15. What if I’m a struggling student?
Struggling students and functionally disabled students graduate from public high schools. Therefore, in special cases, we apply similar criteria to our private school students who have a documented learning disability.
If a 10th-grade student is capable of doing only 6th-grade-level math, and that is truly his or her capacity according to the other conditions noted below, then he or she may be awarded a high school credit in math for completing the 6th-grade material.
- IF the student has been identified as being in the 9th grade or above, and
- IF the student has been diagnosed as having a learning difficulty which has a documented history (e.g. Individual Education Plan or IEP), and
- IF the student is performing at or near HIS OR HER capacity for learning in that subject, and
- IF the student is showing that this year’s work is progression from last year’s work, and
- IF the student has completed all of the requirements of the course to the satisfaction of the parent, and
- IF the work (or number of hours) have been documented to the satisfaction of our school, and
- IF the student is one of our registered students,
THEN that student will be granted a high school credit for the course.
We are not attempting to lower our high school standards. We are simply trying to make appropriate accommodations for students with learning difficulties.