Class Change Policy
September 29, 2010
I would like to recognize the following seniors who recently earned the designation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a “Commended” student based on their PSAT scores from 2009: Luke Agricola, Sam Knudson, Alex Parra, and Jake Schlueter.
About 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in this highly competitive program, these young men represent some of the most academically talented students in our country. We sincerely hope this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of academic success.
With the end of the 1st quarter approaching quickly, I am reminding all parents to check on their son’s academic progress by logging onto NetMoeller and examining their son’s grades. Any questions or concerns regarding grades should begin with the teacher of the class in which their son is enrolled.
The end of the 1st quarter is one of the few times in the school year during which your son can request a class-level change. No new classes can be started at this point in the school year. But, if your son needs to move down a level, and – in very few cases – up a level, now is the time to enquire. (Any moves up will require your son to make up any pertinent work from the 1st quarter to prepare him for any subsequent lessons.)
The process is as follows: First, begin all inquiries with your son’s teacher. The input of your son’s teacher is a crucial determinant of any moves in your son’s schedule. Also keep in mind that if your son is approved for a move, it can cause substantial disruption to the rest of your son’s schedule, so please consider the whole picture when pursuing a move.
The criteria that must be met for any moves up or down are as follows:
1) Your son has spoken with his teacher regarding his struggles in the class;
2) He has pursued extra and/or outside remediation;
3) He is not missing any homework assignments and he has attempted all tests/quizzes; and
4) His guidance counselor has been consulted regarding the move and has determined that it does not negatively impact his attainment of his graduation requirements.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Chris Wilke, Dean of Academics (CWilke@Moeller.org)