Student Schedule Instructions

Message from the Assistant Head of School

As we end the school year and start summer break, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide students and parents with some information regarding scheduling for the 2019–20 school year.

For students

Step-by-Step to view student schedule:
  1. Log in to lwhs.org
  2. You will land on your Progress tab
  3. Course list will show below "Performance" starting July 1


Student screenshot

For parents

Step-by-Step to view student schedule:
  1. Log in to lwhs.org
  2. Far left, click on student name (if you have more than one student, use the dropdown)
  3. On the Progress tab, the course list will be below “Performance” starting July 1

Parent screenshot

Course Changes

  • Creative Projects in Music will be offered in both fall and spring semesters.
  • 9th and 10th graders: Have you completed your Performing Arts requirement? There are still spaces in a few courses.
The following courses have been cancelled for the 2019-20 school year:
  • Environmental Science
  • Jewelry 2
  • Musical Theatre Technique
  • Juvenile Justice and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Scheduling Process

Scheduling at Lick-Wilmerding is a complicated process designed to provide a comprehensive Head Heart Hands learning experience for all students. We believe learning is enhanced by sharing the classroom with students from all walks of life, and so we prioritize the principles of equity, access, and inclusion above student choice. At the same time, we offer students a broad spectrum of classes from which they can increasingly personalize their schedule as they move up through the grades.

On July 1, students can view their schedule on the school website, including both fall and spring semesters. Students will find that all of their requirements and the great majority of their requested classes will appear on their schedules. However, some students may not be satisfied with part of their schedule. The Academic Guidebook is the best source of information about our policies and procedures, but here is a selection of frequently asked questions and answers regarding scheduling. Please review these before contacting the school with any schedule concerns or requests.

FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What do I do if there is an error on my schedule?

    When you open your schedule on or after July 1, you should see six or seven classes, though maybe not all of your first choices. In the rare case of an error—fewer than six classes, missing a required class, placed into a class you are not qualified for, et al.—please contact Jared Green, Interim Scheduler, until July 31, and Randy Barnett, Assistant Head of School, thereafter. Inquiries will generally be answered in late July/early August.
  • Q: I think my placement in Math/World Language is not accurate, what should I do?

    Email Assistant Head of School Randy Barnett, as well as World Languages Department Chair Luke Alessandroni or Math Department Chair Annie Mehalchick to describe your concern. We will work to resolve placement issues in August before school starts.
  • Q: Why didn’t I get the course that I requested?

    Because of the difficulty of predicting demand for classes, some sections have more requests than spaces. In this case, we use a priority system to assign spaces in order to ensure equitable access. If a student did not receive their first choice, they will be assigned to their alternate choices. If they did not list alternates as instructed during the course request process, they will either be placed into a class they didn’t request but which has space (if they need a sixth class), or not be placed into a seventh class. They may request changes during the Add/Drop period (see below).

    Occasionally, students may feel it is important to let colleges know that they could not get into a certain course because it was full or conflicted with other courses. In this case, they should discuss it with a college counselor, who can make this information available to admissions officers through their recommendations.
  • Q: What should I do if I want to make changes to my schedule?

    Students may request schedule changes during the add/drop period in the first four days of school, August 27-30, or the beginning of the Spring Semester, January 8–9. In order to ensure equity and consistency for all students, requests to change schedules will not be considered before the add/drop period except to correct schedule errors (see above). Add/drop requests will be processed with the same priorities used during the regular scheduling period and will depend on the availability of space in a class and/or on a student’s schedule.
  • Q: I signed up for a TA or Independent Study; why don’t I see it on my schedule?

    TAs and Independent Studies will be added to a student’s schedule in August after the Add/Drop period. Please check back to verify that the TA/IS appears on your schedule by September 3.
  • Q: I am interested in doing an Independent Study or TA; is there still time to sign up?

    Yes, 11th and 12th graders can complete an application (available in the Course Catalog), get appropriate signatures, and write up a proposal for these experiences before and during the add/drop period. TA and IS are not available to 9th graders. 10th graders may be approved in certain circumstances.
  • Q: How do I contact someone to discuss my student’s schedule?

    Please email your schedule concerns to Jared Green, Interim Scheduler, until July 31, and Randy Barnett, Assistant Head of School, thereafter. Schedule concerns that are not based on an error or on Math/World Language placement change must wait until the Add/Drop period in order to make sure that the process is equitable and consistent for all students.
  • Q: I'm having trouble logging in to the website. Whom should I contact?

    Please email School Receptionist Molly French with issues regarding login.



Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.