FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (by Students)
Q: Why can't I delete a recommendation made by a teacher or administrator?
A: In an effort to provide all students with the opportunity to be academically successful, we use teacher recommendations to assist with student placement. These recommendations are based upon current student performance and future student potential. It is important that the student, parent, and counselor know what the recommended courses are for each student. If you want to take a course other than that which was recommended, you may add it as a separate request. You can then discuss which of the options is best when you meet with your counselor.
Q: If a teacher did not recommend me for a course, can I still request it?
A: Yes, but you are strongly recommended to discuss with your teacher why you were not recommended for a course. Student overrides of teacher recommendations will be a point of discussion when you meet with your counselor.
Q: My teacher recommended me for a course that is a different level than the one I expected. What should I do?
A: You can make a separate request for the course you do want. You are strongly encouraged to discuss the situation with that teacher so that you understand why you were recommended for a particular course.
Q: I do not understand my options for a course or subject. What should I do?
A: Have a discussion with your teacher or counselor.
Q: I do not have strong feelings on what I take for a course or subject. What should I do?
A: You are encouraged to discuss the situation with your parent/guardian, teacher, and counselor. Seriously consider their input in light of your diploma requirements, post-secondary plans, and career goals.
Q: I do not see a course I want to take listed.
A: It is possible that a course you are looking for is not offered at your school site. Please refer to your course catalogue.