When does the system change a class's status from Future to Active?

It can be hard to remember exactly when a class's status changes from "Future" to "Active", especially since it could potentially happen at two different times.

The Status field on a class record. The "Future" status indicates that it is not in the first grading period and the start date has not yet passed.

If the class is in the first grading period of an academic year...

  • ...the Status is changed from "Future" to "Active" when the "Start School Year" procedure is run.

If the class is NOT in the first grading period of an academic year...

  • ...the status is changed from "Future" to "Active" when the class's start date is reached.