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MODIFYING THE REGULAR PROGRAM TOWARD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

 

Administrative Procedure-Alternative Programs

 

I.                    PROCEDURES FOR THE EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of Secondary Education (9-12) and the two high school principals to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student to be in the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible for the program.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to college

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

5.  Grades                                                   the program

6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                              principalís recommendations 

 

II.                 PROCEDURES FOR THE EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of Secondary Education (9-12), the Supervisor of Career and Technology Education, and the two high school principals to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student to be in the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible for the program.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to approved program

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

                                    4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

                                    5.  Grades                                                     the program

                                    6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                                                               principalís recommendations

 

III.               PROCEDURES FOR WAIVER of the SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for a WAIVER shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the WAIVER to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of  Secondary Education (9-12) and the high school principal to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the WAIVER request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student WAIVER shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the WAIVER are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to college

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

5.  Grades                                                   the program

6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                              principalís recommendations

 

Administrative Procedure-Modified Schedule Programs

 

I.        PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM DURING THE SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for RELEASED TIME-SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parent or guardian and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                    The request shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate school thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the appropriate college semester.

 

C.                 The principal shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of the decision prior to the beginning of classes.

 

D.                 An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.                  The factors to be considered in approving an application for RELEASED TIME- SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM are:

 

                              1.  That the classes taken at the college do not duplicate the classes included in the

                                 studentís high school program.

                              2.  That the student and the parent or guardian assume responsibility for the student

                                 during the time he/she is not enrolled in classes at the high school.

 

F.         Any student who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the student can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

 

G.         It shall be the responsibility of the student to confirm continued enrollment in the college program by providing a copy of the most recent college grade/progress slip to his/her high school counselor at the end of each of the high schoolís grading periods.  Failure to provide this confirmation of enrollment in the college program will result in return to the regular high school program at the beginning of the next semester.

 

 

     II.    PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM DURING      THE SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for RELEASED TIME-MODIFIED SCHEDULE  PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parent or guardian and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                 The request shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate school thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the school year.

 

C.                 The principal shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of the decision prior to the beginning of the classes.

 

D.                 An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the Grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.                  Any student enrolled who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the student can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

  

III.       PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.              The request shall be directed in advance, prior to adjustment of schedules, to the principal of the appropriate high school.

 

C.              The principal shall approve or disapprove the request and shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of this decision prior to the beginning of classes of the school year.

 

D.              An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.               The factors to be considered in approving an application for RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Disability of the parent or guardian.

2.  Urgent need to supply maternity care.

3. Economic hardship of the family, (i.e., the total family income is below the   

     poverty level).

4.  Married students not living at home.

5.  Illness of student-certification and recommendation of physician required.

6.       Other extraordinary conditions after administrative consultation with the Supervisor of Pupil Services.

 

F.         Any student who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

 

Application for Alternatives/Modified Schedule to 4-Year Enrollment Requirement Leading to Graduation

 

Administrative Procedure-School-to-Careers Program

 

I.          School-to-Careers students

 

            A.    Application and assignment will be made through the staff of each respective program.

            B.    Release will be in accordance with current procedures applicable to these programs:

                    1.     Seniors on approved School-To-Careers experiences will qualify.

                    2.     One credit shall be granted for each 135 documented work site hours (90 days x 1 Ĺ hours)

                    3.     Credit will be on a pass/fail basis, GPA and class rank shall not be affected.

                 4.     The School-To-Careers Resource Teacher or Marketing Teacher will monitor the progress of students and assign appropriate grades.  Criteria to be used will be biweekly time sheets with employer comments and nine-week evaluations.

                 5.     A student may earn two to four credits per year, which will be documented on the studentís transcript.

                 6.     All School-To-Careers experiences must align with students chosen pathway.

 

MODIFYING THE REGULAR PROGRAM TOWARD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

 

Administrative Procedure-Alternative Programs

 

I.                    PROCEDURES FOR THE EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of Secondary Education (9-12) and the two high school principals to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student to be in the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible for the program.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to college

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

5.  Grades                                                   the program

6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                              principalís recommendations

  

II.                 PROCEDURES FOR THE EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of Secondary Education (9-12), the Supervisor of Career and Technology Education, and the two high school principals to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student to be in the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible for the program.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to approved program

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

                                    4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

                                    5.  Grades                                                     the program

                                    6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                                                               principalís recommendations

  

III.               PROCEDURES FOR WAIVER of the SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for a WAIVER shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the WAIVER to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of  Secondary Education (9-12) and the high school principal to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the WAIVER request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student WAIVER shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the WAIVER are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to college

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

5.  Grades                                                   the program

6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                              principalís recommendations

 

Administrative Procedure-Modified Schedule Programs

 

I.        PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM DURING THE SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for RELEASED TIME-SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parent or guardian and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                    The request shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate school thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the appropriate college semester.

