Board Policies

Last revised: May 13, 2013

602.21

Instruction at a Postsecondary Educational Institution

The following factors shall be considered in the board’s determination of whether a student will receive academic or career-technical credit toward the graduation requirements in Policy #605.1 for a course at a postsecondary educational institution:

  • the course is taken from a public or accredited private postsecondary educational institution;
  • a comparable course is not offered in the school district (a comparable course is one in which the subject matter or the purposes and objectives of the course are similar, in the judgment of the board, to a course offered in the school district.);
  • the course is in the discipline areas of mathematics, science, social sciences, humanities, vocational- technical education, or a course offered in the community college career options program;
  • the course is a credit-bearing course that leads to a degree;
  • the course is not religious or sectarian in nature; and
  • the course meets any other requirements set out by the Board.

Students in grades eleven and twelve who take courses, other than courses taken under an agreement between the school district and the postsecondary educational institution, shall be responsible for transportation without reimbursement to and from the location where the course is being offered.

Ninth and tenth grade talented and gifted students and all students in grades eleven and twelve will be reimbursed for tuition and other costs directly related to the course up to $250. Students who take courses during the summer months when school is not in session shall be responsible for the costs of attendance for the courses.

Students who fail the course and fail to receive credit shall reimburse the school district for all costs directly related to the course. Prior to registering for the course, students under age eighteen shall have a parent sign a form indicating that the parent is responsible for the costs of the course should the student fail the course and fail to receive credit for the course. Students who fail the course and fail to receive credit for the course for reasons beyond their control, including, but not limited to, the student’s incapacity, death in the family or a move to another district, may not be responsible for the costs of the course. The school board may waive reimbursement of costs to the school district for the previously listed reasons. Students dissatisfied with a school board’s decision shall appeal to the AEA 267 for a waiver of reimbursement.

Students and parents will annually be notified of the opportunity to take courses at postsecondary educational institutions in accordance with this policy. Forms and procedures are available in the counselor’s office at Cedar Falls High School.

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Date of Adoption

October 12, 1992

Date of Revision

January 13, 1997
March 10, 2003
April 13, 2009
May 13, 2013