Course Recommendation Appeal Process

Students who disagree with their teacher’s recommendation should follow the steps below in order:

Step 1: Speak individually with their teacher to understand the reasons for the recommendation and to appeal the recommendation.

Step 2: If there is still disagreement, the student should meet with the appropriate Department Head (see the table below for names and email addresses). Specific departments may ask for the student to produce particular work samples.

Step 3: If there is still disagreement, the student may appeal to the principal.

Department Heads:

Department Department Head

Email (there is an underscore between first and last name)

English Mr. Baron Brian_Baron@newton.k12.ma.us
Family & Consumer Sciences/Business Ms. Gordon Donna_Gordon@newton.k12.ma.us
Fine and Performing Arts Ms. Leary-Crist Megan_Crist@newton.k12.ma.us
Guidance Ms. Borg Shelly_Borg@newton.k12.ma.us
History and Social Sciences Ms. Morrill Jennifer_Morrill@newton.k12.ma.us
Mathematics Mr. Rattendi Steven_Rattendi@newton.k12.ma.us
Science/Technical Education Mr. Gagnon Gerard_Gagnon@newton.k12.ma.us
World Languages Ms. Murphy Ferguson Suzanne_Murphy_Ferguson@newton.k12.ma.us