There is no waiver process for students who do not make the grade requirement.
All waivers must be submitted no later than August 24th for the 2009-2010 school year.
HONORS CLASSES: High School
Prior to course registration for next year, teachers of honors and AP courses will recommend students for Honors level classes. A student who does not agree with a teacher’s recommendation that the student should not take an advanced course must take the following steps before being admitted to that course:
1. The student must write a letter to the Department Supervisor of the course in question. The letter should explain why the student disagrees with the teacher recommendation, why the student feels that he or she should take the course, and the steps he or she will take to ensure success in the course.
2. The student must meet with the current teacher and Department Supervisor to discuss the details of his or her work and ability, and a plan for success in an honors or advanced course.
3. The parent(s) or guardian(s) of the student must attend a meeting with the student and his or her guidance counselor. This meeting will make the parent aware of the course requirements. The parent and student must also sign a waiver indicating that because of scheduling constraints, the student may have to remain in the honors course for the entire semester, even if he or she is failing.
No student will be admitted to an honors course against teacher recommendation without completing the above steps. Students already enrolled in an honors course must earn a final average of “85” or higher to receive a recommendation to continue in an honors course. Students enrolled in non-honors courses must earn a final average of “90” or higher in order to receive a teacher recommendation to move to honors. Students who are in an honors course must earn a final average of “88” or higher to receive a recommendation to enroll into an AP course. Students who are in a non-honors course must earn a final average of “95” or higher to receive a recommendation to enroll in an AP course. Student course recommendations are done following the mid-year report card, a student must maintain the above averages in order to remain placed in those recommended levels for the following school year.
Waiver Form.docx (docx)