Dual credit is a wonderful opportunity for students. Dual credit students are beginning their official college transcript. Grades earned in Dual Credit classes will be part of the students’ record throughout his/her college career. There may be financial aid and/or academic implications that students need to research before enrolling in dual credit courses. Not all colleges award college credit for all dual credit courses. It is the students’/parents’ responsibility to research this information with various colleges through the admissions departments. SCHEDULE CHANGES A schedule change may occur when a student requests to change from one course to another during specific time frames during the school year. Every effort is made to schedule students into their requested courses. The guidance department cannot honor requests for specific course sections, teachers, or lunch periods. Students must make any necessary course changes during the following times: 1. Courses for the next school year can be adjusted as needed for one week after course verifications are sent home. Specific dates will be listed on the verification sheet. 2. Courses for the next school year can be adjusted as needed before registration upon the return of the guidance staff. This one week window occurs sometime between the 1st and 2nd week of August. Schedule changes will not be made during registration to ensure course fees are accurate. 3. Due to sections size numbers, once school has started, schedule changes need to be kept to a minimum, but allowed during the first five days of school with parental approval on the schedule change form. Again, the guidance department cannot honor requests for specific course sections, teachers, or lunch periods. 4. After the first five days of school, student/parent requested schedule changes will no longer occur for 1st semester and any such request will fall under the “withdrawing from a class” policy. 5. Changes that need to be made for 2nd semester will occur upon returning from Thanksgiving break through the end of the semester with parental approval on the schedule change form. 6. Due to sections size numbers, once second semester has started, schedule changes need to be kept to a minimum, but allowed during the first five days of 2nd semester with parental approval on schedule change form. Again, the guidance department cannot honor requests for specific course sections, teachers, or lunch periods. • If a student wishes to change Marching Band or any LACC class on his/her schedule, the band instructor or LACC office will also need to sign the schedule change form once school has started in conjunction with the parent. (See # 3, 5, and 6 above) WITHDRAWING FROM A CLASS The following procedure for withdrawing a student from a class will be followed when all efforts have been exhausted to work out an agreeable solution to keep the student in the class: 1. A student requests permission to withdraw from a class through their assigned counselor. 2. Withdrawal must be approved by the administration. If request is approved prior to the first or third quarterly progress reports the students' transcript will be marked "WX," indicating that the class was attempted but not completed. If the request to withdraw from a class is made after the first or third quarterly progress report the students' transcript will be marked, "WF," indicating a withdrawal with a failing grade. "WX" has no impact on a student’s GPA. "WF" will negatively impact the students GPA. If a student is unable to continue a course because of a medical problem or other extenuating circumstance, the student may request to withdraw from the class without any penalty (WX) with the approval of the administration and with the recommendation of a physician. Students may be dropped from a class with a WF, after parent contact has been made, if the student's behavior is interfering with teacher instruction and the learning of other students. Student property should be removed from lockers within 2 weeks of the student withdrawing from school.
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