6149 Dropping and Adding Courses

Policy Adopted: January 23, 2003, Revised: October 19, 2006, July 1, 2008, May 16, 2019, November 5, 2020

Instruction

Dropping and Adding Courses

In recognition of the fact that, from time to time, students may wish to drop or add courses to their schedules for valid reasons, while understanding the need for administrative efficiency and ensuring that students complete all requirements, the Board of Education adopts the following policy for dropping and adding courses:

FULL YEAR Course

  • The last day to add a full year course is by the 10th day in which students are in attendance.
  • The last day to drop a full year course without a drop notation on the transcript is the day before Thanksgiving Recess.
  • Transcripts will be marked with a drop notation after Thanksgiving Recess and until the final drop date, which is the day before Winter Recess. There will be no drops after this date.
  • The last day for a down level course change is the last day of student attendance before Thanksgiving Recess.
  • Grades from the previous higher level course will follow the student beginning at the 6th full week of student attendance.

FIRST SEMESTER Course

  • The last day to add a first semester course is by the 10th day of the first semester in which students are in attendance.
  • The last day to drop a first semester course without a drop notation on the transcript is October 1.
  • Transcripts will be marked with a drop notation after October 1 and up until the final drop date, which is October 31. There will be no drops after this date.

SECOND SEMESTER Course

  • The last day to drop a second semester course is by the 10th school day of the second semester in which students are in attendance.
  • The last day to add a second semester course without a drop notation on the transcript is March 1.
  • Transcripts will be marked with drop notation after March 1 and up to the final drop date, which is March 31. There will be no drops after this date.

Information regarding the deadlines for dropping and adding courses will be shared with parents annually.

Exceptions will be made to this policy only in extraordinary circumstances, as approved by the building principal.  Building-level decisions may be appealed to the Superintendent or their designee.

Policy
Adopted: January 23, 2003
Revised:  October 19, 2006
Revised:  July 1, 2008
Revised:  May 16, 2019
Revised:  November 5, 2020