Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5462 - RETAKING A CLASS

The School Board acknowledges that at times it may be necessary for a student to retake a class or a student may desire to retake a class. The Board authorizes the Superintendent to devise a system for considering a student request to retake a class.

A class may be retaken only if one or more of the following conditions exist:

 

A.

The student received a grade of F in the class.

   
 

B.

The student received a grade of C- or below and wishes to better master the content.

   
 

C.

The student received a grade of C- or below and wishes to meet the grade requirements for an Academic Honors Diploma.

     
 

D.

The student has not passed at least one of the end of course exams required for graduation and seeks to become eligible for waiver consideration.

A student seeking to retake a class will make an application with the guidance department. The student shall state the reason for the requested retake on the application. The guidance department will review the application. The principal shall have the authority to grant final approval for a student to retake a class.

The following conditions apply to retaking a class:

 

A.

A student who is allowed to retake the second semester of a two (2) semester class may also retake the first semester on an audit basis (no credit), with permission of the department chairperson.

   
 

B.

A student may retake one class (one semester only) to improve a grade during his/her high school career and it must be within one year after receiving the semester grade of the class being retaken (may not be done after graduation).

   
 

C.

No online classes will be accepted in replacement of high school courses used for an Academic Honors Diploma without administrative approval.

     
 

D.

When retaking a class for no credit, the word "audit" will be placed on the studentís transcript next to the original grade and this will not be figured into the studentís grade point average (GPA).

   
 

E.

The grade earned (either higher or lower) when the class is retaken will be placed on the transcript and replace the original grade in the calculation of the GPA.

Adopted 6/12/13

© Neola 2012