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Atascadero USD |  AR  6177  Instruction

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Elementary Program

At the elementary level, the District may offer instruction in any branches of study authorized and prescribed for elementary schools. (Education Code 51730)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

When more than 10 percent of District students in grades 1 through 3 are reading below grade level, the District may offer a special back-to-basics summer school program designed to increase students' ability to read English. This program shall offer direct reading instruction based on phonics and phonemic awareness and/or other state-approved instructional methodologies. To be eligible to participate, a student must have a test score that places him/her at one or more grade levels below the grade level he/she will be leaving at the end of the school year. (Education Code 54036)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary School Promotion/Standards of Proficiency)

Secondary Program

At the secondary level, the District shall offer summer instructional programs for:

1. High school seniors who need courses for graduation prior to September (Education Code 41976.5)

2. Students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 who were assessed as not meeting the District's adopted standards of proficiency in basic skills, including students who were seniors during the prior school year (Education Code 37252)

For the purposes of these programs, a student shall be considered to be enrolled in a grade immediately upon completion of the preceding grade. (Education Code 37252)

Upon completing the summer program, students who were seniors during the prior school year may be reassessed for their ability to meet the District's standards of proficiency. (Education Code 37252)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency)

Secondary classes also may be offered in mathematics, science, English, social sciences, foreign language, physical education, visual and performing arts, applied arts, vocational-technical education, driver education and other studies that have been prescribed by the Board of Trustees. (Education Code 37253, 51220; 5 CCR 11472)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Special Education

Extended-year special education and related services shall be provided for substantially disabled students between the close of one academic year and the beginning of the succeeding academic year when so specified in the student's individualized education program (IEP). Eligible students shall be those for whom the IEP team determines that interruption of the student's educational program may cause regression, making it impossible or unlikely that the student will attain the level of self-sufficiency and independence otherwise expected. (Education Code 41976.5; 5 CCR 3043)

The services provided during the extended-year program shall be comparable in standards, scope and quality to the special education program offered during the regular school year. (5 CCR 3043)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals for Special Education)

Rotation of School Sites

Sites for summer school programs shall be rotated in an effort to make summer school programs more accessible to all students, regardless of residence or regular attendance area and to equalize long-term facility and maintenance needs.

(cf. 5116 - School Attendance Boundaries)


approved: March 7, 2000 Atascadero, California