POLICY MANUAL

Compulsory Attendance/Exemptions: Home Instruction - Regulation R7-11.2

Students who have been instructed at home who wish to be enrolled in the Lynchburg City Schools will be placed at the appropriate grade level as determined by school administrators.

Students who are home instructed in grades 9 through 12 may or may not be granted credit for all course work completed.  The following standards will be followed to determine credits and grade placement at the high schools.

1. Credit will not be considered unless the student has been home instructed for the entire academic year:

2. Credits may not be earned for home instruction while the student is enrolled in the high school;

3. A maximum of ten (10) credits can be applied toward graduation requirements;

4. A grade of Pass (P) will be granted for credits earned through home instruction and will not be counted in computing grade point averages:

5. A student may not enter the high school above the junior level;

6. A student may not have reached his eighteenth birthday at the time of enrollment into the high school;

7. An elective credit may be given for a non-lab science taken in a home school environment; however, a student must complete three lab science credits in the high school; and

8. A student must be enrolled in a math class during the junior or senior year.

Credit can be obtained for courses taken through home schooling by the following methods:

1. The curriculum used in the home school environment must have been approved in advance by the division superintendent;

2.Ninth and tenth grade English credits can be obtained by scoring at the 40th percentile each year in both reading and written expression on standardized achievement tests which have been approved by the Board of Education for use in public schools;

3. Ninth and tenth grade math credits can be obtained by scoring at the 40th percentile each year in mathematics on standardized achievement tests which have been approved by the Board of Education for use in public schools;

4. Ninth and tenth grade social studies credits can be obtained by scoring at the 40th percentile each year in social studies on standardized achievement tests which have been approved by the Board of Education for use in public schools;

5. Elective fine arts courses will be individually evaluated for possible credit;

6. Any other requested credits will require that the student take and pass a final examination which was required of students enrolled in the same course offered in the high school; and/or

7. A student who does not score at the 40th percentile on the standardized achievement tests may request to take the final examination which was required of students enrolled in the same course offered in the high school.  A student must obtain a passing score of seventy (70) to receive credit.

To receive a diploma from one of the high schools, a student must meet the following minimum credit requirements:

English 4 credits
Math 3 credits
Science 3 credits (must be lab sciences)
Social Studies 3 credits (World History, American History and Government)
Health 1 credit
Physical Education 1 credit
Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education 1 credit
Electives 6 credits
Total 22 credits *

*In addition, by state mandate, a student must receive instruction in computer.  If the student who is home schooled has no computer experience, one credit in Computer Applications may be required.

Approved by Superintendent:  September 2, 1986
Revised by Superintendent:   December 4, 1990
Revised by School Board:  March 16, 2004
Revised by School Board:  January 8, 2013     

 

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