The Board recognizes that learning can and does exist beyond the confines of the school walls, and that students may participate in diverse learning programs throughout the school year. Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board may award credit for promotion and/or graduation through the results of proficiency testing, correspondence courses, life experiences, work experiences, and other informal educational endeavors. In awarding credit for such programs and experiences, the Board will use the following guidelines:

1. That the course be accepted as responsive to the learner’s needs.

2. That it be administered by pre-approved and responsible persons or organizations, which meet the standards for accreditation described in state law.

3. That the individual request has the approval of a teacher in the academic area of study, the building principal, and the Superintendent.