JEA - Compulsory Attendance**
Except when exempt by Oregon law, all students between ages 6 and 18 who have not completed the 12th grade are required to regularly attend a public, full-time school during the entire school term.
All students five years of age who have been enrolled in a public school are required to attend regularly while enrolled in the public school.
Persons having legal control of a student between the ages 6 and 18, who has not completed the 12th grade, are required to have the student attend and maintain the child in regular attendance during the entire school term. Persons having legal control of a student, who is five years of age and has enrolled the child in a public school, are required to have the student attend and maintain the child in regular attendance during the school term.
Attendance supervisors shall monitor and report any violation of the compulsory attendance law to the superintendent or designee. Failure to send a student and to maintain a student in regular attendance is a Class C violation.
The district will develop procedures for issuing a citation.
A parent who is not supervising his/her student by requiring school attendance may also be in violation of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 163.577(1)(c). Failing to supervise a child is a Class A violation.
In addition, under Board policy JHFDA - Suspension of Driving Privileges, the district may report students with 10 consecutive days of unexcused absences or 15 cumulative days unexcused absences in a single semester to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
In the following cases, students shall not be required to attend public, full-time schools:
- Students being taught in a private or parochial school in courses of study usually taught in kindergarten through grade 12 in the public schools, and in attendance for a period equivalent to that required of students attending public schools.
- Students proving to the Board’s satisfaction that they have acquired equivalent knowledge to that acquired in the courses of study taught in kindergarten through grade 12 in the public schools.
- Students who have received a high school diploma or a modified diploma.
- Students being taught, by a private teacher, the courses of study usually taught in kindergarten through grade 12 in the public school for a period equivalent to that required of students attending public schools.
- Students being educated in the home by a parent or guardian. When a student is taught or is withdrawn from a public school to be taught by a parent or private teacher, the parent or teacher must notify the Northwest Regional Education Service District in writing within 10 days of such occurrence.
- Children whose sixth birthday occurred on or before September 1 immediately proceeding the beginning of the current school year, if the parent or guardian notified the child’s resident district in writing that the parent or guardian is delaying the enrollment of their child for one school year to better meet the child’s needs for cognitive, social or physical development, as determined by the parent or guardian.
- Children who are present in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa and who are attending a private, accredited English language learner program in preparation for attending a private high school or college.
- Students excluded from attendance as provided by law.
- An exemption may be granted to the parent or guardian of any student 16 or 17 years of age who is lawfully employed full-time, or who is lawfully employed part-time and enrolled in school, a community college or an alternative education program as defined in ORS 336.615.
- An exemption may be granted to any child who is an emancipated minor or who has initiated the procedure for emancipation under ORS 419B.550 to 419B.558.
IGBHC - Alternative Education Notification
The Beaverton School District complies with Oregon Revised Statutes regarding attendance.
339.010 School attendance required; age limits. Except as provided in ORS 339.030, all children between the ages of 7 and 18 years who have not completed the 12th grade are required to attend regularly a public full-time school of the school district in which the child resides.
[Amended by 1965 c.100 §274]
339.20 Duty to send children to school. Except as provided in ORS 339.030, every person having control of any child between the ages of 7 and 18 years who has not completed the 12th grade is required to send such child to and maintain such child in regular attendance at a public full-time school during the entire school term.
[Amended by 1965 c.100 §275; 1969 c.160 §1]
In the following cases, children shall not be required to attend public schools full-time:
- Children being taught in a private or parochial school in courses of study usually taught in grades 1 through 12 in the public schools and in attendance for a period equivalent to that required of students attending public schools.
- Children proving to the satisfaction of the Board that they have acquired equivalent knowledge to that acquired in the courses of study taught in grades 1 through 12 in the public schools;
- Children being taught for a period equivalent to that required of children attending public schools by a private teacher the courses of study usually taught in grades 1 through 12 in the public school;
- Children being educated in the children's home by a parent or legal guardian;
- Students excluded from attendance as provided by law;
- The State Board of Education by rule shall establish procedures whereby, on a semiannual basis, an exemption from compulsory attendance may be granted to the parent or legal guardian of any child 16 or 17 years of age who is lawfully employed full-time, lawfully employed part-time and enrolled in school, or enrolled in a community college or other state-registered alternative education program. Such exemption also may be granted to any child who is an emancipated minor or who has initiated the procedure for emancipation under ORS 419B.550 to 419B.558.
