Scheduling Policies and Guidelines

Before Requesting Courses
  • Print out a scheduling transcript to view previous courses, grades, and credits earned by logging into an Infinite Campus portal account through a web browser, then going to “Reports” and “Scheduling Transcript.”
  • Review the course options that follow in this guide for descriptions, fees, and additional requirements for each course.
  • Review all programming notes about graduation requirements, grading policies, diplomas, NCAA standards, etc.
  • Log into the portal using a web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).
Multi-Year Academic Planner (the “MYAP”)

Note: Individuals needing additional assistance regarding accessibility of the step-by-step directions below should contact their school counselors.

Students who are currently in grades 8-11 will use a feature in Infinite Campus called the “Multi-Year Academic Planner” (MYAP) to both request courses for next year, and to plan their remaining years in high school.

View a short introductory video to MYAP.

For instructions on using the Academic Planner, click on this link.

Awarding of Credits

Credits

The recommended number of credits a student should have completed to be on track for graduation in four years are:

  • Assignment to 10th grade = a minimum of 5 academic credits
  • Assignment to 11th grade = a minimum of 10 academic credits
  • Assignment to 12th grade = a minimum of 15 academic credits

Minimum Class Passing Requirements

A student will pass a course if he/she earns a minimum of 0.67 quality points or D-.

Prerequisites

Some courses have requirements that need to be met before the student may enroll. Check the “prerequisite” or “recommended” section listed after each class.

Course Load

The master schedule of course offerings (teaching assignments) is arranged each year to reflect the student requests made during the spring registration of the previous school year. Request for change will only be honored if space is available. Students with fewer than 12 credits after two years of high school will be required to take a minimum of six (6) classes per semester. All high school students must take a minimum of five (5) courses and no more than a maximum of seven (7) courses per semester. Since the master schedule is designed based on student interest, any changes after its completion will be limited.

Auditing or Repeating a Course

Students may audit or repeat a course for a variety of reasons, such as gaining exposure to updated content or strengthening understanding of previously taken content.

  • Students must complete a form for auditing or repeating a course.  Forms are available in the school counseling office.
  • When a student repeats a previously passed course, the transcript will reflect the higher grade attained.
  • The NCAA will not recognize repeated courses for athletic eligibility. Credit will not be given for an audited course
  • If a student chooses to audit a course, then the transcript will designate an audited course.
  • An audited course will not count towards graduation honors (awards) or in any athletic eligibility considerations.
  • An audited course will not count in any GPA considerations
  • An audited course will not count towards meeting any pre-requisite for another course.
  • The student must remain in good standing (i.e., no attendance or discipline problems) to remain in course.

Pass/Fail Options

Students in grades 7-12 may take elective courses on a pass/fail basis based on the following guidelines. Courses eligible for the pass/fail option are identified on the Pass – Fail Registration Form. Forms are available in the school counseling office.  The student, his/her parent, the teacher and the school counselor must complete and sign the pass/fail registration form. Interested students may secure this form in the Counselor’s office.

  1. “Electives” are defined on the pass/fail registration form that students must complete.
  2. Students in grades 9-12 may take up to one (1) elective credit per year as Pass/Fail (in addition to P.E.) in all areas excluding core classes and foreign languages. PE classes may always be taken pass/fail and may be an additional pass/fail class beyond the student’s pass/fail course selection.
  3. Foreign Languages will only be considered an “elective” and eligible for pass/fail if, after a student has completed at least two years of a foreign language and wants to attempt a different foreign language.
  4. Registration for a pass/fail course must be made during the first four (4) weeks of a course. Should a student decide later to take the course as a grade option (A, B, C, D, F), he/she must do so by the end of the final grading period. For students choosing the grade option (A, B, C, D, F), only the final grade will be changed. If a student elects to change a pass/fail course to a letter grade, this will count as his/her one pass/fail selection for the school year.
  5. The procedure for adding or dropping a course shall also apply to pass/fail courses.
  6. A grade of satisfactory (pass) or unsatisfactory (fail) will be given for progress in each grading period. The teacher should record all letter grades as usual in his/her grade book. Pass/fail will be recorded only on grade cards and permanent record cards.
  7. Given extenuating circumstances, pass/fail grading may be utilized in grades 6-8 as determined by the building principal in consultation with the teaching staff and by approval of the Superintendent/designee for all classes that are not for high school credit.
  8. English Learners (EL) students (K-12) may take any class pass/fail as long as recommended by the appropriate teaching staff and by approval of the Superintendent/designee
Grading Policies

 

Letter Grade Standard Course Honors Course Articulation Agreements CCP, AP
A 4 4.5 4.75 5
A- 3.75 4.22 4.45 4.69
B+ 3.25 3.66 3.86 4.06
B 3 3.38 3.56 3.75
B- 2.75 3.09 3.27 3.44
C+ 2.25 2.53 2.67 2.81
C 2 2.25 2.38 2.5
C- 1.75 1.97 2.08 2.19
D+ 1.25 1.41 1.48 1.56
D 1 1.13 1.19 1.25
D- 0.75 0.84 0.89 0.94
F 0 0 0 0

 

Weighted Grading System

Weighted credit is determined by multiplying standard credit by the following factors: Honors 1.125, articulation agreements 1.1875, and CCP/AP 1.25.

