Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

5461 - CREDIT FOR COURSES COMPLETED BEFORE STUDENTS ENTER GRADE 9

In order to recognize its responsibility to provide students the opportunity to receive a maximum amount of credit for completion of course work leading to high school credit, the School Board establishes the following policy and criteria regarding the application of credits earned for high school credit prior to the students entering grade 9.

For credit or course-work to be accepted for courses taken prior to entering grade 9 compliance with minimum requirements established by the State must be met.

Credits earned at the junior high level are supplemental to those required by Core 40.

Course content must meet the competencies and proficiencies of the corresponding high school course. Corresponding grades are to be recorded on the student's transcripts and included in grade point averages.

Administrators will consider carefully the circumstances under which credit will be awarded for courses taken before students enter grade 9. The physical, intellectual, social, and emotional maturity of students as well as course content should be considered. In addition, the administrator will remind parents and students that there is a direct correlation between SAT and ACT scores and the number of academic courses taken in high school.

Grading policies and practices will be consistent at both the high school and pre-high school levels.

High school credit will be given only for courses which satisfy State proficiencies and Core 40 competencies, where applicable. All instructors shall meet the requirements established by State law for teaching a course for which graduation credit is awarded.

The requirements for the Academic Honors Diploma may be satisfied with high school credits awarded before students enter grade 9 provided:

 

A.

students earn a grade of "C" or higher for each course;

     
 

B.

courses are included on high school transcripts;

     
 

C.

grades are included in high school GPA's.

Mathematics credits earned prior to entering grade 9 may meet specific course requirements but not the credit requirements for graduation. Such credits are considered elective mathematics credits. The purpose of taking mathematics courses before entering grade 9 is to give the student the opportunity to take an additional mathematics course in high school or take a challenging mathematics course in high school over an extended period of time. If the student completes any of the required mathematics courses before entering high school, the student must complete additional mathematics courses in high school. At a minimum, four (4) mathematics credits must be earned after the student enters high school. With respect to a Core 40 diploma, Core 40 diploma with academic honors, and Core 40 diploma with technical honors, mathematics credits earned prior to entering grade 9 may meet specific course requirements and may count towards the credit requirements for a diploma, but six (6) mathematics credits must be earned while in high school.

511 IAC 6.1-1-2; 511 IAC 6-7.1-4; 511 IAC 6-7.1-5;
511 IAC 6-7.1-6; 511 IAC 6-7.1-7

Revised 11/14/16

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