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Madison Metropolitan School District

Adding & Dropping Courses

Near the start of 2nd semester, students are guided through the course selection process for Fall semester of the upcoming year. Counselors and teachers carefully explain required and elective class options. The Memorial High School Curriculum Guide contains all course descriptions.  Students are instructed to confer with their parents, teachers, and counselor, and to choose courses carefully. The ability to add/drop courses later is very limited!

By August of each year, schedules are ready for student pick-up during Registration.

After this course selection process, only the following changes may be made:

  • Errors made by the school;
  • Simple drops when no other changes are needed and the student does not fall below a minimum class load (written parent permission required);
  • Teacher recommended level changes;
  • Credit shortages for seniors;
  • Class leveling;
  • Students who have failed once with the same teacher.

District policy on dropping classes once the semester has begun

Occasionally, a student may wish to drop a class once the semester has begun. Students/parents considering this MUST talk with the assigned school counselor before any drop can take effect. Dropping classes can affect such things as grade point average and/or athletic eligibility. If the course is dropped before the end of the seventh week, the course will not appear on the transcript, and therefore will not affect grade point average. If the course is dropped after the end of the seventh week, it will be recorded as a failed course on the transcript. Again, be sure to consult with your counselor.