Schedule Changes

Selecting courses in high school is an important process that requires serious planning and decision-making for both students and parents.  Although the process starts in early January, students are given ample time during the spring to choose their courses for the next school year.  The school’s Master Schedule is built upon these choices.  Financial and space constraints do not always allow flexibility to grant requests to change courses. Requests for course changes will be put on a waitlist, are subject to administrative approval, and cannot be guaranteed.  Changes in course requests are not accepted after June 1st. No changes will be allowed unless they are deemed necessary by the school. COUNSELORS WILL NOT MAKE TEACHER CHANGES OR CONSIDER BLOCK REQUESTS.

Below are the only approved reasons for a schedule change:  

  • Student has been scheduled into a course previously passed 
  • Student has been scheduled into a course out of sequence (i.e., Spanish 3 before Spanish 1) 
  • Student did not pass a class that was a prerequisite for another 
  • Student has an incomplete schedule 
  • Senior is missing a requirement for graduation 

Below are NOT approved reasons:

  • Elective changes 
  • Teacher requests
  • Block changes
  • Time preference 
  • Lunch Requests
  • Friend Requests

For questions or more information, please contact your school counselor.

Langley High School Schedule Change Policy/ Procedures:

  Dates/   Timeline



  Up to Day 1

Counselors begin working out schedule conflicts & errors


Elective changes will not be considered beyond this point

  • Two HPE9 courses in schedule
  • Enrolled in course that was completed over the summer


  Week 1-2


  (through            Labor Day)

Counselors balance courses as possible.


Level-UP changes will not be considered after this point.

  • Two World History classes have 28 and 23 students, by adjusting two students’ art classes, the classes now become 26 and 25 respectively

  Week 3-6




No movement permitted.


  • First assessments can create an overly reactive response when a course change will not ultimately be necessary
  • Struggling students should begin working w/ teachers to develop an intervention/ support plan.

  Week 7




Requests may be submitted for level-down adjustments only.

  • Students with a grade of a “B-” or higher must wait until the end of the quarter.


  • Priority will be given to students:
    • with courses required for graduation
    • with an unsatisfactory grade
    • who have been working with a teacher on a remediation plan

  End of 1st          Quarter

Level-down requests may be submitted

and will be reviewed on a case and space available basis.


  5 school   days after   report cards   are available

Last day to drop a course without it being recorded as a WP/WF on transcript