- Daily and period attendance will be entered in the Student Information System.
- Average Daily Membership (ADM) is submitted to ODE both at the end of second quarter and annually.
- As used in this section, "Education Service District" means the Education service District (ESD) that contains the school district of which the child is a resident.
- When a child is taught or is withdrawn from a public school to be taught by a parent, legal guardian or private teacher, as provided in ORS 339.030, the parent, legal guardian or private teacher must notify the ESD in writing. In addition, when a child who is taught by a parent, legal guardian or private teacher moves to a new ESD the parent, legal guardian or private teacher shall notify the new ESD in writing. The ESD shall acknowledge receipt of any notification in writing.
- Children being taught as provided in subsection 2. of this section shall be examined at grades 3,5,8 and 10 in accordance with the following procedures:
a. The State Board of Education shall adopt by rule a list of approved
comprehensive examinations that are readily available.
b. (1) The parent or legal guardian shall select an examination from the
approved list and arrange to have the examination administered to the
child by a qualified neutral person, as defined by rule by the State Board
(2) If the child was withdrawn from public school, the first examination shall
be administered to the child at least 18 months after the date on which
the child was withdrawn from public school;
(3) If the child never attended public or private school, the first examination
shall be administered to the child prior to the end of grade 3.
c. The person administering the examination shall:
(1) Score the examination; and
(2) Report the results of the examination to the parent or legal guardian.
d. Upon request of the Superintendent of the ESD, the parent or legal guardian shall
submit the results of the examination to the Education Service District.
e. If the composite test score of the child places the child below the 15th percentile
based on national norms, the child shall be given an additional examination within
one year of when the first examination was administered.
f. If the composite test score of the child on the second examination shows a declining
score, then the child shall be given an additional examination within one year of
when the second examination was administered and the Superintendent of the
(1) Allow the child to continue to be taught by a parent, legal guardian or
private teacher; or
(2) Place the education of the child under the supervision of a person holding
a teaching license who is selected by the parent or legal guardian at the
expense of the parent or legal guardian. If the composite test score of the
child continues to show a declining score, the Superintendent of the ESD
(a) Allow the child to continue under the educational supervision of a
licensed teacher selected by the parent or legal guardian and require
that the child be given an additional examination within one year of
when the last examination was administered;
(b) Allow the child to be taught by a parent, legal guardian or private
teacher and require that the child be given an additional examination
within one year of when the last examination was administered; or
(c) Order the parent or legal guardian to send the child to school for a
period not to exceed 12 consecutive months as determined by the
g. If the parent or legal guardian of the child does not consent to placing
the education of the child under the supervision of a licensed teacher
who is selected by the parent or legal guardian, then the
Superintendent of the ESD may order the child to return to school
for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive months as determined by
h. If the composite test score of the child on an examination is equal to
or greater than the percentile score on the prior test, the child may be
taught by a parent, legal guardian or private teacher and for the next
examination be examined pursuant to paragraph a. of this subsection
or subsection 3. of this section.
i. Not withstanding the examination requirements of subsections 3. and 4.
of this section, the parent or legal guardian of a child with disabilities
who has an individualized education plan and is receiving special
education and related services through the school district or who is
being educated in accordance with a privately developed plan shall be
evaluated for satisfactory educational progress according to the
recommendations of the plan.
j. The parent or legal guardian of a child with disabilities who was
evaluated by service providers selected by the parent or legal guardian
based on a privately developed plan shall submit a report of such
evaluation to the ESD in lieu of the examination results required by
subsections 3. and 4. of this section.
k. Child with disabilities described in this subsection shall not be subject
to the examination requirements of subsections 3. and 4. of this section
unless the examination is recommended in the plan in effect for the
To be exempt from compulsory attendance, the student must apply for exemption at the school where he/she is enrolled. An interview with the student and parents/guardians will be conducted according to Oregon Administrative Rules. The principal should review the student's reason for exemption, determine the request's credibility and determine his/her recommendation. The request for exemption, along with the principal's recommendation and any necessary supporting information, should be sent to the appropriate Regional Administrator. The Regional Administrator shall approve or deny the request and send it back to the school. Requests are granted for a maximum of six months or until the beginning of the next semester of school.
