Drop and Add Procedures
Students are permitted to drop and/or add classes on an individual basis. Students will be permitted to drop classes a) when they have been forced to drop because of extended illnesses, and b) when they have been misplaced due to inaccurate testing and recommendations. These requests must be initiated by parent or teacher and may reflect a "W" (withdraw) no credit on the transcript.
Students who elect a course and find that the course is not meeting their needs may request a schedule change before the end of the second week of the semester. Courses may be added through the second week of a semester as available.
All schedule change drops after the third week of a semester will be failure drops. This will apply to changes created by failure to keep up with the course, lack of motivation, and other failures on the part of the students which make it impossible for the student to continue with the course. In these cases of approved drop failures, the approval is to permit students to quit attending the class, but the student does receive an "F" for the course, and the "F" will be part of the student's permanent transcript.
Any student who receives a failing grade in a course may repeat the course in summer school or in the following school year with prior course approval by the Academic Vice Principal. Upon completion of the course, the grade received will be recorded with the registering school also noted on the transcript. The original grade (F) will remain as recorded. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the Academic Vice Principal. Courses which are specifically required for graduation must be repeated for credit retrieval.
Cross Enrollment and College Credit
Bellarmine students are allowed to participate in elective classes at community colleges, vocational-technical institutes, and other area public schools when a program other than college preparatory is requested and classes in particular areas are not available at Bellarmine.
Students wishing to participate in classes at other schools in lieu of other elective classes must check with the Academic Vice Principal or the Counseling Department prior to registration and must have these courses recorded on their Bellarmine schedules.
Students may enroll in courses at community colleges for high school or college credit. Courses taken to fulfill high school requirements will be calculated as part of the high school grade point average. Courses taken for college credit do not affect the high school grade point average and will not be added to the Bellarmine transcript.
Courses need to be approved by the Academic Vice Principal prior to registration to assure credit. This includes summer school courses.
Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy
Bellarmine is a member of the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (online courses). Students seeking credit should have course pre-approved by the Academic Vice Principal. See the Jesuit Virtual Academy at http://www.jvla.org/