Story by Lauren Schutt
Graphics by Lauren Schutt and Elena Perry
At a school that offers more than 100 courses during the year, it is no mystery how difficult it can be to place every student in their ideal schedule. Despite the challenges, most people are given the correct classes, a testament to the hard work of the administration before the school year even starts. However, not everyone receives a winning schedule on the first try.
Schedules were distributed starting two weeks leading up to school, available in the office up until the first day. The counselors were available before school was provided for changes, but many decide once the year starts. Since the start of school on Sept. 5, many people have submitted schedule request forms to the Counseling Center in an attempt to reverse the mistakes. Freshman Maggie Torii was placed in a class she didn’t need to graduate.
“I came up here because I didn’t have a class I needed. [I needed] English, [instead of] Digital Essentials]” Torii said.
The most common complaints are placement in the wrong level class, for example an AP option when regular is needed, or a desire to switch electives. The request deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 11. Those requesting changes need a parent signed pink slip from Ms. Allsup in the Counseling Center, with the original and desired class clearly marked.