Why can’t I change my student’s schedule and/or request that they have 8th period off for sports, clubs or other activities?
Boulder High currently has over 2,100 students and the majority of them are involved in after school clubs, activities and sports. In addition, many students also work after school or have other commitments. We recognize this, however with so many students at our school and very little flexibility within an eight period day it is impossible to accommodate these types of requests while also trying to keep classrooms balanced. Although this policy is in place, Boulder High does have a process where we do allow students to submit requests for level changes within the first nine weeks. We work with our students that are involved in after school sports to devise a plan that allows them to make up work when they are required to miss a class due to a competition. Our teachers understand the value of students being involved in different activities and will absolutely be flexible when working with our students in individual classrooms. This policy is also not unique to Boulder High as that other large comprehensive high schools in the district do not allow schedule changes as well.