Schedule Change Practices
New Tech High @ Coppell is pleased to be able to offer a variety of courses for our learners. Selections made during registration help determine how many facilitators and sections will be needed for a course. Master schedules are developed from these numbers in the spring prior to the upcoming year. The process allows administrators to plan and hire for optimum academic strength. When learners are permitted to randomly change schedules, facilitators and classrooms are not effectively utilized. As a result, all learners are affected. Even the most effective planning is compromised. Very seldom does a single course change affect only one course. Careful selections benefit everyone. Thank you for being a crucial part of our educational team as we work together for academic excellence.
- Parent and learner information will be delivered regarding spring registration.
- Learners will be guided through course selection and graduation requirements during individual conferences to confirm course selections.
- Learners who do not submit Course Selections will have a schedule arranged for them by their counselor according to their academic needs and/or graduation plan.
- The last day to make changes to course requests for the 2021-2022 school year is Thursday, April 1.
- A learner who does not submit a Course Verification Form by Thursday, April 1, 2021 will not be eligible for a schedule change.
- The last day to make a change to an Endorsement Plan for the 2021-2022 school year is Thursday, April 1. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will have the opportunity to change their Endorsement Plan during their Spring Registration Meeting with their counselor.
Guidelines for changes
Schedule Pick Up Through First Week of School
- During schedule pick up and through the first week of school, only the requests for schedule changes listed in this section will be considered. Learners must complete and submit an NTH@C Schedule Change Request Form.
- Program or course cancelled by district or campus
- Level up into a course if space available
- Missing a class period on the schedule
- Add/Drop UIL Activity
- Prerequisite for course not met
- Add/Drop UIL Athletic Activity (see CHS Athletic Handbook)
- Need to retake a failed course
- Add Facilitator/Office Aide (Juniors and Seniors Only)
- Dual Credit classes do not match NTH@C schedule
- Course already successfully completed and credit earned (i.e. summer Add a release period (Juniors and Seniors Only) school, CBE, correspondence.)
- Need a course required for graduation (Seniors Only)
End of First Progress report (posted week 4) and the end of the First 9 Weeks
- Level Down - At the end of the first progress report (posted week 4) and at the end of the First 9 Weeks (posted week 10), requests to level down will be considered only if space is available in the new class. Schedule change priorities will be given to learners who have earned less than a 75 and attended a minimum of two tutorials with their current educators. Learners must complete and submit a NTH@C Level Change Form. The grade earned in the current class will be the grade the learner begins with in the new class. Requests for same level moves will not be taken.
- Dropping a Course - At the end of the first progress report (posted week 4), juniors and seniors may choose to drop a course and add a release or facilitator/office aide if approved. Learners who choose to drop a course at the end of the first progress reporting period must submit a Drop Request Form and understand that No grade / Credit / GPA will be awarded for the course.
End of First Semester
- Level Down - At the end of the first semester, requests to level down will be considered only if space is available in the new class. Learners must complete and submit a NTH@C Level Change Form. The grade earned in the current class will be the final grade for the first semester. Requests for same level moves will not be taken.
- Dropping a Course - At the end of the first semester, juniors and seniors may choose to drop a course and add a release or facilitator/office aide if approved. Learners who choose to drop a course at the end of the semester must submit a Drop Request Form and understand that the grade that the learner earned will be posted on the transcript and calculated into the GPA.
*All courses that a learner attempts for a full semester will be posted on the official transcript*