Academic Planning Guides (APG)

The Academic Planning Guide is a course catalog of course offerings, course descriptions and *codes for quick reference. It also includes the graduation profile, Allen ISD graduation requirements and an explanation of *academic weights and GPA grade scale.

ACADEMIC PLANNING GUIDE (APG): This is a planning guide with information about

  • General academic information

  • Course listings, including codes and descriptions

  • Advanced academics information

  • Graduation planning and House Bill 5

  • Endorsements

  • Resources


*APGs vary by academic school year and graduating class which can affect academic weights and codes. 

Students and families should explore the Academic Planning Guide to learn more about:

  • Course descriptions

  • Advanced academics offerings

  • Course selections

  • Arena scheduling

As you work to create your schedule and plan for your high school experience, here are some important terms you should know.

COURSE SELECTION: Students identify the courses they need and want in Skyward. This occurs at the end of the fall semester. Step-by-step instructions.

ARENA SCHEDULING: Students schedule their courses in Skyward. This occurs in the middle of the spring semester.

Please reference the Course Selection and Arena Scheduling Resources to guide you. Specific questions can be directed to your CURRENT campus house counselor.

Upcoming Course Planning Timeline & Dates for the 2024-25 School Year:

- Incoming Juniors Arena Begins: April 3, 2024
- Incoming Sophomores Arena Begins: April 11, 2024

- Incoming 10th-12th course change request window opens May 3, 2024 @ 8 am
- Course change request form deadline: May 7, 2024 @ 4pm
(see below for form link)

Course Change Request Information

  • Students must submit a course change request form using student email.

  • Emails regarding course change requests will not be considered.

  • Course changes must be credit to credit (cannot be dropped for a privilege)

  • Course changes will only be available in classes with open seats.

  • Course change requests will not be approved if the request would cause a conflict in the schedule.

  • Course change requests made after May 7, 2024 @ 4 PM will NOT be considered

  • Students will be emailed with the decision after the form closes.

The link below will become active as soon as the Course Change Request Form Window opens on May 3rd at 8:00 am. The request form will deactivate on May 7th at 4 pm.

Additional Course Planning Resources