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Schedule Changes

Counselors strive to balance class sizes before school begins. Classes will not be overloaded to make a schedule change. Below are the appropriate reasons to request a schedule change:

APG: Yes-Schedule Change

Changes will be made for:

  • Seniors who need a course to fulfill graduation requirements.
  • Students who need to drop a course that has already been taken for credit.  
  • Students who wish to drop a course. (Note: All students must have at least 6 courses each semester.)
  • Students who register for the incorrect level for a class (as long as there is room in the new class).   

We will not be able to change schedules for the following reasons, and requests for the reasons below will not receive a response:

APG: No-Schedule Changes

Changes will not be made for:

  • Requests for specific off periods
  • Requests for a current class to be moved to a different period
  • Lunch switches 
  • Teacher changes
BHS Counselor Contact Information
APG: Schedule Change Timeline

Schedule Change Timeline for 2023-24

If a student is missing a core class  (science, math, world language, social studies, language arts), they should email their counselor directly  as soon as possible. No student will ever be denied one of the core five classes! Level change requests in core classes are often not possible due to full classes.  

Days 1–5: Schedule changes are not allowed in the first 5 days of school.

Days 6–15: Students may drop a class without penalty. They must, however, maintain the minimum number of six classes.

Days 16–30: A WP (withdraw pass) or WF (withdraw fail) grade will appear on the student's transcript.  This does not count against the student's GPA; it is a placeholder on the transcript that says to colleges, “I dropped a class late in the semester.”  

After 30 days: After day 30, an F will be posted if a student drops a class. Students must have a valid reason to drop a class, and they must complete the necessary form, which is available in the counseling office.  

Students must continue to attend all classes until the request has been processed and the student has been notified of any schedule changes. Their remaining schedule must include at least six (6) classes each semester. We cannot guarantee seven (7) classes, even if requested.

Schedule Change Deadlines for 2023-2024

APG: Class Level Change

Class Level Change

Level changing advanced/AP courses to regular courses: 

The level change deadline is five (5) weeks after the start of the 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. 

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, AP Human Geography, and AP Psychology) can be made through the first five weeks of second semester as long as there is room in the new class and it does not overload other classes by making the change.