Buchanan High School encourages students to challenge themselves academically. While we think it is best for students to give themselves time in a course to fully understand if the course is the right fit for them, we know this may not work for all students. Students in an AP or Honors course wishing to move into another AP or Honors course (i.e. AP Biology moving to AP Environmental Science, Honors Physics to Honors Environmental Sustainability) may change classes at any time within the first 4 weeks of the semester.
Students in an AP or Honors course wishing to move to the general section of a class (i.e. Honors Chemistry to Chemistry, AP Composition to English 11) must request the change before the 1st day of school. If not requested by then, students must stay in the AP/Honors course through the 3rd week of school.
This time period will allow students to experience the course fully. Students may drop an AP or Honors course between the 4th week of the semester until the end of the 8th week as long as there is a comparable course to change to (i.e., AP Psychology to Psychology). This policy is only in effect for AP and Honors courses while all other courses fall under the schedule change policy.