As we creep up to the end of our first semester, the thought of new classes is on our minds. Sometimes, the classes we choose aren’t the most appealing after we actually go through them, so I’m here to tell you how to switch classes.
The most important thing to remember about this process is that your counselor is only here to help you. If, in the first three days into the second semester, you find out you don’t like the class, now’s your time to request a switch.
Dean of Students Mrs. Roberts shared with us that “[to switch your classes] you should follow your schedule the first three days. You should one, feel it out, see what you really think about it, talk to your teacher, and see that syllabus and see if it’s the right fit. On the fourth day you can make an appointment with your counselor, but of course you can come the first three days if you truly need to. We will then collect information. The best thing to do is probably to come see your counselor now. It’s not a bad idea to have a conversation about what you’re thinking, and your plans for the future. Lots of times if we can’t make a change, we might already know what’s working against us. Second, it’s not a bad idea to talk to the teacher now, you can see the room numbers [in PowerSchool] now. Come in, talk to us about it, if we already know we can’t make the change or know that it is an option, we will give you the advice to come in on the fourth day!”
The first thing to do is to schedule an appointment with your counselor here, and share that you think you’re in need of a class change. The second thing to do is to also talk to the teacher about the class you want to switch into, it’s never too early. Although class changes can be complicated–and some may not be possible–School Counselors will work their best to fit you into the class you wish!