Student Services / Counseling

Spring 2019 Information

Schedule Change Requests

For current (spring) 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)

  • After January 28:  Any student who initiates a request to withdraw from a course after January 28th 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 May 2 (April 18 for seniors):  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 May 2 (April 18th for seniors). All requests to withdraw from a course must be initiated before May 2nd (April 18th for seniors) to ensure the withdrawal is processed and completed by May 2nd (April 18 for seniors). No student may drop a course after that date.

Lab Assistant process

  1. To withdraw from a course, students first visit with the teacher(s) of their choice to inquire about being a lab assistant.
  2. 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.
  3. The teacher will then submit a request directly to the principal for approval.
  4. After the principal approves the request, the counselor will give the student the application.
  5. 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.

Summer School

Enrollment for all summer school classes (including online courses):

  • Forms must be submitted in person (by student or parent) to the Student Services / Counseling office and payment must be made at the time of enrollment

  • Student Services / Counseling office hours are 7:00-3:20 on school days. (Call in advance to check availability on non-school days.)

Summer Academy 

  • At SM Northwest, 7:00 a.m. - noon, M-F
    • Session 1:  June 10-28  
    • Session 2:  July 8-26
  • Deadline to enroll is June 3rd @ noon, however some classes may fill up earlier.

  • $180 per course (+$35 extra for Intro to Art and Advanced Foods)

  • Daily attendance required


  • Summer session:  May 28 - July 2

  • Deadline to enroll is May 24, however, some classes may fill up earlier

  • $180 per course

  • All work done online, but final exam must be taken at school on designated date

  • For initial credit only (not credit recovery)
    Art History, Health, Financial Literacy, Psychology, and Fitness for Life (PE)

  • Mandatory orientation session attendance in May (after school, on one of three dates)

Enrollment for 2019-20

Spring eSchool (online)

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

JCCC College Now

Dual credit, or concurrent credit, is college credit that is earned concurrently with high school course credit in a particular class.

JCCC College Now Information Night – JCCC will host an information session on April 2, 6:30-8 p.m. on JCCC’s main campus, General Education Building, Craig Auditorium (GEB 233). This session will cover admissions, placement testing and enrollment requirements for College Now classes. No RSVP required.

Detailed instructions for students new to College Now.

Instructions for students continuing with College Now.

Use this complete Enrollment Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to enroll and click here for the course schedules and numbers:  2018 SPRING & Yearlong College Now Course Schedules


For the SME College Algebra Trig course, please see 

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Quick step enrollment guide

AP Exams

AP Test Registration: 
    Deadline was Wednesday, Feb. 27th
For more information about AP Testing, go to the SME Testing page and click on the Advanced Placement tab.