The school shall notify the parents/guardians concerning the Regional Administrator decision. If the request is approved, the school shall also give the student and the parents/guardians a letter with information on alternative programs of instruction or instruction combined with counseling and information on the length of the exemption, including the date on which it will expire and the procedure for renewal. The school will notify the parents/guardians of the need to reapply for an exemption by a specific date or return the student to school until the student attains a high school diploma, GED or the age of 19.
- A conference is held with the school counselor and/or administrator, the student and the parents/guardians to consider the reasons for request and review the following information:
a. Credit for graduation;
c. Current or prior disabling status, if applicable;
d. Results of standardized tests;
e. Teacher evaluations;
f. Counselor appraisal;
g. Short-range plans; and
h. Career goals.
2. The request is reviewed by the principal and sent with necessary documentation
to the Regional Administrator.
3. The Regional Administrator reviews the request and notifies the principal of
acceptance or denial.
4. The principal notifies the student and parents/guardians of the decision. If the
request is approved, a letter is sent with information on alternative programs and
the limits of the exemption including the expiration date and procedure for renewal
(approval form letter on file in the Teaching and Learning Department).
5. Prior to the beginning of the next semester the school notifies the
parents/guardians in writing of the need to reapply for an exemption by a specific
date. A follow-up phone call will be made when there is no response to the letter
(reapply for letter on file in the Teaching and Learning Department).
6. The parents/guardians complete the reapplication process including securing
necessary documentation and submit it to the school.
7. The reapproval process follows as above, steps 2 through 4.
To be considered a bona fide resident (as distinguished from a homeless student "located" in the district as described in Board Policy JE – AR: Attendance, or a foreign exchange student from an approved program), a student must reside within the district with:
- His/her parents;
- His/her legally appointed guardian; or
- Persons in a parental relationship with the student and who have a current power of attorney.
In order to determine whether a student is living with a person in a parental relationship, the district shall use as guidelines such factors as whether that person has the duty and authority to:
- Have physical custody and control of the student;
- Supply the student with food, clothing, shelter and incidental necessities;
- Provide the student with care, education and discipline; and
- Authorize ordinary medical, dental, psychiatric, psychological, hygienic or other care and treatment for the child, and, in an emergency where the student's safety appears urgently to require it, to authorize surgery or other extraordinary care.
Evidence of such a relationship may be in the form of a properly executed power of attorney in which the above duties and authorities are delegated by the parent or guardian to a resident of the district, and which is acknowledged by the notarized signatures of both parties.
The following criteria shall be used in determining admission under the "parental relationship" exception:
- The living situation must not be for the purpose of attending Beaverton Schools only. If this is the case, admittance may be denied.
- The student must reside in the district on a permanent basis, including:
a. Taking his/her meals regularly at the place of "parental relationship"; and
b. Spending the majority of his/her time at the place of "parental relationship",
including weekends, and spends his/her evenings and nights at that
residence as expected in any other family relationship.
In the event an address is in question as to whether or not it is in the district, the principal is instructed to seek a determination by calling the Teaching and Learning Department. The records of the Teaching and Learning Department shall include accurate information on the legal boundaries of the district. When a student claims to be living with a person in a parental relationship within the boundaries of the district as distinguished from a homeless student "located" in the district as described in Board Policy JE – AR (Attendance) the parents/guardians of the student shall, in writing, satisfactorily explain to the appropriate Regional Administrator or designate the reason(s) and the relationship between the student and the adult so that the administrator may determine whether the student is living within the District with a person in a parental relationship.
A student whose legal residence is not within the boundaries of the District and 1) whose family is in the process of constructing or renting a home within the District boundaries with the intent to move into the home within 45 days, or 2) who has reached the senior year of his/her high school career, having attended a school in the District and whose parents/guardians have found it necessary to leave the District, may attend a District school provided an appropriate written consent agreement between the affected Boards is entered at the discretion of the affected Boards.
The District has the right to accept or reject any written consent agreement. The Board may delegate to appropriate District administrative officials the authority to enter into written consent agreements with other Districts as appropriate.
An emancipated minor living in the District is considered a resident of the District. A student is emancipated only if he/she is living within the District and is:
1. Eighteen years of age or older;
2. Married; or
3. Legally emancipated from his/her parents/guardians by appropriate court action.
A minor claiming to be emancipated must submit appropriate written evidence
of the emancipation to the appropriate Regional Administrator.
