student scheduling procedures
Beginning in February, students in grades 9th - 11th will begin the scheduling process for the next school year. This is an important process for a number of reasons. We try our best to ensure that all students take courses that meet the State of Michigan (MME) guidelines for graduation. Second, we would like to accomodate student interests by creating enough course offerings to satisfy the number of student course requests.
We highly encourage students and parents to read the course scheduling guidebook as well as talk with parents, teachers and students to determine which courses are best suitable for the student in the coming year. Once courses are selected, it can be challenging to accomodate changes in requests due to staffing needs.
There are many advanced placement (AP) classes offered at LCN. All of the AP classes have course prerequisites that are required before signing into the course. We encourage students and parents to talk to counselors and AP teachers to understand the specific course requirements, intended work load and class expectations. AP classes are aligned to rigorous college-level standards. The curriculum provided in the AP class is robust and intended to prepare the student for the AP Exam administered by the College Board in May.
As in the past, students in grades 9 - 12 who successfuly complete an AP course will have a 0.5 GPA enhancement for the course added to their transcript. Beginning fall of 2018, students in grades 9 - 11 who receive a passing score (3 or greater) on their AP Exam will have an additional 0.5 GPA enhancement for the course added to their transcript.
If you would like to see an example of the summer homework before requesting the course, please check out the Academics tab.
By requesting an AP course, the student and parent are committing to staying in the course for the entire duration. Course requests largely determine staffing needs and will affect our course offerings in other departments. We require all students and parents to sign an AP Enrollment agreement before requesting the AP course.
Beginning in the Fall of 2018, successful completion of any core-content honors course will result in an additional 0.25 GPA enhancement. The GPA enhancement will be calculated automatically on the transcript and will not be reflected in course letter grade. The courses include: Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physics, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, PreCalculus, Honors English 9, and Honors English 10.
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