Special Programs are reserved for truly special circumstances. In that
regard, we have written guidelines that will clarify when a special program
request will be considered.
- Medical/Psychological reasons validated by a medical doctor or
psychologist/psychiatrist. In this category, only dropping down a level
or dropping out of a course will be considered.
- Special Education and 504 students. The Shaker High School Pupil
Services Team will discuss all changes of program and make
recommendations via the Special Program process to Building
- Requests to add a course in place of a study hall or prep will be
considered within the first two weeks of each semester.
- The supervisor in consultation with the counselor, teacher, and hall
principal may initiate a request for a special program at any time.
A student, parent or guardian should contact their respective school
counselor to discuss a Special Program request.
Note: As students plan their courses for the new school year they should
contact individual supervisors to set up a conference on their prep, study
hall or lunch time if they are not sure a particular course will meet their
The counselor, supervisor and hall principal will meet to discuss special
program requests and forward their input to the building principal.