Policy Title: Instruction at a Post-Secondary Educational Institution
Code No. : 625
Students in grades nine through twelve may receive academic or vocational-technical credits that count toward the graduation requirements set out by the board for courses successfully completed in post-secondary educational institutions. The student may receive academic or vocational-technical credits through an agreement between a post-secondary educational institution or with the board's approval on a case-by-case basis.
Students in grades nine through twelve who successfully complete courses in post-secondary educational institutions under an agreement with the school district and the post-secondary educational institution shall receive academic and vocational-technical credits in accordance with the agreement.
Students who have completed the eleventh grade but who have not completed the graduation requirements set out by the board may take up to seven semester hours of credit at a post-secondary educational institution during the summer months when school is not in session if the student pays for the courses. Upon successful completion of these summer courses, the students shall receive academic or vocational-technical credit toward the graduation requirements set out by the board. Successful completion of the course shall be determined by the post-secondary educational institution. The board shall have complete discretion to determine the academic credit to be awarded to the student for the summer courses.
The following factors shall be considered in the board's determination of whether a student will receive academic or vocational-technical credit toward the graduation requirements set out by the board for a course at a post-secondary educational institution:
the course is taken from a public or accredited private post-secondary educational institution
a comparable course is not offered in the school district. A comparable course is one in which the subject matter or the purposes and objectives of the course are similar, in the judgment of the board, to a course offered in the school district
the course is in the discipline areas of mathematics, science, social sciences, humanities, vocational-technical education, language arts, or a course offered in the community college career options program
the course is a credit-bearing course that leads to a degree
the course is not religious or sectarian
the course meets any other requirements set out by the board.
Students in grades eleven and twelve who take courses, other than courses taken under an agreement between the school district and the post-secondary educational institution, shall be responsible for transportation without reimbursement to and from the location where the course is being offered.
Ninth and tenth grade talented and gifted students and all students in grades eleven and twelve will be reimbursed for tuition and other costs directly related to the course up to $250. Students who take courses during the summer months when school is not in session shall be responsible for the costs of attendance for the courses.
Prior to registering for the course, students under age eighteen shall have a parent sign a form indicating that the parent is responsible for the costs of the course should the student fail the course and fail to receive credit for the course. Students who fail the course and fail to receive credit for the course for reasons beyond their control, including, but not limited to, the student's incapacity, death in the family or a move to another district, may not be responsible for the costs of the course. The board may waive reimbursement of costs to the school district for the previously listed reasons. Students dissatisfied with the board's decision may appeal to the AEA for a waiver of reimbursement.
Date of Adoption/Revision:
Instruction at a Post-Secondary Educational Institution Code No. 625 Pg. 2