The Regional Administrator or designee shall decide whether or not to accept individual students from other districts and shall designate the school or schools the students are to attend. All applicants shall make their request to the District in writing, annually, to the Regional Administrator. Principals should refer all cases in this category directly to the Teaching and Learning Department for processing.
Applications will be accepted beginning the second Monday in December through 2:00 p.m. the last Monday in January. The Superintendent or his/her designee will confirm those under-capacity schools that are eligible for Inter-District transfers. Schools with Inter-District Transfer capacity will be advertised annually. Option programs are not available for Inter-District transfers.
- The parents/guardians are responsible for providing timely transportation for the student to ensure regular attendance.
- There is no guarantee for siblings under the Inter-District Agreement process.
- Parents/Guardians who are notified of their student’s acceptance must agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the District’s Inter-District Agreement policy.
A student who is a legal resident of the District and is attending a private school to satisfy the requirements of the compulsory school attendance law may enroll in a District school on a part-time basis depending on availability. All class schedules, Board Policies and Regulations affecting full-time students shall be applicable to a private school student who is simultaneously enrolled in a District school.
Students in grades K-12 whose families will become residents of this District within a 45-day period shall be admitted to the school appropriate to the attendance area in which the family will reside. Application and supporting documents must be filed with the appropriate Regional Administrator.
The District will refuse enrollment into the regular school program to those students expelled from another District during the period of his/her expulsion. The District will provide alternative education programs for those students who reside within the Beaverton School District.
The District will refuse enrollment into the regular school program and will not offer an alternative education program for students with weapons violations.
Students wishing to complete school before the end of the school year must, upon a written request by the parent/guardian
s to the principal, may, be excused, provided they satisfactorily complete all course requirements.
1. Availability of space will be determined on an annual basis in the following manner:
a. To establish open enrollment the District will establish "available capacity".
District administration will determine which schools will qualify for open
enrollment status prior to the second Monday in December;
b. Principals may declare a certain grade level(s) "full and unavailable" to
open enrollment transfers. Principals will notify the Teaching and Learning
Department by the second Monday in December if this limitation is
applicable at their school.
c. Schools with open enrollment capacity will be advertised annually.
2. The parents/guardians who desire to initiate an open enrollment request for a
student can obtain a request form from the District website, any District school or
the administration center, between the second Monday of December and the last
Monday in January.
3. Parents/guardians must submit the completed application to the school applied to
prior to 2:00 p.m. the last Monday in January.
4. Parents may apply for a maximum of two schools under the Open Enrollment
5. Questions of athletic eligibility will be determined by the principal of the school
applied to in accordance with the Oregon School Activities Association Constitution
6. Schools shall inform parents/guardians of approved open enrollments, verbally, by
Wednesday after the window closes. Parents have until Friday of that week to
confirm acceptance, either verbally or in writing.
7. The parents/guardians shall be informed of the action taken in writing by the
principal of the school applied to within three weeks after the conclusion of the
open enrollment period.
8. Parents/guardians who are notified of their student's acceptance must agree to
abide by the terms and conditions of the District's open enrollment policy.
9. Questions of attendance boundaries will be determined by the Superintendent or
- Approval of applications will be based upon the projected availability of open enrollment capacity for the following school year by using a public lottery process directed by the principal.
- Applicants whose applications were approved are "grandfathered" for the remainder of years in that school only.
- There is no guarantee for siblings under the open enrollment policy.
- There is an automatic return to home school for all open enrollment students.
- Special education students may trigger a change of placement if they exercise a transfer. Students who attend special education specialized programs must have the pre-approval of the IEP Team before transfer.
Additional facilities consideration is imposed where financial limitations make it unreasonable to replicate special education facilities for selected programs.
6. Transportation for open enrollment transfers is the parent's/guardian's
responsibility. Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing timely
transportation for their students. Buses do not travel from the resident school
to the open enrollment school; however, occasionally the student may live close to
the attendance boundary of the open enrollment transfer school. In this case,
parents may submit a written request on a completed "Regular Education
Transportation Service Request" and will be considered under the following
a. Service requests are approved on a space available, first-come, first-served
basis. When the bus reaches capacity for students who reside within that
school's attendance boundaries, non-eligible riders (open enrollment
transfers) are removed. The last students approved will be the first to be
b. Students would use only a scheduled bus stop.
c. Students shall not cross streets designated as hazardous by the district.
