School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board recognizes the need to provide alternative means by which students achieve the goals of the Corporation.

Educational options are learning experiences or activities that are designed to extend, enhance, supplement, or serve as an alternative to classroom instruction.

An optional plan to meet the recognized educational needs of a student shall be approved by the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall prepare a plan of educational options for use in meeting special needs.

Such options may include, but not be limited to, tutorial programs, independent study, correspondence courses, educational travel, mentorship programs, summer school, early college entrance, distance learning, on-line coursework, etc.

Credit will be granted to the student upon complete evaluation of the program.

Prior approval of the educational option application (Form 2370 F1) by the Superintendent shall be required before a student participates in one (1) of the available educational options. Prior permission of a parent or guardian shall also be required before a student under age eighteen (18) participates in one of the available educational options.

Participation in an educational option shall be in accordance with an instructional and performance plan which will be developed based on the individual studentís needs. The instructional plan will include:

 A.instructional and performance objectives that align with Corporation's curriculum requirements;

 B.a description of the criteria and method for assessing student performance; outline of specific instructional activities, materials and learning environments.

Participation must be subject to the oversight of a credentialed teacher who will review the instructional plan which may include providing, supervising, or reviewing instruction or learning experiences, and the evaluation of student performance.

Credit for approved educational options shall be assigned according to student performance relative to stated objectives of the approved instructional and performance plan and in accordance with Corporation policy and established administrative guidelines.

The credit shall be placed on the student transcript. The amount of credit counting toward graduation shall comply with the Corporation graduation requirements.

The Corporation shall communicate information and procedures related to educational options available in the Corporation to students, parents, and interested stakeholders.

511 IAC 6-7-7

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