How do I change my schedule/course requests?
You will be receiving your Course Verification sheets in the mail in May. At that time you may make changes (parent signature required) and return to your middle school counselor. It is very important for all students and parents to plan carefully as course selections are made. Information from those selections is used to determine the number of teachers and budgets for the next school year. In May, students may alter their course requests if there are seats remaining in the class to which they wish to move. After that time we must all be committed to the decisions we made in the spring.
How do I get into the Gifted/Talented Program or into Honors (Pre-AP) classes?
Gifted/Talented classes require specific scores on IQ tests and other indicators. You may see your middle school counselor for a packet concerning qualifying for GT classes. We support the College Board philosophies of open enrollment for Pre-AP classes and highly encourage all students to consider rigorous classes. Pre-AP classes provide college and career readiness coursework. As an AVID school district, CHHS provides support for students who are challenged but motivated and capable. Please talk with your counselors or assistant principals for more information about Pre-AP/AP options.
How many PreAP classes should I take?
You may take one to four Pre-AP classes: You will want to consider factors such as your extra curricular schedule, study habits, college/career goals and motivation before making this decision.
Am I allowed to take two or more extra curricular? (Ex. Football and Band)
Yes. Participation in a high school program involves many hours each week. See your counselor or the program director/coach if you have questions regarding this and for permission to participate in more than one extra curricular.
What type of schedule are we on?
CHHS and GHS are both on an eight period day of 50 minute classes. One of those periods is a 50 minute lunch.
When do we eat lunch?
Your lunch period will be identified on your schedule. Lunches are served from 11:20 am to 2:00 pm during periods 4, 5 and 6.
When do I get my real schedule?
You will receive your official schedule on the first day of school in the Panther Den (cafeteria). You will need this official schedule as an "entry ticket" into classes that first day.
How do I find out about clubs?
Click on the 'activities' link on the website.
What is a GPA? What is class rank? How often are they computed?
GPA stands for Grade Point Average. This is an average of your grades calculated every semester. After each semester you are ranked in your class according to your GPA. These ranks are computed at the end of each semester by the counseling office.
How long are classes? Passing periods?
Classes are 50 minutes each. Passing periods are 5 minutes long. We recommend you research the quickest route to classes to avoid being tardy to class.
Are we allowed to eat lunch “out”?
CHHS is a closed campus. You are not allowed to leave the campus to eat lunch.
What about lockers?
You may requiest a locker during schedule pick up in August or by visiting the front office receptionist any time after that.
When/where do I get my books?
Books will be issued at schedule pick up and during the first week of school. You will be responsible for your own books.
What is a transcript and why is it important?
This is an official copy of your semester grades of all your high school classes, test scores, GPA and class rank. Transcripts are sent to the colleges you designate at your request. Every grade you receive at CHHS will appear on your transcript. If you need to request a transcript, click here.
When do we get report cards? What if I lose my schedule/report card?
Report cards are distributed every six weeks. You may go to the Counseling Center and they will print you a new schedule or report card for $1.00
What if I’m tardy to class?
Teachers are responsible for tracking tardies and will give detentions up to the third tardy. After three tardies, the assistant principals will provide a consequence depending on the number of tardies. These consequences range from 2 hour detentions to In School Suspension (ISS). If you are later than 10 minutes, it counts as an absence.
What is a prerequisite?
This is a class you must take before taking another class (Ex: Keyboarding is a prerequisite for Business Computers)
Do we have classes at Grapevine High School and how would I get there?
There are very few GHS classes offered for freshmen. If you are scheduled for a class at GHS, we provide a shuttle bus that will take you to GHS and bring you back to CHHS. You may get a shuttle bus schedule in the front office. Bus schedules are also posted by the attendance office. The first shuttle leaves from the south loading area between K and L halls. The last shuttle from GHS after school unloads there as well. All other shuttles are picked up at the front of the school.
When are Athletic/Band/Choir/Cheerleader tryouts?
Check on the website link for those activities.
Why do I have to choose alternate classes?
Occasionally a class you request is not available or is full. It is at this time we would like to know what other class you may want to attend. If you don’t give us alternates we will have to choose for you.
After school starts, what do I do if I want a schedule change?
See Schedule Change Policy.
Who do I call if I am ill?
You will call the Main Office at CHHS (817.305.4700) and they will connect you with the Attendance Office. Click here for more information about attendance.
How do I see my counselor?
Come to the appropriate office and fill out a “Counselor Request Form”. Your counselor will send for you. If it is an emergency see the secretary. The same applies to see the principal.
Where else can I go for information?
You may visit the CHHS web site http://www.gcisd-chhs.org/ Other sources are your Official Program of Studies book and the CHHS Student Handbook. You can also visit the Counseling Center and the CHHS Main Office.