Add/Drop Procedure

Adding a Course

Students may add a course to replace a study hall before the first full week of an academic year is over only if:

  • Space is available

Adding a Course after the first full week of school

Once the first full week of the school year have passed, students must complete the Add/Drop form and the principal will make the determination as to whether the request is approved or denied.

Dropping a Course

Students may drop a course up until the end of the first full week of school only if:

  • It is replaced with another credit-bearing course

  • Service learning can be added to a student’s schedule only if the student in enrolled in 6.5 credits.

Dropping a Course after the first full week of school

Any requests to drop a course after the first full week of school will require extenuating circumstances. For example, coursework is beyond the student’s academic ability and/or circumstances outside the school setting are making it difficult to continue in the course. Consideration for dropping a course will not be given if dropping that course puts the student below the minimum 6.5 credits. Prior to initiating such a request, students must have:

  • Initiated discussion with their classroom teacher and counselor

  • Sought additional help

  • Request that their teacher complete the drop form

After the teacher contacts the parent/guardian regarding a course drop, the request will be forwarded to the building principal for review.

The building principal will make the determination as to whether the request is approved or denied. If approved, the student will receive a grade of DF (Dropped Fail) or DP (Dropped Pass) depending on the student’s grade in the course at the time of the drop. The DF or DP will show on the student’s final transcript but will not be calculated into the overall GPA.

Level Changes

On occasion, students may need to change the level of the class in which they are enrolled. In order for this to occur, students must:

  • Initiate a level change discussion with their classroom teacher and counselor

  • Sought additional help

  • Request that their teacher complete the drop form

After the teacher contacts the parent/guardian, the request will be forwarded to the building principal for approval. Students must remain in class until the level change is made by the counselor. The grade at the time of withdrawal from the class is the grade that accompanies the student to his/her new class.

If a level change is not able to be accommodated due to the student’s current schedule, a study hall will be added and the student will need to pick up the appropriate course the following school year.