Student Services / Counseling
Enrollment is coming!
On Monday, Jan. 7th, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will participate in the SME Enrollment Fair. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn about all of their options, so that they can make informed decisions about their 2019-20 courses.
Students will begin in their Advisory class, and will then follow a schedule that will include presentations from teachers in all core subjects and four elective classes, selected by each student based on their interests. They will also learn about the enrollment process from their counselors.
In the afternoon, students will attend a shortened schedule of all seven of their spring classes. (Seniors will participate in a community service project in the morning and attend classes in the afternoon---more information is coming soon!)
Students may request a spring semester class change until Friday, December 14th. No schedules will be changed or reduced after December 14, except in case of error or missing graduation requirements.
For current (fall) semester, students may only drop a course to be a lab assistant for a teacher, which is a no-credit, non-graded course.
Important Deadlines: (from SMSD Program of Studies, pg.23)
- By August 31: Students who request to withdraw from a course and submit a lab assistant application within the first three weeks of school (by August 31st) will have the dropped course removed from their transcript.
- After August 31: Any student who initiates a request to withdraw from a course after August 31st will have the dropped course remain on their transcript with either a "W/P" or "W/F" (indicating whether the student was passing or failing at the time they withdrew from the course). Marks of W/P and W/F are not computed in a student's gpa.
- By November 27: Students may not withdraw from a course during the last three weeks of the semester, so the last day to withdraw from a course is November 27th. All requests to withdraw from a course must be initiated before November 27th to ensure the withdrawal is processed by November 27th. No student may drop a course after that date.
Lab Assistant process:
- To withdraw from a course, students first visit with the teacher(s) of their choice to inquire about being a lab assistant.
- Then they should contact their counselor to begin the process. The counselor will check the student's graduation credits to confirm they may drop the course.
- The teacher will then submit a request directly to the principal for approval.
- After the principal approves the request, the counselor will give the student the application.
- Students must continue attending their original course until their schedule has been changed in Skyward.
Students may have only one lab assistant class per semester, so they are not allowed to drop more than one course per semester.
If you believe there is an error in your schedule (missing class, wrong grade level, haven't taken the prerequisite, have already taken the class, etc.), please send your counselor an email.
Spring eSchool (online) courses - deadline to enroll is Jan. 18
The following online courses may be taken for initial credit: Health (9-12), Lifetime Fitness (9-12), Art History (9-12), Financial Literacy (10-12), Psychology (10-12), and Government (12).
Enrollment for spring eSchool classes begins on Tues., Nov. 27th.
Enrollment forms are available in the SME Student Services / Counseling office, 7:00 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
Courses are taken outside the school day.
Cost is $180 per semester and payment must be made at the time of registration (when the completed enrollment form is returned) by cash, check, or credit card.
All students must attend one mandatory orientation meeting:
January 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m. @ SM East cafeteria, or
January 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m. @ SM West cafeteria
Deadline to enroll is Friday, Jan. 18th.
All students must take a supervised final exam on April 23, 3:00-7:00 @ SM Northwest.
If you have course questions, contact your teacher directly.
Complete details and contact information can be found on the eSchool website.
Dual credit, or concurrent credit, is college credit that is earned concurrently with high school course credit in a particular class.
Apply to JCCC by August 31st