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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 6:310

Instruction

Credit For Alternative Courses and Programs, and Course Substitutions

The approval of "credit" shall be interpreted as an award of credit(s) toward graduation. Unless
specifically approved by the building's Guidance Department Chair, a grade will not be entered on the
student's transcript, unless otherwise noted below:

Limit on Credits Granted

Glenbard will not accept more than 4 units of credit from any combination of Correspondence and
Internet courses, High School Courses offered by Other Institutions, Foreign Language Courses, and
from College Courses.

Correspondence and Internet Courses

A student enrolled in a correspondence and internet courses may receive credit for work completed,
provided:

        1. The course is given by a nationally recognized, accredited agency;

        2. The student assumes responsibility for all fees; and

        3. The course is approved in advance by the Guidance Department Chair.

        4. A maximum of 2 units of credit may be counted toward the requirements for a student's high
            school graduation. If pre-approved by the Guidance Department Chair, a grade may be
            entered on the student's transcript.

Exchange Programs

1. Students From Foreign Countries: Diplomas will be granted to exchange students when the
   criteria for graduation established by the State of Illinois and the Board of Education have
   been successfully met. The Board of Education may grant a certificate of attendance to
   exchange students.

2. Glenbard Students Studying in Foreign Countries: District students may receive credit for
   courses taken during foreign exchange experiences that meet the criteria established in the
   Glenbard District curriculum and are approved in advance by their Building Principal.
   International study course work not meeting District requirements may be placed in the
   student's permanent record and recorded as an international study experience. Only a grade
   of Pass or Fail will be entered on the student's transcript.


High School Courses Offered by Other Institutions

Glenbard may grant credit for coursework performed at other educational institutions (such as a
community college or another district’s summer school program) provided:

    1. The program is accredited by a regional organization such as North Central Association.

    2. A grade may be recorded provided it is pre-approved by the Guidance Department Chair.

    3. The student assumes responsibility for all fees.

    4. The student may not earn more than four units of credit toward graduation. No honors points
        will be granted for these credits.

College Classes

A student who successfully completes college courses may receive high school credit, provided:

    1. The student is in good academic standing;

    2. The course is approved in advance by the high school Guidance Department Chair; and

    3. The student assumes responsibility for all fees.

A maximum of 4 units of credit may be counted toward the requirements for a student's high school
graduation. No honors points will be granted for these credits. If pre-approved by the Guidance
Department Chair a grade may be entered on the student's transcript.

Foreign Language Courses

A student may receive credit by studying foreign language in an approved ethnic school program,
provided such program meets the minimum standards established by the Illinois State Board of
Education.

The amount of credit will be based on foreign language proficiency achieved. The Building Principal
may require a student seeking foreign language credit to successfully complete a foreign language
proficiency examination. No grade may be entered on the student's transcript for participating in this
type of activity.

LEGAL REF.:  105 ILCS 5/2-3.44, 5/2-3.108, 5/2-3.115, 5/10-22.43a, 5/27-6, 5/27-22.3, and
                      5/27-22.05.
                      23 Ill. Admin. Code §§ 1.420(p), and 1.450(c) and (j).

CROSS REF.: 6:300, 6:320 (credit for proficiency)

ADOPTED:      December 8, 1997

REVISED:       January 9, 2006

REVIEWED:    January 17, 2006

REVIEWED:    December 8, 2008

REVISED:       February 9, 2009