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9270a Relations_Admission of Students from Nonapproved Schools

The following procedures applies to students who are transferring from a home-school, nonchartered religious
school, or foreign school. It does not apply to any school that has been as approved or licensed by a State
education agency.
 
General Procedures:
 
    A. The parent is to submit to the principal written notification of the intent to enter the school no later than five
        (5) days prior to the expected date of enrollment.
 
    B. The principal or designee is responsible for conducting a thorough placement study including an assessment
        of current learnings relative to each course of study (see AG 5463). The placement study should also include
        a review of information provided by the parent such as student achievement data, standardized test scores,
        topics studied, resources used, and samples of student work and accomplishments. It should also include a
        comparison with the criteria established for private schools under Wis. Statute 118.165. No student is to be
        placed in any school or grade without a written placement review.
 
    C. A final meeting with the parent and student shall be scheduled to review the District's assessment results,
        establish credits (if applicable), and discuss placement.
 
    D. In the event the advance notice is not provided, a temporary placement decision may be made by the
        Director of Student Services while the placement review is conducted. The parent is to be informed of the
        District's placement review procedure.
 
    E. Prior to placement, the parent must complete normal enrollment procedures as outlined in AG 5111.
 
Admission to Kindergarten Through Grade Eight
 
Placement into a grade shall be made in accordance with the following:
 
    A. Age appropriateness
 
    B. Data resulting from the assessment procedure described in AG 5463  - Student Transfer from Nonaccredited
        Schools
 
    C. Results of the examination of the student's most recent annual academic assessment report which shall
        include one (1) of the following:
 
            1. Data resulting from the assessment procedure described in AG 5463 - Student Transfer from
                Nonaccredited Schools
 
            2. Results of a nationally-normed, standardized achievement test
 
            3. Written narrative indicating that a portfolio of the student's work has been reviewed and his/her
                academic progress for the year is in accordance with the student's abilities, and the District's applicable
                courses of study
 
    D. Review of previous regular education program records, if any, to check last grade placement
 
    E. Results of competency tests at the appropriate grade level(s) to measure achievement of performance
        objectives in each applicable subject
 
Admission to Grades Nine Through Twelve
 
Placement into a grade shall be made on the basis of credits earned.
 
Placement into each subject (e.g. English) shall be made based on:
 
    A. Age appropriateness;
 
    B. Data resulting from the assessment procedure described in AG 5463 - Student Transfer from Nonaccredited
        Schools;
 
    C. Results of examination of the student's most recent annual academic assessment report which shall include
        one (1) of the following:
 
            1. Results of a nationally normed, standardized achievement test in the subject area
 
            2. A portfolio of the student's work that demonstrates s/he has developed the knowledge and skills at the
                previous grade level to the one the student should be placed in based on his/her age
 
    D. Review of previous regular education program records, if any, to check last grade placement;
 
    E. Results on the appropriate competency tests or normed, criterion-referenced test in the subject area, if
        applicable to the grade placement.
 
Procedures for Receiving Credits/Grades
 
Students shall receive credit for their academic work on the following basis to:
 
    A. Receive credit in language arts, social studies, mathematics, and/or science, the student must receive a
        passing grade in the final examination in the subject, plus satisfactory completion of any academic projects
        student must complete to demonstrate competence in the subject area.
 
    B. Receive credit in courses other than language arts, social studies, mathematics, and/or science, the student
        must demonstrate proficiency as determined by the building administrator.
 
In accordance with Board Policy 5463, no letter or number grades will be recorded for courses for which credit is
granted. Credit will be issued on a pass/fail (P/F) basis and the transcript will indicate "home-school" credit. The
credit will be recognized for high school graduation requirements. Students entering school at any point following
the conclusion of the first grading period will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis for competency in the course work
dealt with during the grading period(s).
 
Procedures for Determining Grade Point Average (GPA)/Class Rank/Transcripts
 
Students entering the high school shall have no established grade point average (GPA) or class rank until they
have completed four (4) semesters.
 
Graduation and Commencement Exercises
 
Before a diploma will be presented, the student must meet all of the Board's graduation requirements.
 
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
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Shari Weinstock,
Aug 3, 2011, 12:20 PM