John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5463 - ADMISSION OF STUDENTS FROM NONACCREDITED SCHOOLS

The following guideline applies to students who are transferring from a home school, non-accredited school, or foreign school (hereafter "unaccredited schools"). It does not apply to academic credit from a school that has been accredited or licensed by a State education agency.

General Procedures:

 

A.

The parent is to submit to the principal written notification of the intent to enroll in a Board school.

   
 

B.

The principal shall provide for a thorough placement study including an assessment of current learnings relative to each course of study (see Policy 5463). The placement study should also include a review of information provided by the parent and any nonaccredited school the student has attended. This may include 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.

   
 

C.

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

   
 

D.

In the event that sufficient notice of intent to enroll is not provided, a temporary placement decision may be made by the principal while the placement review is conducted. The parent is to be informed of the placement review procedure.

   
 

E.

Prior to placement, the parent must complete normal enrollment procedures.

   
 

F.

A review of student progress shall be conducted by the principal at the end of each grading period to evaluate effectiveness of the placement decision.

Admission to Kindergarten Through Grade Eight

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

 

A.

age appropriateness

   
 

B.

data resulting from the assessment procedure described in Policy 5463 - Credits and Placement from Nonaccrediated 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 Policy 5463 - Credits and Placement from Nonaccredited Schools

   
 

2.

results of a nationally-normed, standardized achievement tests

   
 

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 Board's applicable courses of study

   
 

D.

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

   
 

E.

results of ISTEP 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 grades nine through twelve 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 Policy 5463 - Credits and Placement from Nonaccredited 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 that the student has developed the knowledge and skills at the previous grade level as a foundation for the proposed placement;

   
 

D.

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

   
 

E.

results on the appropriate ISTEP tests or normed, criterion-referenced test in the subject area, if applicable to the grade placement.

Athletic eligibility will be determined by IHSAA guidelines and the Corporation's athletic policy.

Procedures for Receiving Credits/Grades

Students shall receive credit for their academic work based upon the following standards:

 

A.

to 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, plus satisfactory completion of any academic projects a student must complete to demonstrate competence in the subject area.

   
 

B.

to receive credit in courses other than Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and/or Science, the student must demonstrate proficiency as determined by Indiana proficiency standards, and the building administrator.

The grade entered on the transcript shall be in accordance with the provisions of Policy 5463.

The maximum number of credits a student may receive for each year of academic study is equivalent to the maximum number of credits a student may earn while attending John Glenn High School.

Procedures for Determining Grade Point Average (GPA)/Class Rank/Transcripts

Students granted credit for course work in a nonaccredited high school shall have no established grade point average (GPA) or class rank until they have completed one (1) semesters in the Board's schools.

Graduation and Commencement Exercises

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

Revised 11/23/10
Revised 9/17/13

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