PCHS Schedule Change Policy
It is important to realize that the PCHS master schedule is based upon the student requests made during class registration in March of the previous school year. In order to be fiscally responsible, the number of course sections within each subject area are based on those projections. Counselors spend a considerable amount of time in the spring ensuring students have the courses needed for graduation and their chosen electives or alternates, as requested. When a first choice elective or alternate selection is not able to fit in a student’s schedule, the counselor meets with the student to find a solution. Once requests are scheduled, it is difficult to make a schedule change because many classes will be at or near capacity. Therefore we anticipate minimal options for schedule changes.
Because of the impact and disruption changes have on class size and to ensure the balance of class loads, class capacities will NOT be overfilled.
Important Note about Schedule Changes for the 2020-21 School Year:
Schedule adjustments will ONLY be allowed for students who have a hole in their schedule or if there is an error, such as being enrolled in the wrong level, or if they are taking a class online and need to remove it from their schedule. To request a schedule adjustment for these reasons ONLY, please fill out the Schedule Change Request form (THE SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST FORM IS NOW CLOSED). Students will NOT be allowed to line up at the counseling office for schedule issues.
Schedule Changes Prior to the First Day of School:
Prior to the first day of school, and for a short period of time, students will be given the opportunity to view and potentially change their class schedule online using ClassChoice. More information will be posted on the ClassChoice page. Schedule change requests will NOT be accepted via email.
Schedule Changes during the School Year:
Once the school year is underway, students may ONLY request a schedule change within the first FIVE DAYS of the SEMESTER.
After the change window has closed, requests for schedule changes will require communication between the student, parent, teacher, counselor and sometimes administration, depending on the circumstances. Any student requesting a level change or class drop will be directed back to their teacher for a conversation. Students may not join a new elective course after the schedule change window has closed. Level change requests for core classes are dependent on class size.
Reasons for schedule changes could include incorrect placement of a new transfer student or changes due to a medical condition, 504 plan, IEP, CCR, or Safe School Violation.
There will be NO drops or changes after MIDTERM each quarter.