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7223 - Make-Up Credit Programs for High School Students

Policy: Make-Up Credit Programs for High School Students Policy Number: 7223
Date of Original Policy: 10/20/2010 Date Revision Adopted: 11/07/2018
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 10/17/2018 Date of Next Review: 01/20/2022
Replacement of Policy Number:  

The District will provide a student, who had the opportunity to complete a unit of study in a given high school subject, but who failed to demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes for such subject, with an opportunity to make up a unit of credit for the subject toward either a Regents or local diploma, pursuant to the following:
To receive credit, the student shall successfully complete a make-up credit program and demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes for the subject, including passing the Regents examination in the subject or other assessment required for graduation, if applicable.
The make-up credit program shall:
1)    Be aligned with the applicable New York State learning standards for such subject
2)    Satisfactorily address the student's course completion deficiencies and individual needs
3)    Ensure that the student receives equivalent, intensive instruction in the subject matter area provided, as applicable, under the direction and/or supervision of:
a.    A district teacher who is certified in the subject matter area; or
b.    A teacher from a board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) that contracts with the District to provide instruction in the subject matter area pursuant to Education Law Section 1950, and who is certified in such area; or
c.    A teacher of the subject matter area in a registered nonpublic school or charter school.
The student's participation in the make-up credit program shall be approved by a school-based panel consisting of at a minimum the principal, a teacher in the subject area for which the student must make up credit, and a guidance counselor or other administrator. The teacher shall have some specific authority in determining whether the actual make-up program meets the regulatory criteria, and there is a shared responsibility at the local district level between the school-based panel and the teacher in determining the student needs and the availability of an appropriately aligned make-up credit program.

8 New York Code of Rules and regulations (NYCRR) Section 100.5(d)(8)

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080