Parents disagreeing with a teacher’s recommendation regarding
course selection for the upcoming year must first discuss the matter with
the teacher. If there is still disagreement, the student must complete a
placement review form. Once completed and signed by the student’s
teacher and parent or guardian, the form should be turned in to the
Guidance Office, which will forward it to the Department Director. The
Department Director may contact the parent/guardian depending on the
nature of the request. To be considered, placement review paperwork
must be completed and turned in by the stated deadline. All paperwork
handed in after the stated deadline will not be considered.
Appropriate course selection and placement decisions ensure a
successful high school experience. Please take the recommendations
made by teachers seriously; they are familiar with student’s interests,
abilities and work habits, as well as the content and expectations of the
high school curriculum.
If a student enters a course in September which was not
recommended by the teacher, s/he will be expected to remain at the
selected level for at least one academic quarter. A level change may be
made earlier, but only in extreme circumstances and with the approval
of the Department Director and a school administrator. Students must
remain in their originally scheduled courses until they have received
official notification from the guidance counselor to enter the new course.