 

C.                 The principal shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of the decision prior to the beginning of classes.

 

D.                 An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.                  The factors to be considered in approving an application for RELEASED TIME- SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM are:

 

                              1.  That the classes taken at the college do not duplicate the classes included in the

                                 studentís high school program.

                              2.  That the student and the parent or guardian assume responsibility for the student

                                 during the time he/she is not enrolled in classes at the high school.

 

F.         Any student who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the student can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

 

G.         It shall be the responsibility of the student to confirm continued enrollment in the college program by providing a copy of the most recent college grade/progress slip to his/her high school counselor at the end of each of the high schoolís grading periods.  Failure to provide this confirmation of enrollment in the college program will result in return to the regular high school program at the beginning of the next semester.

 

 

     II.    PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM DURING      THE SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for RELEASED TIME-MODIFIED SCHEDULE  PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parent or guardian and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                 The request shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate school thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the school year.

 

C.                 The principal shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of the decision prior to the beginning of the classes.

 

D.                 An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the Grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.                  Any student enrolled who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the student can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

  

III.       PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.              The request shall be directed in advance, prior to adjustment of schedules, to the principal of the appropriate high school.

 

C.              The principal shall approve or disapprove the request and shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of this decision prior to the beginning of classes of the school year.

 

D.              An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.               The factors to be considered in approving an application for RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Disability of the parent or guardian.

2.  Urgent need to supply maternity care.

3. Economic hardship of the family, (i.e., the total family income is below the   

     poverty level).

4.  Married students not living at home.

5.  Illness of student-certification and recommendation of physician required.

6.       Other extraordinary conditions after administrative consultation with the Supervisor of Pupil Services.

 

F.         Any student who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

 

Application for Alternatives/Modified Schedule to 4-Year Enrollment Requirement Leading to Graduation

 

Administrative Procedure-School-to-Careers Program

 

I.          School-to-Careers students

 

            A.    Application and assignment will be made through the staff of each respective program.

            B.    Release will be in accordance with current procedures applicable to these programs:

                    1.     Seniors on approved School-To-Careers experiences will qualify.

                    2.     One credit shall be granted for each 135 documented work site hours (90 days x 1 Ĺ hours)

                    3.     Credit will be on a pass/fail basis, GPA and class rank shall not be affected.

                 4.     The School-To-Careers Resource Teacher or Marketing Teacher will monitor the progress of students and assign appropriate grades.  Criteria to be used will be biweekly time sheets with employer comments and nine-week evaluations.

                 5.     A student may earn two to four credits per year, which will be documented on the studentís transcript.

                 6.     All School-To-Careers experiences must align with students chosen pathway.

 

MODIFYING THE REGULAR PROGRAM TOWARD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

 

Administrative Procedure-Alternative Programs

 

I.                    PROCEDURES FOR THE EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of Secondary Education (9-12) and the two high school principals to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student to be in the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible for the program.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to college

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

5.  Grades                                                   the program

6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                              principalís recommendations

 

II.                 PROCEDURES FOR THE EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of Secondary Education (9-12), the Supervisor of Career and Technology Education, and the two high school principals to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student to be in the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible for the program.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the EARLY ADMISSION TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to approved program

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

                                    4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

                                    5.  Grades                                                     the program

                                    6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                                                               principalís recommendations

  

III.               PROCEDURES FOR WAIVER of the SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for a WAIVER shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                 These requests shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate high school prior to August 1 of the school year the student expects to graduate.

 

C.                 The principal will forward all requests for the WAIVER to the Superintendent of Schools with appropriate recommendations and/or justifications.

 

D.                 The Superintendent of Schools shall consult with the Director of  Secondary Education (9-12) and the high school principal to assist with the decisions made regarding each request.

