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SDUHSD OFF CAMPUS COURSE POLICY

  • No more than 30 credits from college courses, private instruction, or public school courses may be transferred onto the high school transcript.  

  • No student may begin to acquire high school credits until the day after the completion of the 8th grade.  Middle School students may not place off campus classes on their SDUHSD transcript.

  • No more than 10 credits per subject area in English, math, science or social science from courses taken outside of SDUHSD may be transferred to a SDUHSD transcript to fulfill graduation requirements.


The district shall grant credit toward high school graduation for coursework successfully completed at a community college, state college, public or private institution provided that the following conditions are met:

COLLEGE COURSES

 

The district shall grant credit toward high school graduation for coursework successfully completed at a community or state college under the following conditions::

1. An “Off-Campus Course Permission Request Form” must be signed by the student,     parent/guardian, and counselor prior to a student enrolling in the private instruction off-campus course.

2. The subject is included in the district’s course of study.

3. College courses do not receive weighted grade status on SDUHSD transcripts.

4. A single (3 or more unit) college course is equal to a 5-credit high school course on a SDUHSD transcript. Some college courses may be eligible for 10 credits on the SDUHSD transcript. The Superintendent or designee must pre-approve 10-credit college courses.

5. Once off campus credits are placed on a transcript, they may not be removed. The student shall receive the same letter grade for the high school credit as is granted by the college.


PRIVATE/PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

 

A student shall receive credit toward high school graduation for private/public instruction under the following conditions:

1. The institution has been WASC (or regional equivalent) accredited as a school offering courses leading to a high school diploma and/or UC approved.

2. The subject is included in the district’s course of study.

3. An “Off-Campus Course Permission Request Form” must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and counselor prior to a student enrolling in the private/public instruction off-campus course.

4. The student shall receive the same letter grade for the high school credit as is granted by the private/public instruction school. No weighted or “honors” credit will be granted with the exception of Honors Pre-Calculus and all College Board Advanced Placement Courses.

5. Upon completion of the course, the student must submit an official transcript that includes grade issued and credit earned, as evidence from the off-campus school showing that the student successfully completed the course.

6. Once off campus credits are placed on a transcript, they may not be removed.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

 

The district shall grant credit for foreign language courses successfully completed in a private school, provided that all of the following conditions are met: (Education Code 51243-51244, 5 CCR 1632). These private foreign language courses do not count as part of the 30-credit off-campus limit.

 

1. The courses are in languages designated in Education Code 51244 or State Board of Education regulations.

2. An “Off-Campus Course Permission Request Form” must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and counselor prior to a student enrolling in the private instruction off-campus course.

3. Upon completion of the course, the student must submit an official, written transcript that includes grade issued and credit earned, as evidence from the off-campus school showing that the student successfully completed the course.

4. The amount of credit sought equals at least one semester’s work.

5. The principal or designee determines that the student’s achievement is equivalent to that expected of a student of comparable ability taking the same or similar instruction in district schools.