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Frequently Asked Questions

We receive quite a few questions regarding our policies and procedures. Below, we’ve presented the most common questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.


How can I monitor my student’s grades and attendance?
Parents and guardians are encouraged to keep up with their student’s grades by utilizing the Home Access Center (HAC). The username and password can be provided by the administrative assistant in your student’s House office. The HAC can be accessed here.


How long are grading periods?
McKinney North High School has 9 week grading periods (quarters). Within the 9 weeks, students and parents will be provided with progress reports at the 3 week and 6 week marks. While the progress reports are important, we strongly encourage parents and students to regularly check the Home Access Center to stay informed about grades. Semesters are two quarters in length and we have a Fall and Spring semester.


Where can parents drop off their students in the morning?
Parents can drop off and pick up their student’s on the North side of the building. The South side of the building is reserved for staff parking and bus traffic only.


Can a student’s class schedule be changed?
The master schedule of classes at MNHS is based on specific course requests by students and parents made during the Spring semester. It is important that students discuss course choices with their parents, teachers, and counselor because teachers are hired and assigned so that students have the opportunity to take the courses they request. Every attempt will be made to schedule students into the courses they choose. *Once the school year begins, schedule changes will not be made unless an error was made in the selection of courses that will affect the student’s graduation plan.

The following criteria will result in schedule changes:

  • The student is a senior and is not scheduled in a course required for graduation
  • The student is misplaced in a course (no prerequisites, previously earned credit, etc.)
  • Student schedules may need to be changed in order to balance class sizes or to accommodate teacher workloads

* Please refer to the AP/PreAP contract for details about the AP-PreAP Exit Process.


How do I check out my child if they need to leave school during school hours?
Guardians must enter the main entrance (located on the South side of the building) and present their state issued photo ID to the campus receptionist. Once proper identification has been presented the campus receptionist will notify the appropriate house office and the student will be sent to the main entrance to leave with their guardian.


Where do I park if I am visiting the school?
There are a number of marked visitor spots directly in front of the school on Wilmeth Road. These are located on the South side of McKinney North High School.


How do I purchase a parking permit?
Below is the process to get a permit:

  • Complete google doc:  www.tinyurl.com/MNHSparkingapp1920
  •  Complete this application and SUBMIT – Do not print.
  • Go to Delta House (E115) during LUNCH  break WITH drivers license, insurance on the car you are driving and $65 (cash or check) – $35.00 after Christmas break!
  • Permit will be issued immediately

How do I report my student’s absence?
Guardians are encouraged contact their student’s house office to notify them of the absence. When students return to school there must be a note turned in to their house office within three days of their return.

It is critical that notes be turned in to a student’s house office in a timely manner to ensure that the absences are not considered unexcused. Notes from parents (containing dates, times, reasons for absences, and parent’s daytime phone numbers) or medical notes (containing the office phone number and the date and time of treatment) are due the day a student returns to school, but may be accepted up to three days after an absence.

Without a valid note within three days, an absence will remain unexcused. If a student leaves early for any reason, they must still bring a note to get the absence excused; even if the parent checked them out in the front office or the nurse sent them home. More details about attendance regulations can be found here.


Where are you located?
McKinney North High School is located at 2550 Wilmeth Road, McKinney, Texas 75071. View map.


What is your normal bell schedule?
We have a seven period day that begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm. To view the detailed bell schedule click here.


What if I have a question about my student’s performance in a particular course; what’s the best way to contact the teacher?
Email is best during the school day when teachers are in their classrooms. If your question is too complicated to be addressed via email, then a voicemail can be left on the teacher’s voice mail account. Teacher’s email addresses and phone extensions are listed on the Staff Directory page of this website.