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    NEW-CHECK THE SOURCE FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES

    FAQs

    Why is my schedule changing?
    Last spring, District did not provide enough funding and Garfield had to displace more than 11 teachers. Two weeks ago, District restored 1.4 teachers and assigned 2.0 teachers. This allowed Garfield to hire teachers and add or restore 26 classes. Garfield is now changing student schedules to alleviate some of the overcrowding in the 185 over-enrolled classes.

    Do I get to choose how/if my schedule changes?

    No. Counselors are making schedule changes based on graduation requirements, schedule holes, and over-enrolled classes.

    When will these schedule changes occur and how will I know?

    Check the Source every day. The counseling team is working to have all schedule changes completed between Monday 30SEP and Thursday 03OCT.

    I am still in an over-enrolled class, and my schedule didn’t change.

    District provided enough budget to add 26 new classes. District did not provide enough budget or teachers to alleviate all of the over-enrolled classes.

    I still have questions and/or concerns.

    Contact the Garfield Building Administration.
    A-G Ms. Chen SYCHEN@seattleschools.org
    H-N Mr. Blanton JEBLANTON@seattleschools.org
    O-Z Mr. Barnes GLBARNES@seattleschools.org


    Online  Classes (1st Semester):

    If you need to sign up for online Health or Washington State History or Credit Retrieval classes stop by to see Ms. Alston in the Counseling Office Room 104, during NON-CLASS times to schedule an appointment and pick up the registration packet, beginning Monday, September 16th. Appointments will be scheduled between Monday, September 30th - Monday October 28th ONLY. There are limited appointment slots available, so be sure to get in early to reserve your spot! Once the appointments are filled you will have to wait until next semester to register for your online class!!!


    2019-2020 Student Schedules

    Student schedules will be available 9/3/19 on the Source. Visit the Source at: http://ps.seattleschools.org.
    Students must attend the classes as displayed on the Source. Course Change Forms for 1st and 2nd semester will be accepted from 9/5 until 4pm on 9/11 (the 5th day of the semester). Remember these are requests. Students must attend classes as scheduled until notified of any changes by the counselor.


    Moving Classes Around

    My student would prefer a different class schedule. Can we rearrange his/her classes?

    Unfortunately, no.  Our master schedule is created after students make their registration requests in the spring.  It is important that students seriously consider their class selections as our course offerings are developed based on these selections and students are expected to take the courses they sign up for.  Our first priority is to help students get the courses they need to graduate.  We have over 1600 students at Garfield High School.  Each student has six periods per day, creating more than 9,600 “slots”.  If we were to try to give each student the classes they want in the sequence they prefer, we would have an impossible task. 


    ​Switching Teachers

    My student would like to change a teacher for any reason including differences in learning styles and/or differences in personality. 

    We are unable to accommodate specific requests for teachers.  With over 1600 students at Garfield, it would be impossible to match every student to the teacher of his/her choice.  All teachers hired by Seattle public Schools are well qualified in their subjects.  Additionally, they make every attempt to teach to a variety of learning styles. 


    Incoming 9th grade Information Night

    When: Wednesday, April 3rd from 5-7 p.m.
    Where: Garfield High School Gymnasium
    What: Garfield Administration and Counselors will provide information about Graduation Requirements, AVID, HCC, 504's, the Registration Process, Athletics and much more. There will be a Student Panel.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    PE Competency Exam

    PE Competency Exam Study GuidePDF

    When: Mon, April 1st- Students (last name A-L)
             Thurs, April 4th-Students (last name M-Z)
    Results from the 4/1 and 4/4 exams are now posted outside the Main Office (near the bulldog) and outside the Counseling Office (room 104). Results are posted by Garfield Student ID#.

    Make-Up/Re-Take Date: May 2nd, 2019

    Time: 3:45 p.m.
    Where: Garfield HS -Commons

    Results from the 5/2 exam is now posted outside the Main Office and outside the Counseling Office. Results are posted by Garfield Student ID#.

    2nd Make Up/Re-Take Date: May 29th, 2019
    Time: 2:45pm
    Where: Garfield HS- Commons

    For any 12th grader who did not take or successfully complete Personal Fitness. If unsure, contact your assigned counselor. Study Guide is available above.


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