EIF(LOCAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: GRADUATION
To graduate, a student must complete the courses required by the District in addition to those mandated by the state.
The courses that satisfy District requirements under the foundation program, including courses for the distinguished level of achievement and courses for endorsements offered by the District, shall be listed in appropriate District publications.
Without an Endorsement
The District requires completion of 3 credits in addition to the number mandated by the state to graduate under the foundation program without an endorsement. A student may be granted an exception from the additional credit requirements upon approval from the administration. Graduation under the foundation program without an endorsement shall be permitted only as authorized under state law and rules.
With an Endorsement
The District requires no additional credits beyond the number mandated by the state to graduate under the foundation program with an endorsement.
Distinguished Level of Achievement
The District requires no additional credits beyond the number mandated by the state to graduate under the foundation program with the distinguished level of achievement.
No Fine Arts Substitutions
The District shall not award state graduation credit in fine arts for participation in a community-based fine arts program.
Physical Education Substitutions
Activities and Courses
To the extent permitted by state rules, the District shall award state graduation credit in physical education for participation in approved activities and elective courses.
Private or Commercial Programs
The District shall award state graduation credit in physical education for appropriate private or commercially sponsored physical activity programs conducted either on or off campus, upon approval by the commissioner of education. [See also EHAC]