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β€’ 08/29/2020 at 05:07PM

Could i change this course.

I'm going into 9th grade and I don't know if I'm able to change a certain course I'm really confused so I really need someone to answer my question as briefly as possible. Please and Thank You.

My story: I asked my guidance counselor if I was able to change my extra courses. she told me that my extra courses were [S1-Art foundations, S2-Phys Ed/Heath], what would I like to change?.

My questions: In the high school are you able to move gym/health to another semester and replace it with another extra course? Or are you support to have gym/health all year? Also, do I get to choose and extra course every semester?

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β€’ 08/29/2020 at 06:52PM

Hi there. I myself have dealt with scheduling problems, so I will try to answer your question as briefly as I can.

In terms of your first question, yes you are able to move gym or health to another semester, but only if there is still a spot available in the class and you don't have a class conflict. (ex. I wanted to change from regular gym to gym for athletes but I couldn't because I had choir 1st hour and it was only offered 1st hour) If you postpone your health/gym to another semester, you will have to replace it with another extra course so you don't have a gap in your schedule.

You are not supposed to have gym/health all year, from my experience they are usually a one trimester/semester class. I don't know what your school does, but you may have the choice to choose an extra course every semester or not. You should ask your counselor in terms of your last question.

08/31/2020 at 01:53PM

@peacefulsloth3 has a great answer, but I also wanted to add that you can sometimes take gym over the summer through your school, if you want to clear out space for core classes, or a study period. It usually costs extra though. Similarly, some schools even allow you to take gym online in the summer (weird, right?). Basically, you log hours of physical activity and complete some modules on healthy living. This is a good option for athletes.