Program of Studies Overview
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The information contained in the Wilson County Schools 2022-2023 Program of Studies for grades 9-12 is intended to guide students in the selection of high school courses. Students should discuss this information with parents, teachers, school counselors, and/or administrators. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the registration process, students and parents are encouraged to contact the student’s school counselor or school administrator.
Not all high schools offer all courses approved in the district's Program of Studies. Each high school creates its own list of courses to be offered each year. A high school builds its master schedule on students' requests for courses and on its ability to staff the courses students request. The registration process helps determine what courses the school will staff and offer in the following school year. Once each high school establishes its master schedule, students are obligated to take the courses they requested. Students, therefore, should carefully select courses to match their abilities and educational goals.
● Students may request a valid schedule change based on summer school credits or to correct a scheduling error made by the school. These schedule corrections should take place the first 5 days of the first semester.
● Students who request and receive Honors or Advanced Placement courses are obligated to take these courses in the next academic school year unless school administration approval is granted.
● A student who is experiencing difficulty in a class will not be removed from the class outside the policies stated above. When difficulties occur, the following procedures should be followed:
The student should seek assistance from the course instructor. This may include but is not limited to one-to-one tutoring with the teacher, small group tutoring offered before or after school, or additional remediation projects.
If student difficulties persist in the course, the parent should communicate with the teacher. Communication may occur by email, phone, or parent-teacher conference.
If the student continues to experience difficulties, the parent may request a school meeting that includes the teacher, student, parent(s), appropriate school counselor, and appropriate school administrator. The team will form an appropriate plan of action to address the concerns.