PCSSD - 5.11 P2 Initial Credit Through Integrated Learning Systems

5.11 P2 Initial Credit Through Integrated Learning Systems

Purpose

The computerized-instruction delivery initial credit program is provided as a way for high school students to receive advanced credit(s) in an effort to graduate early. Initial Credit will not be offered during the summer. The following regulations provide guidelines for the administration of the Initial Credit Program through the use of Integrated Learning Systems.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to receive advanced credit by a computerized instruction delivery program, a student must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Be enrolled in grades 9-12
  2. According to a review of school records, have never been previously enrolled in the course to be taken.
  3. Be recommended for the Initial Credit Program by a counselor and the principal.
  4. Have parental permission to take the course through a computer delivered instruction program. 

Available Courses

  • English I, II, IV
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Environmental Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • World History
  • U. S. History – American History

General Procedures

The following procedures will apply for initial credits by computerized instruction: 

  1. Students will work independently in the integrated systems and progress at his/her own pace. Each student will be required to complete 60 clock hours in order to be eligible for semester credit. Each student will be required to complete 120 clock hours in order to be eligible for year-long credit.
  2. The Initial Credit Teachers will monitor students and students will regularly receive face to face assistance from a certified teacher in enrolled course as needed. Teachers will also provide daily office hours.
  3. Students must score a minimum of 60% on the post-test of each module before proceeding to the next module.
  4. A student will attain a passing grade of at least 60% in order to receive credit.
  5. All coursework and semester exams must be completed by the designated date or date set by the Cyber Academy Coordinator.
  6. The total number of credits earned in the integrated learning systems cannot exceed 2 credits per semester.

Awarding and Recording of Credit

The award of credit is subject to District approval.  Credit obtained for advanced credit will be recorded on the high school transcript upon completion of the course(s) or date set by Cyber Credit Coordinator.

 Use of Credit

 Credits earned through advanced credit recovery will be used for initial credit in required courses only. 

  1. All grades (passing or failing) will be posted to the student's transcript.
  2. Incomplete coursework will be recorded on the high school transcript as “F” for grades 9-12."

 


Date Adopted:  8/8/17

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