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Know Your Graduation Requirements
Not on Track?
If you are a student that finds yourself behind in credits and with some grades of D or F on your transcript, we have a menu of options for high school credit recovery programs, including virtual classes, that allows participating students to recover credits needed for graduation, and raise a low GPA. Below are options you can discuss with your counselor.
1. Adult Education Partnership
The Division of Adult and Career Education provides after-school classes through extended hours as part of the Zero Dropout program strategies. Students participate in small class sizes and personalized instruction as they regain needed credits.
2. Edgenuity Programs
The Edgenuity platform offers online credit recovery courses in two models:
a. Edgenuity Virtual:
Students engage in fully online learning and assignments at their own pace, with assistance from the Edgenuity virtual tutor. Support is provided by a LA Unified mentor teacher credentialed in any subject, who assists students with study skills and test preparation strategies.
b. Edgenuity Blended:
The online instruction is augmented by a teacher credentialed in the subject being taught, in a lab-type setting. Students receive differentiated teaching to meet their needs, and assignments and tests are completed on the Edgenuity platform. Students can log into their enrolled class outside of specified lab hours to work on tasks.
3. Independent Study
To provide maximum flexibility for students to regain A-G credits, students can enter into a written agreement or contract that stipulates the manner of assignments granted, frequency of assignments, and the time frame to meet with the teacher for additional instructional support. This program provides maximum flexibility for students who have competing family or employment demands outside of school.
4. Performance Assessment Student Support (PASS)
The PASS program provides a unique opportunity to recover credits for Math and ELA courses that students previously failed or earned a D. Each course is structured into modules, and students progress through the modules at their own pace completing a series of embedded assessments to measure their understanding and proficiency. Whenever they experience challenges meeting proficiency, teachers provide personalized instruction, resources and practice materials. The PASS program has delivery options for in-person instruction and for virtual blended instruction.
5. RIG (Recovery + Intervention = Graduation)
This partnership between a comprehensive high school and the neighboring continuation high school provides the opportunity to recover credit for failed courses. Students take up to two pass-thru-classes during the school day with a continuation teacher, while remaining enrolled at the comprehensive site. RIG is successful for students who need a small class setting for credit recovery, and who want to participate in school events and activities such as varsity athletics.
6. Students Taking Action for Readiness (STAR 17)
This is a unique grade increase opportunity for students who have not mastered course content standards in any academic subject within a given semester, and earned a grade below a “C”. The STAR program provides extended time and additional work as an alternative pathway to demonstrate mastery and raise an existing low grade. This is valuable for students to graduate ready for admission to a 4-year college whose minimum grade requirement for eligibility is a “C.”
Updated July 2020
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