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Spring 2024 Level Change Requests Information about Level Change Requests


Students enrolled in Honors, AP or TAG classes may request a change to the equivalent standard course with teacher notification. The Level change request form will be available in the 3rd week, the mid-point of the 9 weeks and at the end of the first semester of a course.


Click here for the Level Change Request form


The form will be open on Monday, December 4th at 8:00am and will close on Friday, January 5th, 2024 at 4:00 pm. No late submissions will be accepted.


The link to the form will also be available on the homepage of the counseling website and accessible via a QR code in the counseling office.


All requests will be reviewed by the schedule change committee and decisions will be made according to space availability in the requested course. This does not apply to one-semester AP courses. The first opportunity to request a level change in those courses will be at the end of the 3rd week of the semester. If a student levels down at semester, College Board charges a $40 exam cancellation fee that will be charged to the student's Skyward account.


Schedule change guidelines must meet state attendance laws, district and campus policies, and UIL eligibility rules.


Until the counselor has officially changed the schedule and both the student and the teachers involved have been notified, the student is required to attend all classes on the original schedule. Students will be notified of approved changes through the email address provided on the request form.


Please contact the counseling office with questions.



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Highland Park High School provides a comprehensive developmental guidance program. This program provides group as well as individual assistance in a proactive manner which emphasizes the response to students' expected developmental needs at a time when those needs can be most effectively met. The Guidance Department consists of seven academic guidance counselors who work with students according to their last names and two personal counselors who assist individual students and lead small groups. The four assistants/coordinators are available to assist students, parents, and college representatives.

Mission Statement:

HPISD Professional School Counselors provide a comprehensive counseling program for all students so they are equipped emotionally, socially and academically to live healthy lives and to be contributing members of society.




Every HPISD student will be an inclusive, empathetic, resilient, engaged citizen of the global community.







Michelle Altom


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Julie Tallant


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Stacey McNeely


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Carolyn James


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Ronny Winford


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Shawna Jandrew


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Mindy McMinn


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Lead Counselor

Christen Armer

Personal Counselor

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Margie Tyrone

Personal Counselor

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