The scheduling process for the 2015-2016 school year has begun.  As a counseling staff we want to both make you aware of the scheduling process and encourage your participation in the process.

The Scheduling Process for the 2015-16 School Year

  • During the week of January 20th, staff members who teach core subjects (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language) met with students during class time and made subject specific course recommendations for the 2015-2016 school year.  These recommendations were input to the scheduling system and will be distributed to students and families.

  • During advisory on February 4, your child will receive their Elective Choice sheet and viewed a video explaining the scheduling process at Hamilton High School.

  • During the week of February 9th, the counseling staff will meet individually with current 11th grade students during their English class to review core course recommendations and have students choose and prioritize their elective choices.

  • During the week of February 17th, the counseling staff will meet individually with the current 10th grade students during their Science class to review core course recommendations and have students choose and prioritize their elective choices.

  • Course requests forms that reflect students’ core course recommendations and their elective choices will be mailed home to students and families.

  • Any concerns with core course choices/recommendations should be discussed with the student’s current teacher in that core area.  Any additional course changes can be made with your student’s counselor until the last day of school in May.

  • The Course Descriptions are available on the Hamilton High School Counseling  website https://hamiltoncityschools.com/hamiltonhigh/schoolcounseling/coursedescriptions/.  Parents and students are encouraged to read the Course Descriptions so that appropriate electives can be chosen.

  • Students Taking Honors Courses:

    • If your child has selected an Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) level course, it is the child’s responsibility to seek and receive a summer assignment, if required for the course.  This summer assignment must be completed and failure to complete the assignment will not constitute a schedule change.  All summer assignments are available prior to the last day of school therefore, a student will receive the summer assignment and have sufficient time to evaluate whether the assignment can be completed.  If the assignment seems too cumbersome for your student’s ability, contact must be made in writing to your student’s counselor to make changes to the assigned Honors or AP course prior to the last day of school of the current school year.

 

Hamilton High School Schedule Change Policy

  • Schedules at Hamilton High School will only be changed for the following reasons:

    • A student has completed a scheduled course in summer school.

    • A student is missing a core course on their schedule.

    • A student is missing a required course for graduation (Seniors only).

    • A student did not pass the second semester of a course and is scheduled into the next course.

    • A student does not have 7 periods on their schedule.

  • Schedules will not be changed for the following reasons:

    • The student wants a different teacher.

    • The student does not like the elective they previously selected.

    • The student wants a different lunch.

    • The student wants a class with a friend.

  • Schedule change forms can only be submitted during the 1st week of school.

  • Any student who drops a course after the third week of the semester will receive a “WF” (withdrawn failing), receiving zero credit for the course and will be computed into the GPA equivalent to a grade of “F”.

 

The schedule change policy listed above is an Administrative and Board of Education supported policy.