UINTAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ACTION REVIEW

 

1st Reading†††††††††††

4/14/15

New

2nd Reading

5/12/15

Revised

X

Approved

5/12/15

Substitute

 

 

007.0815†††††††† HOME SCHOOL AND DUAL ENROLLMENT

 

ELIMINATES PORTIONS OF POLICY 007.0815 COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE, HOME SCHOOL, AND DUAL ENROLLMENT, LAST APPROVED ON 8/12/03.

 

(SEE 007.0810 ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE FORMERLY IN THIS POLICY.)

 

REVISES POLICY 007.0815 HOME SCHOOL AND DUAL ENROLLMENT (LAST APPROVED 4/12/05)

 

1.0              HOME SCHOOL POLICY

1.1              Uintah School District will excuse a school-age minor upon receipt of a signed and notarized affidavit from parents to have their children excused from compulsory school attendance for the purpose of attending home school.Parents must submit affidavit for this purpose through the Director of Student Services.To successful applicants, the District will annually issue a certificate on or before August 1 stating ďthat the holder is exempt from attendance during the time therein specified.Ē It is the intent of the School District to comply with Utah State Law through this provision.

1.2              The parent assumes sole responsibility for the education of the school-age minor, except the extent the school-age minor is dual enrolled in a Uintah School District class. U.C.A. 53A-11-102

 

2.0              TEXTBOOKS

2.1              The Uintah School District may loan the home school basic text materials based on availability and request of the home school, and will allow students (secondary) from home schools to attend public schools for special course offerings or for levels of instruction which the parent may not feel competent to teach.

 

3.0              GRADUATION

3.1              The Uintah School District will offer no graduation diploma or certificate of completion to home school students.If a student desires a high school diploma or completion certificate, he/she must complete all four years (9-12) requirements at the Uintah School District schools or provide proof of credits that have been earned at an accredited school.

 

4.0              PLACEMENT OF A HOME SCHOOL STUDENT WHO TRANSFERS TO DISTRICT

4.1              Students requesting re-admission will be placed in the grade levels, classes, or course that the studentís parent or guardian and in consultation with the school administrator determine are appropriate based on the parentís assessment of the studentís academic performance.

4.1.1        Within 30 days of a home school studentís placement in a districtís public school grade level, class, or course, either the studentís teacher or guardian may request a conference to consider changing the studentís placement

4.1.1.1  If the studentís teacher and the studentís parent or guardian agree on a placement change, the District shall place the student in the agreed upon grade level, class, or course.

4.1.1.2  If the studentís teacher and the studentís parent or guardians do not agree on a placement change, the District shall evaluate the studentís subject matter mastery. The parent has the option of allowing the school to administer, to the student, assessments that are regularly administered to school students and used to measure studentsí subject mastery and determine placement or have a private entity or individual administer assessments of subject matter mastery to the student at the parentís or guardianís expense.

4.1.1.3  After an evaluation of a studentís subject matter mastery, a school may change a studentís placement in a grade level, class, or course.

4.1.1.4  This section does not apply to a student who is dual enrolled in a district school and home school pursuant to U.C.A. 53A-11-102.

4.2              Students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade levels after participation in home or private school will be required to fulfill all graduation requirements.The district will not accept home education as credit toward graduation.The district will accept credit toward graduation from an accredited regularly-established private school.Utah. Admin. R277-438.

4.3              Students may fulfill graduation credits by successfully completing courses required for credit or by demonstrating proficiency via pre-assessment.Utah Admin. R-277.700.6.

 

5.0              DUAL ENROLLMENT

5.1              A student may be enrolled in a regularly-established private school or home school and also enrolled in the district for dual enrollment purposes.U.C.A. 53A-11-102.5(1).

5.2              A dual-enrollment minor student and students exempted from compulsory public school education may participate in any academic activity in the public school available to students in the studentís grade or age group, subject to compliance with the same rules and requirements that apply to a full-time studentís participation in the activity.U.C.A. 53A-11-102.5(2).

5.3              The private or home school student may only participate in extra-curricular activities at the school within whose boundaries the studentís parents or legal guardian resides.U.C.A. 53A-11-102.5(3), Utah Admin. R277-438-4.

5.4              Any public or accredited private school student who had not maintained scholastic eligibility shall be ineligible to participate in extra-curricular activities as a dual enrollment student consistent with eligibility standards for all students as defined in the Utah High School Activities Association Bylaws.Eligibility shall be established in the previous academic grading period, as defined by the school within whose boundaries the student lives.Utah Admin. R277-438-4.

 

6.0              FEES

6.1              Private and home school students participating in extracurricular activities or dual enrollment are responsible for school fees in the same manner as full-time public school students.School fees for private or home school students shall be waived by the school or school district if required under Utah law and State Board of Education policy.Utah Admin. R277-438-5.