Students who drop a class during the first nine weeks of a semester will not be penalized. The course will be removed from their record. Withdrawal will be permitted only with parent and staff approval consistent with District guidelines. Students who drop a class during the first nine weeks of a semester will be placed in a study hall and will not be permitted to transfer from the dropped class to another class. Students who drop a class after the first nine weeks of a semester will receive an “F” unless illness necessitates a reduced course load, in which case the course will be removed from the student’s record. Students who have failed a yearlong course the first semester may be placed in an alternative second semester course if space is available. If space is not available, students will be placed in a study hall.