Course Registration - Rising 9th Graders

Parent Course Recommendation Timeline 
Rising 9th Grade for 2019 - 2020

   

Monday, February 11 to
Monday, March 4

 
Middle School teachers enter course recommendations for rising 9th grade students in eSchool. (The 9th grade Program of Studies will be available to students and families on the High School website by February 11.)


Monday, March 4 to
Wednesday, March 13

8th grade guidance counselor reviews  teacher course recommendations

 
Thursday, March 14

8th grade students hear a presentation from high school guidance counselors about the 9th grade course selection process.

 
Thursday, March 14

8th grade parent meeting regarding 9th grade course selection.  7:00 PM at the High School

 
Friday, March 15 to
Monday, March 25
 
Parents and students review course recommendations on eSchool and enter elective requests. 

 
Wednesday, March 20
 
8th graders view High School Program of Studies during TAG


Friday, May 3
 
Deadline for override appeal paperwork

 
Friday, May 24
 
Final date for parent override meetings with 8th grade teachers

 
T.B.D.
 
8th grade students visit high school



Override Process for Incoming 9th Graders

Parents of students who do not meet the recommendation criteria for a course may initiate an appeals process if the student is earning a B+ in the 8th grade course or a C+ in the accelerated 8th grade course. Students in standards-based graded courses will be required to have demonstrated mastery by earning modes of 4 in the majority of skills and have no modes of 2. 

If you are considering an override of your child's course recommendation, please contact your student's teacher for that subject. The teacher will explain the appeal process and necessary paperwork. By Friday, May 3rd the student must submit a one-page statement in support of entering the desired course and include supporting evidence, i.e. writing samples, tests and quizzes, plans for additional support, etc. The curriculum leader will then schedule an appeal meeting involving you, your child, the teacher, and the curriculum leader. This meeting must be concluded before Friday, May 24th.

  • If after the appeal meeting, an agreement cannot reached between you, your child and the department, the original teacher recommendation stands and your child will be placed on a waitlist for the course the override is being sought for, with priority given to students who have met the prerequisite conditions.

  • Following the override meeting, you will sign an override statement, acknowledging the recommendation of the professional staff.  If your child is enrolled in a course for which s/he is not recommended and fails to maintain a B– average or better at the end of the semester, he/she will be moved to the more appropriate level.  If it is not practical to reschedule your child at that time, he/she may remain in the course in question but with the clear understanding that he/she will not be allowed to enroll in a higher level course in that discipline in the ensuing year. The principal’s decision with respect to such rescheduling will be final.

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