So I teach mostly juniors this year. They found out that I am teaching a few sections of seniors next year. Natrually I had a handful of kids tell me "I'm requesting you next year!" or even "I'm going to demand that my guidance counselor put me in your class again next year!" While it is very flattering (and I would rather teach kids who request me than kids who don't want me), I don't know how many of them will actually follow through and ask to be put in my class (I'm guessing not many). If they do ask, our guidance counselors usually say they can't honor such requests (unless there are extenuating circumstances, and those circumstances are usually to NOT be placed with a particular teacher, rather than to be placed with one). While this is the official stance, I do think that a lot of kids (or more particularly, parents) who request a teacher are "coincidentally" placed in that teacher's class. How does your school handle such requests?