Course Eligibility Review

COURSE ELIGIBILITY REVIEW PROCESS
Eligibility form deadline: April 1, 2016

 A student who does not meet the criteria for enrollment in a particular Honors or Advanced Placement course, may request permission to enroll in such course, despite not meeting the criteria, by requesting an individual review of their particular circumstances.  Reviews should be requested as soon as possible following communication of eligibility determinations to the student and his/her parents, but no later than April 1.  In consultation with the parents, teacher, guidance counselor, subject area supervisor and such other professionals as the principal deems appropriate, an individual review shall consider the following performance data: 

  • Standardized Assessments such as PSAT, ERB and PARCC scores
  • Overall GPA
  • Mid-Year Common Assessment score
  • Department specific measures, e.g. math grades for science courses, DBQ (Document Based Question) for social studies, holistic essay score for LA and first two math grades
  • Third Marking Period grade (if available) or previous End of Year content area grade

The final decision shall be made by the principal no later than April 15.  The principal's decision may be appealed to the Superintendent or his/her designated Assistant Superintendent, whose decision shall be final.  In the case of students who are classified as eligible for special education and related services, the individual review shall be conducted by the IEP team, with full participation by the parents and student in accordance with state and federal laws.  The IEP team shall consider all information available to it, including but not limited to the criteria and circumstances set forth in this regulation, and determine the appropriate course placement for the student.  If the parents disagree with the placement arrived at through the IEP process, they may file a request for mediation and/or a due process hearing in accordance with IDEA procedures.

Upon conclusion of the course eligibility review, parents/guardians will be notified via email as to the principal’s decision.  Details regarding the appeal process to the Superintendent or his/her designated Assistant Superintendent, will be provided at this time.

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