7. Principal's decision is final. There is no appeal.
- A student application for administrative transfer may be initiated at any time during the year by a parent/guardian, eligible student, or administrator.
a. Applicants may request to be considered for immediate transfer, and as
such, applications will be considered as they are submitted. Applications
approved for immediate transfer are only valid for the remainder of the
current school year. Applicants must apply again by June 1 for the
succeeding year, if desired.
b. Applicants may alternatively request to be considered for the succeeding
school year. For succeeding year applications, administrators will use the
i. All applications received prior to June 1 will be held for bulk review.
ii. Decisions on applications received prior to June 1 will be made final
no later than June 30.
iii. All applications received after June 1 will be reviewed on a case-by-
iv. Applications are only for a single year, and applicants must apply
again each successive year, if desired.
2. All Administrative Student Transfer forms must be submitted to the student’s home
school principal. The home school is the neighborhood school at which the student
is assigned by the District’s attendance plan (Policy JC).
3. The principal of the student’s home school must initiate contact with the principal
at the school where the student has applied to attend. Both principals must agree
to the transfer for it to be considered approved. After the two principals come to
agreement (either approval or denial) the decision is final and there is no appeal.
4. Applications for Administrative Student Transfer will only be considered based on
the hardship of the student. A hardship is defined as the student being impacted
by a parent or guardian's military deployment, is experiencing instability related to
homelessness or foster care placement, has a documented medical condition that
necessitates transfer, is impacted by the death of a parent, severe financial
hardship for the family, or the student is involved in a documented case of severe
harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying. A hardship is NOT a preference
for an academic program or activities offering at another school.
5. When considering Administrative Student Transfers, both principals shall use the
a. Hardship (as defined in (4) above)
b. Possible negative financial impact to the receiving school
c. Lack of capacity at receiving school
6. The receiving school principal may revoke the Administrative Student Transfer at
any time if there is no evidence the student has benefitted from the transfer, as
evidenced by behavior, attendance, or academic achievement.
7. Transportation for administrative transfers is the parent's/guardian's responsibility.
Parents may submit a written request for transportation on a completed "Regular
Education Transportation Service Request" and will be considered under the
a. Service requests are approved on a space available, first-come, first-served
basis. When the bus reaches capacity for students who reside within that
school’s attendance boundaries, non-eligible riders (open enrollment
transfers) are removed. The last students approved will be the first to be
b. Student would use only a scheduled bus stop.
c. Students shall not cross streets designated as hazardous by the district.
8. Copies of the completed application will be distributed by the sending school
principal pending a letter or telephone conversation with the parents/guardians of
the student regarding the final recommendation.
9. Transfer students wishing to participate in athletics and activities must follow
OSAA rules governing transfer students.
- The parents/guardians shall be informed of their responsibility to maintain the attendance of any student between the ages of 7-18 who is under their control at a public full-time school (Oregon
Revised Statutes) unless legally exempted as provided by law.
2. The positive correlation between class attendance and satisfactory performance in
that class shall be emphasized to parents/guardians and students.
3. A complete explanation of school attendance regulations shall be communicated
to students and parents/guardians well in advance of the beginning of each year or
whenever a new student enrolls.
4. Student absence shall be normally limited to the student's illness or illness of a
member of the student's immediate family or an emergency. In addition, the
principal may approve student absence for other reasons where satisfactory
arrangements are made in advance of the absence by the parents/guardians.
Examples include doctor appointments, dental appointments, field trips, other
absences approved by the parents/guardians in advance, competitive athletic or
other co- curricular activities and official religious holidays. Such absences are
referred to as excused absences. In order to participate in practice or contests, the
athlete must be in attendance the full day. An exception must be approved by the
athletic director (e.g., dental and doctor appointments, family emergencies, etc.)
Any other absence shall be defined as truancy and is unexcused. Unexcused absences may not be cleared as excused unless approved by the principal or his/her designee following the excused absence criteria noted above.
In such instances where a truant student continues to miss his/her regular classes, the student and the student's parents/guardians may be referred to the attendance supervisor for appropriate legal action (Oregon Revised Statutes).
5. If an excused absence is arranged in advance, the student is required to keep
abreast of all class work on schedule or incur an academic penalty. The teacher
may assign alternative activities in lieu of the regular assignment.
