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Novato USD |  BP  6146.11  Instruction

Alternative Credits Toward Graduation   

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In order to meet individual student needs and encourage all students to complete their high school education, the Board of Education desires to provide flexibility in the completion of prescribed courses in accordance with law.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish regulations under which the district may grant credits toward graduation for college courses and online or distance learning instruction attended by district students. Credit towards graduation also may be granted pursuant to law for training received in the armed forces and for correspondence instruction from an accredited institution. No high school students shall be granted credit toward a high school diploma on the basis of General Education tests.

(cf. 6146. 1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.3 - Reciprocity of Academic Credit)

The district shall accept for credit any coursework satisfactorily completed by students while detained in a juvenile court school or county or state-operated institution. District students who successfully complete district graduation requirements while so detained shall receive a diploma from the school they last attended. (Education Code 48645.5)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

48412 Certificate of proficiency

48645.5 Course credit, juvenile court schools

48800-48802 Attendance at community college; advanced education

51220 Areas of study; grades 7-12

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

51240-51246 Exemptions from requirements

51420-51427 General Educational Development test

51440 Veterans' education, evaluation and credit toward high school graduation

51740-51741 Authority to provide instruction by correspondence

51745-51749.3 Independent study

51760-51769.5 Work experience education

52300-52499.66 Career technical education

VEHICLE CODE

12814.6 Teen driver's act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1600-1635 Alternative credit

10070-10075 Work experience education

11500-11508 Regional occupational centers and programs

11520-11523 Proficiency examination and certificate

11700-11703 Independent study

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

2301-2414 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 6, 2009 Novato, California