John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5460B - CORE 40 OPT-OUT PROCESS

Beginning with the student who enters high school in 2007-2008, the completion of the requirements for the Core 40 diploma becomes the Indiana graduation requirement.

To graduate with less than a Core 40, a formal opt-out process must be completed.

The following conditions may initiate a discussion about a student opting-out of the Core 40 requirement:

 A.a parent, guardian, or custodian may request that a student be exempted from the Core 40 curriculum and be required to complete the requirements for a general diploma to graduate, or

 B.the student does not pass at least three (3) courses required under the Core 40 curriculum, or

 C.the student receives a score on the graduation examination that is in the twenty-fifth percentile or lower when the student takes the graduation examination for the first time.

In each case the student's parent and the student's counselor or another staff member who assists the student in course selection shall meet to discuss the student's progress. The student's career and course plan is reviewed. The student's parent determines whether the student will achieve greater educational benefits by completing the general curriculum or the Core 40 curriculum.

If the decision of the parent is for the student to opt-out of the Core 40 curriculum, the student is required to complete the course and credit requirements for a general diploma and the career/academic sequence the student will pursue is determined.

If the parent of a student fails to attend a meeting with the student and the student's counselor after receiving two (2) written requests to attend a meeting, the student and the student's counselor shall meet and the student's counselor shall make a recommendation to the student as to whether the student will achieve greater educational benefits by continuing with the Core 40 curriculum; or completing the general curriculum; and the student shall determine which curriculum s/he will complete.

I.C. 20-32-4-7 through 10

Approved 8/09