Schedule Changes: Drop and Add Information In the spring, students had the responsibility to select appropriate courses for the coming school year. Students received recommendations from their classroom teachers, counselors, and parents before completing their program request. A master schedule was formed from these requests and every attempt was made to give each student the best schedule possible.
If the schedule you receive requires a change consistent with the reasons listed below, plan to attend on the assigned date to drop/add classes. If the student is unable to attend, a parent may come in the student’s place.
Reasons for Schedule Changes:
- obvious errors or omissions of selected or required courses
- not having six classes each semester
- correction due to failure of a course
- completion of a summer school course
- placement at Oakland Technical Center
- placement in dual-enrollment
- successful completion of the "Testing Out" program
- have not met pre-requisites for a class
Students requesting a schedule change should report to the Student Services office on the appropriate day and during the noted times. Since it is important that we hold to this schedule, it may be necessary to re-arrange work or athletic schedules in order to take care of this task.
Please Note: Only teacher recommended changes will be made during the first week of school. Please make sure that you bring the signed copy of the schedule change permission form with you to Drop/Add.
Pay to Participate As part of the 2013-2014 approved budget the district will be continuing with the pay-to-participate fees for middle school and high school sports. The pay to participate fee for sports is $175 for both high schools, and $85 for both middle schools. There is a family cap of $850 per year.
In addition, an annual one-time activity fee will be charged to cover other extra and co-curricular activities such as Robotics, Debate, Science Olympiad, Drama, Latin Club, NHS, etc. This fee is to be paid once each year, allowing students to participate in as many programs as they choose. This fee is $30 for middle school and $50 for high school.
Students participating in these activities must pay the fee at registration. Please bring a check or money order payable to South Lyon High School. This check will cover all extra and co-curricular programs for the entire 2013-14 school year. Please fill-out the Pay to Participate form and return it with your check or money order during registration.
Curriculum Night On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 beginning at 7:00 p.m., parents and guardians are invited to the school to meet their students' teachers and visit their classrooms. This is a great time to establish contact with your student's teachers and learn all about the school rules and course expectations. Schedules will be available in the high school Commons. For time purposes, please bring your students class schedule.
Practice ACT and PSAT Tests The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test) will be administered TBD 2013 at South Lyon High School. Student should arrive no later than 7:50 a.m. This test, which takes approximately 3.5 hours, is the entry for all college-bound juniors into several national scholarship programs, including the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Sophomores who are taking Algebra 2 are encouraged to take the PSAT, as well, for practice. To be considered for the National Merit program, sophomores will retake the PSAT in their junior year.
The PLAN (practice version of the ACT) is designed for sophomores and will be given to all of our sophomore students during the Fall MEAP testing session. Fall testing day is Wednesday, October 16, 2013 the MEAP Plan and practice ACT will be given on this date as well as the Senior Symposium. If you have questions or need information please call your student's counselor.
College Entrance Exams Seniors who will be applying for admission to a 4-year college or university should register for either the ACT or SAT as soon as possible. Juniors should plan to register in April or June. Michigan schools prefer the ACT, and it is one of two steps toward eligibility for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Program. Some scholarship programs and highly selective out-of-state schools may prefer the SAT I. (See your counselor to learn which test you should take - or if you need to take the test with the new MME rules.)