Britton Deerfield School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

9270A - ADMISSION OF STUDENTS FROM HOME SCHOOLS

The following guideline applies to students who are transferring from a home-school, non-registered religious school, or foreign school. It does not apply to any school that has been chartered or licensed by a State education agency.

General Procedures:

 A.The principal is responsible for conducting a thorough placement study including an assessment of current learnings relative to each course of study (see AG 5463). The placement study should also include a review of information provided by the parent such as student achievement data, standardized test scores, topics studied, resources used, and samples of student work and accomplishments. No student is to be placed in any school or grade without a written placement review.

 B.A final meeting with the parent and student shall be scheduled to review the District's assessment results, establish credits (if applicable), and discuss placement.

 C.In the event the advance notice is not provided, a temporary placement decision may be made by the counselor while the placement review is conducted. The parent is to be informed of the District's placement review procedure.

 D.Prior to placement, the parent must complete normal enrollment procedures as outlined in AG 5111.

 E.A review of student progress may be conducted at the end of the first grading periods to evaluate effectiveness of the placement decision.

 F.A parent may request, during the placement procedure, that his/her child participate in special education programming. If so, the District's special education identification and evaluation procedure is to be followed. If there is no conclusive evidence that special education testing should be initiated or if the student does not qualify, the 504 evaluation procedure (AG 2260) may be applicable.

 G.If the District's assessment of a student indicates mastery of curriculum objectives that far exceed the normal age/grade placement, and whose standardized test scores indicate qualification for gifted education, s/he may be referred to the principal for placement.

Admission to Kindergarten Through Grade Eight

Placement into a grade shall be made in accordance with the following:

 A.age appropriateness

 B.data resulting from the assessment procedure described in AG 5463 - Student Transfer from Nonaccredited Schools

 C.results of the examination of the student's most recent annual academic assessment report which shall include one (1) of the following:

  1.data resulting from the assessment procedure described in AG 5463 - Student Transfer from Nonaccredited Schools

  2.results of a nationally-normed, standardized achievement test

  3.written narrative indicating that a portfolio of the student's work has been reviewed and his/her academic progress for the year is in accordance with the student's abilities and the District's applicable courses of study

 D.review of previous regular education program records, if any, to check last grade placement

 E.results of MEAP tests at the appropriate grade level(s) to measure achievement of performance objectives in each applicable subject

Admission to Grades Nine Through Twelve

Placement into a grade shall be made on the basis of credits earned.

Placement into each subject (e.g. English) shall be made based on:

 A.age appropriateness;

 B.data resulting from the assessment procedure described in AG 5463 - Student Transfer from Non-Accredited Schools;

 C.results of examination of the student's most recent annual academic assessment report which shall include one (1) of the following:

  1.results of a nationally normed, standardized achievement test in the subject area

  2.a portfolio of the student's work that demonstrates s/he has developed the knowledge and skills at the previous grade level to the one the student should be placed in based on his/her age

 D.review of previous regular education program records, if any, to check last grade placement;

 E.results on the MEAP High School Tests, or a normed, criterion-referenced test in the subject area, if applicable to the grade placement.

Procedures for Receiving Credits/Grades

Students shall receive credit for their academic work on the following basis to:

 A.receive credit in language arts, social studies, mathematics, and/or science, the student must receive a passing grade in the final examination in the subject, or satisfactory completion of any academic projects student must complete to demonstrate competence in the subject area;

 B.receive credit in courses other than language arts, social studies, mathematics, and/or science, the student must demonstrate proficiency as determined by the building administrator.

In accordance with Board Policy 5463, no letter or number grades will be recorded for courses for which credit is granted. Credit will be issued on a pass/fail (P/F) basis and the transcript will indicate "home-school" credit. The credit will be recognized for high school graduation requirements. Students entering school at any point following the conclusion of the first grading period will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis for competency in the course work dealt with during the grading period(s).

Procedure for Determining Grade Point Average (GPA)/Class Rank/Honors

Grade point average (GPA), class rank, and honors shall be determined in accordance with AG 5430 - Class Rank.

Graduation and Commencement Exercises

 A.Before a diploma will be presented, the student must meet all of the Board's graduation requirements.

 B.For a student to qualify for participation in the commencement exercises, s/he must be enrolled in the high school for one (1) semester.

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