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2022-2023 Deadlines to Add/Change/Drop Classes

We build our master schedule according to student course selection in the spring; counselors cannot change class periods, off periods, or make teacher changes, as we strive to balance class sizes before school begins. Classes will not be overloaded to make a schedule change.

Appropriate reasons to request a schedule change:

  • Seniors needing a course to fulfill graduation requirements.
  • Students needing to drop a course that has already been taken for credit.
  • Students who wish to drop a course. (Note: 9th/10th graders must have at least 6 courses per semester, 11th and 12th graders must have 5 courses each semester.)
  • If students are placed in the incorrect level, they can request a change.

We will not be able to change schedules for the following reasons:

  • Requests for specific off periods (we cannot honor these requests)
  • Lunch switches
  • Teacher changes
  • Requests for a current class to be moved to a different period

If you meet the criteria to request a schedule change, please email your counselor and provide the best contact number to reach you in case a phone call is necessary. 

BHS Counselor Contact Information

Schedule Change Deadlines for 2022-2023

Class Level Change

The first parent-teacher conferences are the usual level change deadline—normally before the end of the ninth week, first semester. Level changes in core courses are possible as long as there is room in the new class and it does not overload other classes by making the change. This level change should be teacher-initiated. If a student desires to change levels in a yearlong course for the second semester of the course, the student must do this before the second semester begins. Level changes for advanced single-semester courses that start in January (i.e., AP U.S. Government and AP Human Geography) can be made through the second semester parent-teacher conferences. 

If a student thinks that they are in the wrong level of a class, they need to have a discussion with their teacher and a decision must be made before or during parent-teacher conferences. A student cannot change levels after this. Once a change is made, the student will start the new level class with a “clean slate,” meaning their previous grade does not carry over. However, students will be held accountable for all class information on the final exam or culminating experience.