Course Add/Drop Policy

Course Add/Drop

Please select courses carefully. Course selections should be made in alignment with ASD graduation requirements, prerequisites, and students’ four-year plans. Your counselor is your partner on your High School journey; Please contact them regularly with your course selection and plans.

All requests for a course change must be for educationally sound reasons, approved by a counselor with consultation with teachers and the administrative team. The add/drop period ends after the tenth school day for the start of the school year. For the second semester, the add/drop period concludes on the fifth day of the semester. Once a student registers for a GOA online course, they cannot drop the course. 

Seniors must list their courses for the entire senior year when they apply to colleges. Should a change be made in a second-semester course, senior students must notify colleges of the change. Any changes made to a senior student's schedule should be done in conversation with their counselor.

All current and returning students are advised to select their courses carefully for the entire school year and plan to remain in them. This allows counselors to assist students who are new to ASD. Students who have a qualifying schedule issue should complete a course change request form and meet with their counselor. There are rare circumstances upon the start of the new school year that warrant course withdrawals. These may include: inappropriate level placement and/or missing graduation requirements. 

The Counseling Office will accept Course Change Request Forms for such extenuating circumstances within the designated time period at the start of the school year, and during the first week of Semester 2. Course withdrawal requests may be subject to administrative approval. Course withdrawals after the designated add/drop date or due to absenteeism may be subjected to a WF grade on the student transcript. Students are required to attend the original class until the change in program has been officially approved and updated in PowerSchool.