Scheduling Information For 2024-2025

Scheduling Timeline

January 18

Last Day of Semester 1

January 19 - February 2

Teachers input recommendations for next year.  Teachers will discuss next year's course options and the recommendation process with their classes during the month of January. 

February 5 & 6

CHS administration presents scheduling information to grade 8 students at CMS. 

February 5 - 11  

Parents/Students view recommendations and select electives in the Genesis Parent Portal.  Please read the linked document to learn how to select electives in the portal. These selections will be finalized during a planned student/counselor scheduling meeting.  Changes may be made during the meeting. Therefore, selections in the portal are not final selections. If you need to make changes or miss this window, you should attend your scheduled meeting with your selections. 

February 12 - March 8

Counselor / Student Scheduling Meetings

All students will meet with their counselors. The purpose of this meeting is to finalize course requests for next year. The counselor and student will review teacher recommendations and any electives that the student selected in the Genesis Parent Portal.  Students should attend this meeting, having reviewed all teacher recommendations and selected additional electives in the portal.  At the conclusion of the meeting, each student will have a finalized list of course requests.  Counselors will share with their students their assigned scheduling meeting date and time. 

Class of 2025 - 2/12 - 2/16

Class of 2026 - 2/26 - 3/1

Class of 2027 - 3/4 - 3/8

Class of 2028 - 2/15 & 2/16 (CHS counselors meet with current grade 8 students at CMS during PE classes to finalize schedule requests). 

April 1 - April 30

  • CHS begins the scheduling process.

  • Course requests changes will not be processed at this time.

May  1 - 31

  • CHS counselors will review student schedules to check for accuracy and conflicts regarding elective requests. All students will be scheduled for the core academic courses that they requested.  

  • CHS counselors will reach out to students and parents if decisions regarding course electives need to be made. 

Early June 

Schedules will be available on the portal in June.  If you have questions or changes to request, you can reach out to your assigned counselor. Schedule changes are dependent upon the availability of open seats. If a course is full, the student will be added to a waitlist. The counselors will review the waitlist throughout the summer to check for open seats as a result of schedule changes. 

June 3 - (Seniors) Deadline for lab assistant request forms (see your counselor for required forms prior to this date)

Waiver Information

It is recommended to follow the recommendations made by your teachers. These recommendations are made with the knowledge of the student as well as the requirements of the CHS courses. If a student decides to waive into a higher-level course,  a parent must complete a waiver request form for the department the course is assigned to.  Department supervisors are available to discuss course levels. 

  • A student who waives into a course must remain in that course for the first half of semester 1. The ability to drop to a lower level is dependent upon the availability of open seats. The grade that the student earned in the higher-level course follows the student to the new course. 

  • Waiver forms must be completed for all courses you are requesting a waiver for. The waiver forms close on March 8 at the end of the school day. 

  • A second waiver window will open from May 10 - May 17. This is after the master schedule has been built. Waivers will be subject to the availability of open seats during this window. 

Course Waiver Windows

February 2 - March 8 - Waiver window #1

May 10 - May 17 - Waiver window #2

Waiver Request Submission Forms 


2. Math


4.Social Studies

5. Computer Science

6. World Language

Summer Waivers:

 Over the summer, we will accept requests for course waivers. These requests will be considered based on the following requirements:

1. There is a rationale for the decision to waive. For example, the student completed a summer course that prepared him/her for the course requesting a waiver. There is an extenuating circumstance regarding why a waiver should be considered.

2. There are open seats in the course that the student is requesting a waiver for.  Waivers will not be processed until the third week of August. Students will remain on a waitlist until that time. 

 A form to request a course waiver over the summer will be made available at the conclusion of the school year