Current Year Schedule Change Policy (2017-18)

Please note the policy regarding schedule changes according to the NISD Middle School Course Guide:

Schedule Changes

Any student initiated schedule change must be completed by the last day of the school year. The Principal or designee must approve other schedule changes within the first 10 days of each semester and only in the case of improper academic placement in a course.

Schedule Change Guidelines

Only schedules that meet the following criteria may be considered for changes:

• A change is needed to balance class sizes.

• Students scheduled in a course for which they already has already passed.

• Student is enrolled in a course for which the student does not have the prerequisite.

• Student has an incomplete schedule.

• Students enrolled/not enrolled in an application/audition course for which they were approved.

• Student has failed a course and needs to repeat the course.

• Change is needed as a result of a passed course earned in summer school.

Exit Guidelines for Pre-AP/AP Courses

1. A student may request to exit the Pre-AP/AP course during the first 10 school days of each semester, or at the end of the first grading period. To exit a Pre-AP course, parent contact must occur and the student must confer with the counselor and principal or principal’s designee.

2. A student that exits out of a Pre-AP course will retain this grade in the new course. If a student exits with a grade below 70 in the original course, this will impact their UIL eligibility.

3. Exiting a Pre-AP course prior to the end of a semester will result in loss of weighted credit for the course. The exception to this is in the area of middle school Pre-AP math due to the accelerated curriculum in 6th and 7th grade (actually covers 6th, 7th and 8th grade curriculum). Once a student has successfully completed Pre-AP math in the 7th grade, the next (and only) available course in the 8th grade is Algebra I. Students enrolled in Algebra I will remain in the course for the duration of the school year.

If you meet these criteria, a Schedule Change Request form can be picked up in the Counseling Office.