The registration process for the new school year begins in January. Nolensville High School sets its number of sections and builds its master schedule based on student requests for courses. The registration in the spring determines the courses offered the following fall. Once the master schedule has been determined, students will be obligated to take these courses. In other words, students will not be allowed to change their minds in the fall. Students should plan their schedules in a thoughtful, careful manner to match their abilities and their educational needs.
Students register by entering class requests on the computer. Teachers recommend students for classes.
As necessary, Counselors meet individually with students to confirm biographical information and to review course requests for next year. Four-year plans are revised if necessary.
In early August, all students receive their schedules. At this time, only VALID schedule changes may be made. Valid changes include updating course selections based on summer school credits or correcting a scheduling error made by the school. INVALID changes include changing courses in the same level for the sake of getting a different teacher, changing courses for a more favorable schedule, or changing courses to have classes with one’s friends.
Full-year courses may not be dropped at the end of the first semester, even if only an elective. Exceptions to this policy can be made only by appealing to the Principal. The usual consideration is whether the student has been academically misplaced. If the exception is granted, the student will be required to take an equally challenging semester course.
- The student should consult the teacher for ways to improve.
- If the problem still exists, the parent should talk to the teacher. Conversation can occur over the phone or through email, but the best communication is still person to person.
- If the problem continues to exist, the parent can request a school meeting that includes the teacher, the student, the parent(s), the appropriate school counselor, and the grade-level assistant principal. This team will form a plan of action.