By Divya Kunda,
Students may be wondering whether or not the opportunity to change their schedule, or at least add, change, or drop a class exists for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year.
“Generally, students cannot drop or change a class [for the second semester]. The only exceptions are significant extenuating circumstances,” Counselor Catherine Pereira said.
Significant extenuating circumstances include health issues, such as the student is hospitalized or has a concussion and are not able to keep up in the class because of said reasons, according to Pereira.
Pereira said that students should keep in mind that “the schedules are permanent when they do planner sign-ups” at the beginning of the year and should be “committed to the class they signed up for.” She said that students may talk to their counselor to discuss how students may overcome their struggles in the class.
There are tighter schedules and bigger class sizes this year, therefore there may not be much availability for a student to join his or her desired class, unless he or she needs to move to the correct level class, such as a foreign language or math class. These changes should be made at the beginning of the year, Pereira mentioned.