Board Policies


Adoption Date: May 26, 2010
Revision Date: Jul 23, 2014
5461 - CREDIT EARNED PRIOR TO GRADE 9

IIn order to recognize its responsibility to provide students the opportunity to receive a maximum amount of credits for completion of course work leading to high school credit, the Marion School Board established the following policy and criteria regarding the application of credits earned prior to students entering ninth grade.

 
Credit for any high school course earned prior to ninth grade will count toward the required credits for graduation if the following conditions are met:
 
A. The course content meets the competencies and proficiencies for the corresponding high school course which includes the Indiana Academic Standards.
 
B. Students must earn a semester grade of “C” or better to earn credit. Additionally, beginning retroactively to the 2012-2013 school year, students in Algebra I must achieve a passing score on the End-of-Course Assessment for credit to be awarded.
 
C. The grade received by the student will be recorded on the transcript of the student and included in the student’s grade point average (GPA) for the class to count as a high school credit and count toward the diploma requirements.
 
 
 
NCAA eligibility rules provide that courses taken before Grade 9 may not be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements for college athletic eligibility.
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Jul. 24 2014