6. The student shall be given a reasonable length of time, determined by the teacher,
to make up the class work that has been missed during an excused absence. If
class work missed during an excused absence is made up to the satisfaction of the
teacher, course credit for the work shall be awarded. However, a student who is
absent for unexcused reasons may not receive course credit for any make-up work.
7. A student who is suspended from school normally forfeits his/her rights to pursue a
formal education program during the period of suspension. However, the student
shall continue to have full use of his/her books for independent study.
The student may have the opportunity to qualify for course credit by completing study assignments as determined by the principal. Criteria for making this decision shall be dependent upon the principal's assessment of:
a. Student commitment to complete assigned work;
b. Parental commitment to provide supervision to complete the assignments; and
c. Availability of homework applicable to the respective courses of study.
The principal shall assure that appropriate individuals are knowledgeable about the conditions described herein at the inception of the suspension.
8. When home teaching due to illness or accidental injury is provided, no penalty for
absence in the course taught by the home teacher shall be assessed.
9. Action resulting from this regulation may be appealed to the principal whose
decisions shall be final.
10. School/home communications regarding absence shall include any or all of the
a. A note from parents/guardians explaining the reason for the length of the
b. Reasonable attempts to contact the parents/guardians by telephone by the
third consecutive school day of absence. In addition, if a consistent absence
pattern is established (e.g., the last day of each week), a similar contact will
be made by a representative of the school.
If the attempt to contact the home has been unsuccessful, the parents/guardians will be notified by mail of the absence record with an appropriate comment offering assistance.
If unacceptable attendance patterns continue, the principal shall take additional appropriate action as deemed necessary.
c. In accordance with OAR 581-023-006 (4) (b):
(4) Students shall be entered and withdrawn from the district roll as
(b.) A student whose withdrawal status can be determined within ten days shall be marked as a withdrawal on the school day following that determination. A student must be withdrawn from the active roll on the day following the tenth consecutive full day of absence but may be retained on the inactive roll at the district's option. A student must be present for at least one-half day in order to restart the count of consecutive days' absence. Under no circumstances shall a student who is absent for the first ten days at the beginning of the school year be counted in membership prior to the first day of school attendance.
11. The classroom teacher is directly responsible for maintaining accurate
attendance records which are available to the administrator on request.
a. Student attendance for all periods shall be reported daily to the office by all
teachers to ensure accurate attendance accounting.
b. A report of individual student's attendance records may be released to the
parents/guardians or other agencies as stipulated by law, district policy or
c. A class-by-class record of attendance shall be included whenever a formal report card is distributed to parents/guardians.
12. Each school shall prepare procedures for encouraging attendance in classes at
all times. Such procedures shall reflect the fact that if the attendance pattern for
a student is unacceptable, a conference will be held with the student and
appropriate personnel to correct that pattern. Parents/guardians shall be
informed when such a conference is held and involved whenever possible. A
record of the proceedings of such a meeting shall be made and shall become a
part of the student's record.
If the attendance pattern continues to be unsatisfactory and is so erratic that the student is not benefiting from the educational program, any one or more of the following actions may be taken at the discretion of the principal:
a. If there is an indication that the student may be disabled, a referral will be
made to special education for evaluation;
b. If it is determined that the parents/guardians are not meeting the responsibility
of sending the student to school, a compulsory attendance letter will be sent
to the parents/guardians requiring the student's immediate attendance;
c. If the provisions of the compulsory attendance letter are not met, a referral to
the district truant officer may be made.
d. If it is determined that the parents/guardians are meeting the responsibility of
sending the student to school and the student is not disabled, the district shall
provide the student and parents/guardians information about alternative
programs of instruction which it recommends and for which it will pay,
according to Oregon Revised Statutes, to meet the student's learning style
Each secondary school is responsible for developing procedures that comply with the following regulations:
Course credit shall be defined as the one unit of credit which is normally associated with passing a course that meets for 130 clock hours during the school year in grades 9-12, or work satisfactorily completed by any district student where performance based criteria are identified by the school district. See IGHA-AR. In grades six through eight this term refers to the successful completion of a class which leads to normal promotion to the next grade.
To earn course credit, the academic requirements of any class in which the student is enrolled must be satisfied. Examples include homework assignments, tests, term papers, etc.