 

Definitions:

Standard courses are aligned to Ohio’s learning standards.

Honors level courses align to Ohio’s learning standards and extend student learning through extended learning experiences.

Articulation Agreements are written agreements between high schools and colleges allowing students to earn college credit for high school courses. Articulation Agreements stipulate the course of action for students to obtain transcripted college credit, including matriculation to a specific college to have credit awarded.

College Credit Plus (CCP) courses offer students who meet the postsecondary institution’s criteria the opportunity to participate in college courses, earning both college and high school credit for their studies. CCP students who earn an F or fail to complete the course will be required to reimburse the District at full cost.  To ensure accurate reporting of student progress in CCP courses while maintaining fidelity to the district’s postsecondary partners, student grade reporting for interim periods within academic quarters and for the mid-semester report card will be reported on a pass/fail basis, with a rounded sixty (60) percent considered passing.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a curriculum for high schools designed by the College Board that reflects an introductory collegiate-level course in the content area.  Students are exposed to a variety of methods of instruction that are designed to develop the essential skills for long-term post-secondary success.  The course culminates in a College Board exam that, if passed, is generally accepted as replacement credit for analogous coursework in college.

Schedule Change Policy

The master schedule of course offerings (teaching assignments) is arranged each year to reflect the student requests made during the spring registration of the previous school year. Request for change will only be honored if space is available.

Students with fewer than 12 credits after two years of high school will be required to take a minimum of six (6) classes per semester. All high school students must take a minimum of five (5) courses and no more than a maximum of seven (7) courses per semester. Since the master schedule is designed based on student interest, any changes after its completion will be limited.

Within the first ten days of school students are expected to make all schedule adjustments prior to the opening of school. Student/parent-initiated schedule changes made after school begins may be made with parent permission and only during the first ten (10) school days. When a course is dropped within this timeframe, the course will be deleted from the student’s transcript. Courses will be dropped and/or added within this timeframe if space is available, and with counselor or administrative approval for the following reasons:

  1. to balance classes between semesters/trimesters;
  2. to accommodate a senior who may need to make a change to meet graduation requirements;
  3. to adjust for courses completed, with a passing grade, in summer school or through correspondence;
  4. to drop a study hall and add a class;
  5. to accommodate an original request that was not honored due to a scheduling conflict;
  6. to change the teacher – only if the student has had the teacher previously for the same course and he/she failed that course;
  7. to adjust for special/alternative programming; or
  8. to change an inappropriate course level as dictated by the prerequisite.

After the first ten days of school schedule changes made after the first ten days of school must be approved by the parent, teacher, counselor, and building administrator. Courses will be dropped and/or added within this timeframe if space is available with counselor and administrative approved for the following reasons:

Adding a course: After the first ten days of a semester/trimester, no courses will be added except for students enrolled in a CCP class. Students who drop a CCP class in accordance with the post-secondary partner’s timeline should be permitted to add the HS equivalent if it is required for graduation. The student is responsible for making up missed material.

Dropping a course: Before dropping a course, students must complete the Course Drop Request Form/Procedure.  Forms are available in the school counseling office. Upon receipt of a Drop Request Form it must be determined: (1) whether the student is passing or failing. The teacher makes this determination by averaging the grades from all preceding grading periods, including the current grading period, to arrive at a cumulative grade; and, (2) whether the course has passed the midway point of the semester/trimester or year depending upon the length of the course. When both determinations have been made, the following will apply: Before the course is midway through, the following criteria will be applied for all high school courses:

Before the course is midway through, the following criteria will be applied for all high school courses:

  • If the cumulative grade is a D- or above, the student will receive an F for the current grading period and a WDP (Withdraw Passing) for the remainder of the course.
  • If the cumulative grade is an F, the student will receive an F for the current grading period and a WF (Withdraw Failing) for the remainder of the course.

After the midway point of the course, the following criteria will be applied:

  • Upon receipt of the request to drop, the student will receive an F in the current grading period and, regardless of whether the cumulative grade is passing or failing, a WF (Withdraw Failing) will be the grade for the remainder of the course.

Level change: A level change means moving up or down a level within the same subject area course. Once a student, parent and/or teacher recognize that the level of difficulty is not appropriate, a level change should occur immediately. Students wishing to change levels shall complete the appropriate Course Level Request Form before a level change will be permitted.  Forms are available in the school counseling office.