PCSS High School Curriculum Guide and Course Catalog

Our Vision

Each student in the Putnam County School System is Engaged and Inspired to learn, to Achieve academic success, and to develop socially and emotionally. Graduating students are motivated to excellence, equipped with a strong work ethic, and committed to family and community.

About This Curriculum Guide

This curriculum guide* was created for our students and families as a reference guide for high school academics and an overview of the secondary programs offered in Putnam County Schools. The guide should be used to support students during the high school registration process and in planning the high school course of study for graduation.

Please use the navigation bar by clicking the three lines on the top left of the page to access various topics within the guide.

*The Putnam County School System (PCSS) reserves the right to change curriculum and class offerings as needed. If changes need to be made due to budget, staffing, or limited course requests, students will be informed during the registration process or as early as possible. The contents of this guide are not contractual and do not give rise to a claim of breach of contract against the school district.

The course offerings and requirements are continually under examination and revision.

The institution reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies and other policies and rules affecting students, to be effective whenever determined by the school system. Such changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students.

Putnam County High Schools

(0037) Cookeville High (PreK & 9-12)

1 Cavalier Drive

Cookeville, TN 38501

Tele: 520-2287 Fax: 520-2268



710 Commercial Avenue South

Monterey, TN 38574

Tele: 839-2970 Fax: 839-6070


6950 Nashville Hwy.

Baxter, TN 38544

Tele: 858-3112 Fax: 858-4641


288 East Main Street

Cookeville, TN 38506

Tele: 537-3862 Fax: 537-3062


288 East Main Street

Cookeville, TN 38506

Tele: 526-2176

Schedules and Schedule Change Requests

Students are encouraged to make careful course selections during registration due to its direct correlation to the development of the master schedule for the upcoming school year. Students receive information about course offerings and advisement about appropriate course selection from the counseling staff early in the spring semester.

During that semester, students have the opportunity to discuss their course options with parents, teachers, and campus counselors. Based on input and because we want all students to be happy with their schedules, students may request a change in course selections for the following year until the conclusion of the spring semester and one week following the conclusion of spring semester.

Changes in a schedule or a course may only be made within the time frame noted above. After the course change deadline, schedule change requests will not be accepted or considered beyond the deadline unless there are extenuating circumstances as noted below.

To request a schedule change, students and parents should complete a Schedule Change Request Form.

Requests for schedule changes will be honored for a limited number of reasons such as:

  • Do not have the prerequisite.

  • Medical need (requires official documentation).

  • Error in scheduling on part of school such as data entry error.

  • Recommended level change.

  • Missing a required class.

Not all requests for schedule changes can be honored. Examples of requests not honored are:

  • Changing teachers

  • Changing class hours

  • Requesting classes with friends

  • Switching due to activities participation

  • Student changing their mind about a

  • requested class

  • Dropping AP, IB, or Honors level courses

If you have schedule questions or concerns, please stop into the counseling office at your school or contact your school counselor.

  • For unusual circumstances which require a schedule change after the semester begins, students should be aware that:

  • Grades earned in Honors/AP/IB courses will be transferred to the academic course without any adjustment after the tenth day of class.

  • Grades earned in the first three weeks of a dropped class can impact NCAA eligibility.

  • Dual-credit students must also officially withdraw from the post secondary institution (TCAT, TTU, Vol State) after consulting with a PCSS campus counselor (withdrawing from a dual credit course may impact terms of the Dual Enrollment Grant and/or Hope Scholarship).

  • A change to a new course title requires the student to make up work done prior to his/her entry in the course.