Students in grades 7 through 12 will pick up their class schedules for the school year Tuesday morning, August 7th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This will coincide with New Student Orientation at the Upper School beginning at 10:00 AM and will give students a chance to find their classes and lockers, and to greet their teachers. Student Council members will be stationed at tables in the front foyer of the administration building that morning to pass schedules out.
The school counselor has spent a great many hours during the summer break consulting faculty, checking transcripts, and ensuring that each of our students is on track to meet all requirements for graduation, along with standards set forth by our accreditation bodies and by NCAA (for those planning to play sports at the college level). At the same time, every effort has been made to accommodate student course choices; remember, however, that Hillcrest is a small private school, and classes may not exactly reflect expectations, but they will always work toward the goal of preparing our students for college and career. As a result, please be aware that the master schedule has been set — books are ordered, teachers have studied and prepared — so there will be no schedule changes (per administrative direction), other than for the following exceptions:
- Student has been placed into a class which he/she has already taken
- Student wishes to drop or add an extracurricular activity — athletics or band — which meets during a specific class period
These changes may only take place within the first week after school has begun, and students must fill out a request.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, August 7th, and then to kick off another great school year bright and early on Wednesday, August 8th!