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Petaluma City Schools |  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 51210, 51730; 5 CCR 11472)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

Summer school shall be used to provide direct, systematic and intensive supplemental instruction to students in grades 2 through 6 who have been retained at grade level, identified as being at risk of retention, or identified as having a deficiency in mathematics, reading or written expression based on the results of the statewide Standardized Testing and Reporting Program. (Education Code 37252.5)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

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 do not demonstrate "sufficient progress," as defined in Board policy, toward passing the statewide exit examinations in language arts and mathematics required for high school graduation (Education Code 37252)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

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

b. Students who were enrolled in grade 12 during the prior school year shall be eligible for summer instructional programs. (Education Code 37252)

c. The curriculum of the program shall reflect state academic content standards to the extent that the district curriculum is aligned with those state standards, and shall be designed to assist students to succeed on the exit examination. (Education Code 60851)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

Summer school may be used to provide direct, systematic and intensive supplemental instruction to students in grades 7 through 9 who have been retained at grade level. (Education Code 37252.5)

Secondary classes may be offered in mathematics, science, English, social sciences, foreign language, physical education, visual and performing arts, applied arts, vocational-technical education and driver education. (Education Code 37253, 51220; 5 CCR 11472)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)


approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California