SELECTION
A separate publication entitled “Curriculum Guide” is published each year and contains detailed information regarding student scheduling, courses available, special programs, and course descriptions.  
 
A copy of the “Curriculum Guide” is issued to each student prior to the scheduling process. Students are given a complete list of course offerings in order to select courses for the following school year. Students are expected to finalize their selections by the end of the spring scheduling period. 
 
This process determines the number of teachers available in each department; thus, requests must be accurate.  Only changes required to achieve graduation requirements will be made after requests have been submitted, review by guidance counselors and then finalized by students. 
 
STUDENT PATHWAYS
Students will begin taking career assessments in the middle school, and we strongly encourage students and parents to reference their career interests as schedules are created.  There are several careers available in the assessment and our courses have been linked to the various career pathways to help students and parents schedule courses that align with student interests.  
 
SCHEDULE CHANGES
There are established guidelines that all students should recognize which apply whenever changes are made on their daily class schedule. All schedule changes require administration and parent/guardian approval under the direction of a school counselor. To meet with a counselor, simply pre-schedule an appointment with the guidance secretary, and your counselor will send you a pass. Here is a list of the important guidelines that will be followed for schedule changes.
  1. Schedule changes across discipline areas (e.g. changing a course in mathematics for one in    language arts) must be completed by the end of the 5th school day of the term.
  2. Schedule changes may be made after the 5th day as long as the class to be dropped and the class to be added are within the same academic discipline. Permission from both teachers involved is required after the 5th day.
  3. Withdrawals from courses prior to the end of the first grading period will not be recorded on the official student transcript. After the first grading period of the term if a class is dropped, it will be to a study hall and an F will be recorded on the transcript for the term.
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