Dear Parents and Students:
Legislation has stated the need for districts to develop alternatives for students to earn high school credit. Public Act 335, Section 1279B, of the State School code requires the opportunity for any high school student to “Test Out” of any course. The “Test Out” option does not include classes students are currently attending or have already taken.
In order to receive credit, students will need to exhibit mastery of the subject matter by attaining a grade of at least a C+ (77%)on the required performance assessment(s) decided by each course. Each student wishing to test out will need to demonstrate mastery through one or more of the following assessments:written test, portfolio, performance task, essay, project and/or presentation. A student may attempt to test out of any course no more than two (2) times. It is understood that students testing out are doing so because they feel they know the topic well or are capable of learning about a topic on their own without the aid of the teacher or class structure. It is also understood that students testing out will not have the same resources as they would if they had taken the semester/year course.
Credit earned will be based on a “Pass” grade and will not be used in the computation of their grade point average. After successfully “Testing Out,” a student may not take or receive credit for a course lower in sequence within the same subject area.
Successfully “Testing Out” of a course will count toward graduation requirements and allow the student to take higher-level courses.
It is necessary for you to submit the form below by May 29 in order to be able to have your child test out. An exact time schedule for test(s) given on Monday August 24, 2020, will be e-mailed to you with instructions to receive your assigned textbook and/or on-line study guides. August 24, 2020 is the only Testing Out date offered for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the pandemic, this date and testing arrangement may be altered in the future - notification will be sent out if this occurs.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Kyle Ray, Assistant Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org).