SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Vanden High School has a student driven master schedule. Course sections are created based off student request. It is important that students make
careful decisions based on graduation requirements and college/career goals. Students will meet individually with their counselors in the second
semester to select core classes, electives and alternatives to meet college/career goals.
REQUESTS DURING THE 1ST WEEK OF SCHOOL
The first week of school is the only week a student can request a schedule change. Students must complete a schedule change form (based on the
reasons listed below) and turn the form into the counseling office within the first week of school. For any academic course change to take place,
counselors will consult course selection forms, teacher recommendations, and course prerequisites. Schedule change requests that do not meet criteria
below will not be processed. Acceptable schedule change requests will be made if master schedule allows, these changes are not guaranteed.
Acceptable schedule change requests:
1. Student needs to change a class to meet a high school graduation requirement or to meet a college eligibility requirement.
2. Student has been scheduled into the wrong level of a class (this does not include AP/Honors courses that a student requested and signed a
3. Student has been scheduled into a class they did not request.
4. Student is missing a class/period or schedule error.
Unacceptable schedule change requests:
• Requests for a different teacher.
• Change of class period based on preference.
• Request for an elective change (unless error or seat availability issue).
• AP and Honors courses may not be changed per AP/Honors contract.
REQUESTS MADE AFTER THE 1ST WEEK OF SCHOOL
If a request is made after the 1st week of school, parents and students will be directed to contact the classroom teacher to resolve any
problems/concerns and to discuss strategies for success. Parents can call the counseling office to schedule a parent/teacher meeting. Administrative
approval will be required in the rare case a change is warranted after one week. At spring semester, yearlong courses will only be dropped for
extenuating circumstances with administrative approval.