Academic Planning & Scheduling Information

As a student, it is important that you develop a well-rounded academic program that not only addresses academic rigor, but also enables you to have a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Your interests, current level of performance in the various subject areas and your teachers’ recommendations are the best predictors of future success at the higher level. In your schedule decision-making process, please think about your current involvement with outside organizations and possible time commitments in sports and/or co-curricular activities you may join. Everyone is scheduled for a lunch period to refresh, relax, and socialize with classmates.

Each January, students begin to work with their school counselors to make course selections for the following school year. The process includes input from the student, parent, teachers, and the school counselor. Student placement in Honors or Advanced Placement courses is based upon a number of factors including prerequisites, teacher recommendations, and classroom performance. Later in the year, parents and students will have access to an online “course selection” verification sheet to confirm the student’s choices.

On the basis of the course requests in March, the Superintendent and the Board of Education make decisions on budgeting and staffing needs for the following year in preparing to develop the master schedule. Courses listed in the Program of Studies will run based upon student subscription, staff availability, and school administration discretion. Any changes or new selection of courses will not be guaranteed and will be contingent on the number of available sections and the space allowed in each section.

Preliminary schedules were made available on Genesis and will include the levels of courses in May 2021. Changes to the schedules after the preliminary schedules are sent to students will be accepted for clerical errors, graduation requirements, summer school attendance and course availability with electives. The summer scheduling window closed on August 13, 2021 and final student schedules, including courses, teachers, and room numbers, will be available in late August. Students may make schedule changes of an educationally sound nature, including dropping and/or adding courses, after the second day of classes until:
September 24, 2021 for all elective courses.
October 1, 2021 for course level changes.  

From the dates listed above until October 15, 2021, a student may drop a course, but NOT ADD a course, and the dropped course will not appear on the transcript.

Effective October 18, 2021, all courses in which a student is enrolled must be completed regardless of grade or progress in the course.


The add/drop period for Semester 2 English courses will take place during the first week (5 school days) of the third marking period, and is contingent on class size and availability.  The English Supervisor will grant final approval for add / drop for the Semester 2 English courses during this time period. Please note that all seniors must successfully complete 5 credits of English to be eligible for graduation, and students who make changes to their schedule for Semester 2 must inform colleges and universities of those changes as part of the application / admissions process.