SPECIAL SCHEDULING INFORMATION
NOTE: FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON SCHOOL COURSES AND STUDENT SCHEDULING, PLEASE REFER TO THE TAB MARKED COURSE SCHEDULING & INFO UNDER THE GUIDANCE TAB SECTION OR ON THE AMS HOME PAGE.
Physical Education (P.E.): All students are required to have one full year (two semesters and .5 credit) of Physical Education in order to graduate from the high school. We provide all eighth graders the opportunity to fulfill this requirement by taking the class during their 8th Grade year.
Students no longer receive P.E. waivers at the middle school for playing interscholastic sports. Waivers are only granted for sports at the high school level. Two waivers fulfill the P.E. requirement, but do not give students the .5 credit they receive when they actually take the class. If students choose to use waivers to "oopt-out" of taking PE class, they will need to make up the .5 credit during high school to have enough credits to graduate. This .5 credit can be earned by taking any class at the high school that provides credit.
World Languages: Students that have achieved lower grades in Language Arts, but have still met the requirements for a World Language, would be the first ones to be dropped if seats are limited in French, Mandarin, or Spanish. In other words, if your child has straight B's to be eligible to take a Foreign Language but another student has straight A's, the student with the higher grades would likely have first priority for being enrolled in the requested class.
Incoming 6th Graders: Course Summary Request forms (yellow sheets) will be available on 2/6/18 during the Parent Scheduling Information Session with more copies being available at Avon Heritage Elementary School sometime that week. Please circle whether your child is eligible and would like to take Honors Language Arts and whether they want to take an elective.
All the other courses listed will be mass added to every student's schedule. Mathematics placements will be determined by evaluating student grades and district and state-wide testing data. All course request sheets must be returned to your child's current homeroom teacher at Avon Heritage Elementary School by March 16.
Electives Scheduling Priority: When scheduling students for the next school year, seventh graders scheduling for Grade 8 will have prioroity of elective courses over sixth graders scheduling for Grade 7.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the AMS Student Services at (440) 934-3800.