 

E.                  The final decision concerning the WAIVER request shall be made by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

F.                  Each parent or guardian who made the request for the student WAIVER shall be notified by letter no later than August 15 whether the student is or is not eligible.

 

G.                 The principal of the appropriate school shall receive a copy of this letter.

 

H.                 The factors to be considered in reviewing an application for the WAIVER are:

 

1.  Chronological age                             7.  Admission to college

                                    2.  Maturity level                                   8.  Occupational choice

                                    3.  Attendance                                      9.  Dependents

4.  Marital status                                  10.  Studentís probable success in

5.  Grades                                                   the program

6.  Achievement test scores                  11.  Teachersí, counselorsí, and

                                                              principalís recommendations

 

Administrative Procedure-Modified Schedule Programs

 

I.        PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM DURING THE SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for RELEASED TIME-SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parent or guardian and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                    The request shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate school thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the appropriate college semester.

 

C.                 The principal shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of the decision prior to the beginning of classes.

 

D.                 An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.                  The factors to be considered in approving an application for RELEASED TIME- SUPPLEMENTARY COLLEGE MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM are:

 

                              1.  That the classes taken at the college do not duplicate the classes included in the

                                 studentís high school program.

                              2.  That the student and the parent or guardian assume responsibility for the student

                                 during the time he/she is not enrolled in classes at the high school.

 

F.         Any student who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the student can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

 

G.         It shall be the responsibility of the student to confirm continued enrollment in the college program by providing a copy of the most recent college grade/progress slip to his/her high school counselor at the end of each of the high schoolís grading periods.  Failure to provide this confirmation of enrollment in the college program will result in return to the regular high school program at the beginning of the next semester.

 

 

     II.    PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM DURING      THE SENIOR YEAR

 

A.                 All requests for RELEASED TIME-MODIFIED SCHEDULE  PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parent or guardian and shall have the approval of the senior student who is involved.

 

B.                 The request shall be directed to the principal of the appropriate school thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the school year.

 

C.                 The principal shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of the decision prior to the beginning of the classes.

 

D.                 An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the Grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.                  Any student enrolled who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the student can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

 

III.       PROCEDURES FOR RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM

 

A.                 All requests for the RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM shall originate in writing from the parents or guardians and shall have the approval of the student who is involved.

 

B.              The request shall be directed in advance, prior to adjustment of schedules, to the principal of the appropriate high school.

 

C.              The principal shall approve or disapprove the request and shall notify the parent or guardian in writing of this decision prior to the beginning of classes of the school year.

 

D.              An appeal of the principalís decision may be made in accordance with the grievance procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

E.               The factors to be considered in approving an application for RELEASED TIME-SEVERE HARDSHIPS MODIFIED SCHEDULE PROGRAM are:

 

1.  Disability of the parent or guardian.

2.  Urgent need to supply maternity care.

3. Economic hardship of the family, (i.e., the total family income is below the   

     poverty level).

4.  Married students not living at home.

5.  Illness of student-certification and recommendation of physician required.

6.       Other extraordinary conditions after administrative consultation with the Supervisor of Pupil Services.

 

F.         Any student who elects this modified schedule program to high school graduation may participate in high school competitive athletics, band, and other activities provided that the can schedule to attend the classes and practices which are required by these activities.

 

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Administrative Procedure-School-to-Careers Program

 

I.          School-to-Careers students

 

            A.    Application and assignment will be made through the staff of each respective program.

            B.    Release will be in accordance with current procedures applicable to these programs:

                    1.     Seniors on approved School-To-Careers experiences will qualify.

                    2.     One credit shall be granted for each 135 documented work site hours (90 days x 1 Ĺ hours)

                    3.     Credit will be on a pass/fail basis, GPA and class rank shall not be affected.

                 4.     The School-To-Careers Resource Teacher or Marketing Teacher will monitor the progress of students and assign appropriate grades.  Criteria to be used will be biweekly time sheets with employer comments and nine-week evaluations.

                 5.     A student may earn two to four credits per year, which will be documented on the studentís transcript.

                 6.     All School-To-Careers experiences must align with students chosen pathway.

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Instruction 344.521 JV
Adopted 8/13/82
Revised 6/7/88, 4/11/00, 07/12/05 LB