Frequently Asked Questions
Please use this page to find answers to questions frequently asked by Pebble Beach Campus parents.
- How can my student go about changing his or her schedule?
- How are students placed into courses for the coming year?
- How can I get a copy of my student's grades and schedule?
- It is summer. When will I know what courses and teachers my student will have?
- Where do I send payments / deposits to my child's student billing account?
- What should I know about the senior class trip to Disneyland?
- Q: How can my student go about changing his or her schedule?
- Schedule changes should begin with a conversation with the teacher of the course to be changed. Teachers can offer excellent insight and advice, since they know their courses better than anyone. They usually continue with a conversation with the Director of Studies, Liz O'Hara. It is her job to make sure that any changes made will not jeopardize the student's graduation requirements nor college eligibility.
- Q: How are students placed into courses for the coming year?
- Current students are placed by their teachers. Teachers apply criteria that may include a student's academic performance, passion for the material, comportment in class, standardized test scores and overall work load. Placements are reviewed several times by the academic departments.
New students are more difficult to place since we know less about them. Placement for math and foreign language is accomplished with a placement test. For other disciplines, students wishing to be placed in an advanced or honors course should contact the Director of Studies Liz O'Hara for information about which teachers they should appeal to and what materials they will need to present.
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- Q: How can I get a copy of my student's grades and schedule?
- Schedules for the current school year are given to students just before the start of school. After that time, students and their families may view their schedules for the current school year on the "Grades and Schedules" website (where grades are also made available after the end of each marking period).
Instructions on How to Use Grades and Schedules
Pebble Beach Campus students may also view and print their schedules by using the student access computer on Mr. O'Hara's counter downstairs in Rosen Center. You may also request that grades be printed and mailed to you by contacting Celeste Akkad at the Pebble Beach Campus, or Roxanne Crawford at the Carmel Campus.
- Q: It is summer. When will I know what courses and teachers my student will have?
- You should receive a tentative list of courses for your student from the Director of Studies Liz O'Hara in June. Students and families will find out what teachers the student has and what period his or her classes meet just before the start of school.
- Q: Where do I send payments / deposits to my child's student billing account?
- There are three options:
- You may send a check payable to Stevenson School to the Business Office at 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953.
- You may use the remittance envelope enclosed with your billing statement which goes to our lock box in Salinas.
- You may wire funds to Stevenson School's bank account.
- Q: What should I know about the senior class trip to Disneyland?
- The senior class Disneyland trip takes place every year the Thursday and Friday before graduation. The majority of the class goes. Students board busses at 1 PM on Thursday and ride in luxury, watching videos on the tv screens on the bus and stopping once or twice for restrooms and food. They arrive at Disneyland at 10 PM and spend a couple hours in California Adventure, where they get a free meal. At midnight, they move into Disneyland and they play there all night before boarding the busses again at around 6 AM. They return in time for graduation rehearsal on Friday at 3 PM. There is a dresscode that we will be discussing with students just before the trip, as Disneyland changes it slightly every year. More information and the waiver for is available below. Please direct your questions to John Daniel .