Welcome to the NCHS Request for Reconsideration of Placement  Homepage 

Please Note: The Deadline for submitting a request for reconsideration of placement (High School) is April 1st at midnight. 
Please Note: The Deadline for submitting a request for reconsideration of placement (Saxe) is April 1st at midnight.

Placement Appeals 

Students wishing to be considered for a more rigorous placement at an honors or AP level after initial course recommendations have been made may appeal for reconsideration. Via the appeals process, these students may present reasons why they believe they would be appropriate for the honors program. Appeal forms for this purpose are available via this website and must be completed and submitted by the deadline date. A committee consisting of administrators, school counselors, as well as representative chairpersons and teachers considers the merits of each appeal and recommends accordingly. 

Placement Notification 

To ensure that the course selection process proceeds in a smooth and timely fashion, department committees will finalize their placement recommendations during the third quarter marking period. Students recommended for honors or AP courses need not accept the placement. In this and other program decisions, students should work with their counselors to determine what is in their best academic interest.

For students currently in Grades 9-11, the School Counseling Office will formally notify students and parents by sending parents a copy of the course selection form containing recommendations for academic placements. For students currently in Grade 8, formal notification will come from the Administration. 

Students will be notified of appeals decisions in April. 

Placement recommendations may be rescinded if a student fails to maintain the appropriate performance standard in the antecedent course through the end of the year.