Career & Educational Planning Guide
Use the Career & Educational Planning Guide for academic information such as graduation requirements, area of focus, special programs information like IB and A+, course descriptions and planning, and more!
High School Graduation Requirements
Please see the student handbook for a complete listing of all requirements for graduation. Along with course/credit requirements, students must also:
- pass both the US and MO Constitution tests
- complete mandated CPR training
- complete 10 hours of approved community service.
Schedule Change Policy
NOTE: 2020-2021 – Please email your Counselor to request schedule changes. Elective class change requests can be made through September 21, 2020.
Before the first meeting of a class, schedule changes will not be made unless one of the following criteria is met:
• The student does not meet the prerequisite shown in the course description.
• The student is approved to participate in a work program or to enroll in courses at some other school/college.
• Administrative reasons based on error, class imbalance, course additions, hour changes, vocational school schedule, graduation requirements, clerical assistant, etc.
After the semester begins, schedule changes will not be made unless one of the following criteria is met:
• Student does not meet the prerequisites as shown in the course description.
• Student class placement is inappropriate for ability level.
• Student is approved to participate in a work program or to enroll in courses at some other school/college.
• Administrative reasons based on error, class imbalance, course additions, hour changes, vocational school schedule or graduation requirements. If the student does not meet one of the criteria above and drops a class after the 10th school day of the semester, an “F” will be recorded on the transcript and included in the student’s GPA calculation.
Students who change out of a year-long class at the end of the first semester must meet the following guidelines:
• The teacher, parent and administrator must confer and agree.
• Any student wishing to withdraw from an IB class must meet with the IB Coordinator, counselor, course instructor, and his/her parent and complete “Request to Drop/Change IB Course” form, and submit form to counselor.
• Students who plan to drop an IB course during the testing year must arrange to do so before November 1st to avoid exam fees.
• Student must get “Changing a Year-Long Class at Semester” form from his/her counselor.
• The parent, teacher and administrator must sign the “Changing a Year-Long Class at Semester” form.
• Student must make an appointment with his/her counselor to make the change.
• A teacher may request that a student be removed from the year-long class at the end of the first semester based on a conference between a teacher and parent concerning a student’s academic or behavioral difficulties under the following guidelines:
o Both the parent and teacher must agree to place the student in another class.
o If both parties are not in agreement, an administrator will review the situation.
o If a change is made to another section or subject in the department, the sending teacher is responsible for giving the student’s grade (at the time of transfer) to the new teacher.
Change of Teacher
• The teacher and parent must confer about the problem.
• After working on the problem for at least two weeks, the teacher and the student must decide if they can work together.
• The student and parent must request a teacher change.
• There must be a meeting with the student, teacher, parent, counselor, and assistant principal to discuss the problem.
• If a decision is reached to make a change, the student will be placed into a section with available capacity.