Schedule Change Policy, Grading and Course Information, Special Consideration Request

Special Consideration Request Form (Click)

As a counseling office, we understand that there are circumstances in which special consideration needs to be given when creating a student’s schedule.  Every effort will be made to honor your request.  However, some conditions will require students to be placed in certain classes in which the request may not be able to be honored.  At OCHS, we are committed to providing all students a quality education by promoting high academic expectations in ALL classes.

Schedule Change Policy

The school counselors at OCHS make every effort to inform students of course offerings and to assist each student in meeting graduation requirements. This effort begins in the spring of the previous school year. Counselors are also available to discuss concerns prior to the July/August registration. While it is understood that some minor adjustments may be necessary to balance class sizes or to accommodate a student not completing a required course the previous year, we must adhere to the following policy:

All schedules must be finalized during summer registration. Changes during summer registration will only be made for:

1. Students wanting to change an elective class option

2. Students who did not complete summer reading requirements

3. Students who want to adjust content level (Advanced, AP, and Dual Credit)

Schedule changes during summer registration will NOT be made for:

1. Specific teachers requests (see Special Scheduling Request Form)

2. Specific classes with or without a specific peer (see Special Scheduling Request Form)

3. Specific time of day (see Special Scheduling Request Form)

NO schedules changes will be made after school begins. Consideration may be made in the event that:

1. The student does not meet the prerequisite.

2. Counselors need to balance classes.

3. A senior is lacking a graduation requirement.

A course dropped or changed for any other reason than the above once classes begin will result in an “F” grade.

Grading Information

* Grades are based on a rolling average system.

* There are three grade checkpoints throughout the year.

* Final grades are calculated at the end of the school year and posted to transcripts.

* Infinite Campus Portal (Link)

Unweighted Grading Scale

A 100% - 90% 4.0 
B 89% - 80% 3.0
C 79% - 70% 2.0
F 69% - below 0

Weighted Grading Scale (AP and Dual Credit Courses)

A 100% - 90% 5.0
B 89% - 80% 4.0
C 79% - 70% 3.0
F 69% - below 0

Course Information 

Advanced Courses

The Oldham County High School SBDM Council has approved the following prerequisites for admission to Advanced courses:

  • At least a B average in the preceding advanced class (an A average in the preceding regular class) 

  • Teacher recommendation

*** Please check individual course listings for any other prerequisites. ***

Advanced Placement Courses

The Oldham County High School SBDM Council has approved the following prerequisites for admission to Advanced Placement courses:

  • At least a B average in the preceding advanced class (an A average in the preceding regular class) 

  • Teacher recommendation

*** Please check individual course listings for any other prerequisites. ***

Students may sign up during the scheduling process in February/March to enroll. Students must meet eligibility requirements and can take the A.P. exam in May. Students should check with individual colleges for their A.P. credit policy. There is a fee for the exam given in May. Credit is transferable to most universities for scores of 3+. There are no limits on number of AP courses a student may take during their high school enrollment. Students must meet any prerequisites outlined for the course along with teacher recommendation.