• Fall 2022 Advanced/AP/IB Level Change Requests

    Level Change Decisions were sent home to families via Skyward on 9/29/22. Families who feel the need to appeal this decision must do so no later than 10/6 due to the end of the grading quarter. Requests to appeal after this date will be declined. Students will have another opportunity to level down in November of 2023 to be reflected in the Spring Semester. 

    INFORMATION REGARDING LEVEL CHANGES:

    The following information is verbatim from the AHS Academic Planning Guide. Graduation Class Academic Planning Guides can be found here.

    Students in advanced courses (Advanced/AP/IB) may request a level change from an advanced course to an on-level course after the first (6) weeks of school. Not all advanced courses have an opportunity to level. Enrollment in some courses is binding for the entire semester for a semester course of school for a year-long course. Students may not request a level change from these courses. Students may not drop a class for a privilege period. Courses that are not available for level change can be found in the AHS Academic Planning Guide as well as below:

    As a reminder, in the Academic Planning Guide these courses are not listed on the forms as options for level changes:

    • IB Chinese SL
    • AP French IV 
    • IB French SL or HL 
    • IB German SL
    • AP Spanish IV
    • AP Spanish IV Native Speaker
    • IB Spanish SL or HL 
    • AP European History 
    • AP Art History
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Biology
    • AP Physics C
    • AP Physics 2
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Advanced Journalism Editors II, III
    • Instructional Practices - class of 2025+
    • Animation II - class of 2025+
    • Graphic Design and Illustration II - class of 2025+
    • Engineering Design & Presentation I, II 
    • Audio/Video Production II - class of 2025+
    • Commercial Photography II - class of 2025+
    • Evolving/Emerging Technologies - Esports II, III - coming 2023
    • Computer Science I, II, III 
    • Computer Maintenance - class of 23 and 24
    • Networking/ Networking Lab 
    • Computer Technician Practicum I, II
    • Principles of Health Science - class of 23 and 24
    • Robotics I, II - class of 2025+
    • Interior Design II - class of 2025+Ss
    • Culinary Arts - class of 2025+
    • Hospitality Services - class of 2025+
    • Veterinary Medical Applications
    • Practicum in Manufacturing Robotics 
    • Practicum in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Practicum of Health Science
    • Practicum in AG - Veterinary Medicine 
    • Practicum in AG - Floral Design I, II - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in AG - Ag Mechanics - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Interior Design - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Animation - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Graphic Design & Illustration - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in A/V Production II - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Commercial Photography - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Business Management I, II - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Business Financial Services - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Business - Medical Office - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Culinary Arts I, II - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Hospitality Services I, II - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Education & Training - class of 2025+
    • Practicum in Law Enforcement I, II - class of 2025+

    The six-week acclimation period exists to allow students adequate time to adjust to the expectations, rigor, procedures and policies of advanced courses; the teachers of these courses also need time to get to know the students and work with them to provide support for success. 

    For a level change request to be considered, the following must be in evidence: 

    • Space is available in the new class
    • Level Change Request Form has been completed by the student and received in the Advanced Academics Coordinator's office by the deadline (note: The Level Change Request Form is a digital, Google Form, that must be filled out by the student using their Allen ISD student account. This a FIRM deadline. The Form will automatically close at the time of the deadline) 
    • Student has 
      • conferenced with his/her teacher;
      • participated in tutorials and/or intervention sessions; and
      • given his or her best effort and is not successful (missing assignments and/or not taking advantage of opportunities to redo assignments or retake tests and quizzes is not considered best effort). 
    • Requests for same level moves will not be considered, such as a move from Advanced/GT to Advanced or a move from IB to AP or vice versa.

    GRADE ADJUSTMENTS FOR ADVANCED LEVEL CHANGES:

    • If a student changes academic levels, the grade earned in the current advanced course follows the student to the new course. 
    • Weighted grade points are awarded at the end of the semester. To receive receive weighted GPA students must: 
      • maintain a semester average of 70 or above, AND 
      • remain in the weighted GPA class for the entire semester

    LFC STUDENTS WITH AN AHS ADVANCED COURSES:

    • If you are an LFC student who is taking an Advanced course at AHS, the LFC Level Change dates are different. Please follow the AHS Level Change dates and deadlines. For questions regarding LFC Level Change, please contact Brian Bentley at brian.bentley@allenisd.org.

    FALL 2022 LEVEL CHANGE DATES AND RELEASE OF FORM/DECISIONS:

    Level Change Request Form Opens: September 9, 2022 at 5pm

    Level Change Request Form Closes: September 15, 2022 at 5pm 

    Level Change Decisions: Week of October 3, 2022

    End of 1st 9-week Grade Period: October 7, 2022

    The AP, IB, and Advanced Level Change Forms can be found in the email that went home to students and primary guardians in Skyward on 9/9 at 5pm. A reminder email also went home on 9/15 at 9am. The Froms are in the PDF attached to the email. The AP, IB, and Advanced Level Change Forms can only be filled out by the student using an Allen ISD email address. 

    AP EXAM PAYMENT & LEVEL CHANGE REFUND PROCEDURES:

    • If you request a Fall Level Change and you are approved, you will be refunded your exam payment.
    • If you request a Spring Level Change at the end of the Fall Semester and you are approved, you will NOT be refunded your exam payment.