- Course Selection and Scheduling Changes
- Course Drops/Adds: Student Appeal for Change in Schedule
- Repeating Courses
- Online Courses
During the 2nd trimester, students select courses for the following year. It is necessary that careful thought and consideration be given to the selection of all courses since few schedule change requests will be honored in the fall. When selecting courses, students should keep in mind course requirements, individual interest, and the relation of courses to future goals.
After student schedules are finalized to start the school year, schedule changes and/or course adds and drops will only be approved in the following circumstances:
- Error made by counselor or data processing center
- Placement error made by recommending teacher
- Changes required as a result of failure or summer school results
- Adjustment in the building master schedule impacting student schedules
Extenuating circumstances will be considered by the administration.
A student seeking to drop or add a course must see their school counselor and complete the Student Appeal for Change in Schedule form. Students must continue to attend all classes currently on their schedule while the request is being considered. Students are responsible for any make-up work missed as a result of adding a course.
Deadlines for ADDING a Course*
- 1.50 credit courses must be added within the first 30 school days of the course.
- 1.00 credit courses must be added within the first 20 school days of the course.
- 0.50 credit courses must be added within the first 10 school days of the course.
*Requests to add a course after the deadline will be reviewed by the School Counseling Coordinator and Principal. These deadlines vary for dropping a level in the same course.
Deadlines for DROPPING a Course
- 1.50 credit courses must be dropped by the Trimester 2 mid-point of the course.
- 1.00 credit courses must be dropped by the end of the first Trimester of the course.
- 0.50 credit courses must be dropped by the mid-point of the course.
PLEASE NOTE IF DROPPING A COURSE:
- If a student drops a course prior to the withdrawal deadline above, the course will not appear on the student’s transcript or permanent record.
- If a student drops a course after the withdrawal deadline above, the course will appear on the student’s permanent record and transcript. “WP” will indicate the student was passing at the time of withdrawal, and a “WF” will indicate the student was failing at the time of withdrawal.
- If dropping a course results in a level change (ie changing from a Level 2 course to a Level 3 course), deadlines may vary based on approval and course availability. (This does not apply to AP courses).
- A change in schedule may be made only if there is evidence of earnest and consistent effort on the part of the student to meet all expectations of the course and the terms for an override are met.
- No course drop will be considered unless the student schedule maintains the minimum enrollment requirements. (See Program of Studies Credit Requirement section).
- As a reference, copies of both the Student Appeal for Change in Schedule form and the Override Request Application form can be found using the links below.
Courses taken online may be permitted, but only with prior approval. Generally, online courses are not approved to be taken in lieu of required courses, unless the course is being used for credit recovery. Students seeking approval must submit their proposals to the principal in advance of taking the course. An academic review committee will make a determination if online credits will be reflected in the student’s transcript. No more than a total of four credits can be transferred over the course of the high school experience. Courses must be from a college recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education. Examples of credit recovery organizations include: Area Cooperative Educational Services Summer Academy, Keystone, and Brigham Young University High School.
Below are examples of how courses taken outside of DHHS will impact a student's transcript & GPA.
|Course/Program||On Transcript||Towards GPA||Notes|
|Courses taken at a College or University||No||No||Separate transcript|
|ECA||Yes||Yes||Offered in our POS|
|BYU or online courses||No||No||Separate transcript|
|Keystone or summer school||No||No||Separate report/transcript|
|Other summer programs||No||No||Enrichment add to their resume|