topleft CSBA.org >  Services >  Governance Technology > 

Petaluma City Schools |  AR  6146.11  Instruction

Alternative Credits Toward Graduation   

arrow Previous bar Next arrow

Alternative modes specified by the district for completing the prescribed course of study shall be made available to students, parents/guardians and the public. (Education Code 51225.3)

Students must apply for alternative credits through their counselor. In order to apply towards high school graduation, credits must be earned from an accredited institution.

Definitions

A semester period is one period of 40 to 60 minutes of instructional time per week throughout one semester of at least 17 weeks, or a minimum of 12 clock hours of instructional time provided during the academic year or in summer school. While the content to be covered is planned within the time frames, a student may be granted one semester period of credit even though the student spends less than the aforementioned amount of time in completing the necessary work. (5 CCR 1600)

Work Experience Education

Students shall be granted up to 40 semester periods of credit for work experience education under one or more of the following combinations: (5 CCR 1635)

1. For exploratory work experience education, students may earn 10 semester periods for each semester, with a maximum of 20 semester periods earned in two semesters.

2. For general work experience education, students may earn 10 semester periods for each semester, with a maximum of 40 semester periods.

3. For vocational work experience education, students may earn 10 semester periods for each semester, with a maximum of 40 semester periods.

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

College Courses

The district may grant credit toward high school graduation for coursework successfully completed at a community college or state college, provided that: (5 CCR 1630)

1. The student applies in writing for the credit.

2. The course subject is included in the high school course of study and meets or exceeds equivalent content standards.

3. Three and one-third semester periods' high school credit is given for each credit hour earned in college.

The student shall receive the same letter grade for the high school credit as is granted by the college.

(cf. Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

Correspondence Instruction

The district may grant credit for correspondence instruction under the following conditions: (Education Code 51740; 5 CCR 1633)

1. The student applies in writing for the credit.

2. The correspondence instruction is provided by the University of California, or other accredited university or college, in subjects included within or related to the course of study offered in the school.

3. The student is, for good reason, unable to take the course of study offered in the school.

4. The Board determines the number of semester periods to be credited for successful completion of a particular correspondence course.

5. No more than 40 semester periods of correspondence instruction are credited to a student towards graduation.

6. The district's correspondence instruction has been authorized by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Regulation PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California