Course Challenges

For a student to challenge a course the following must be adhered to:

 

1. Registered student in the high school of the challenge.

2. A student may not initiate a course challenge for a course in a lower-level sequence if the student has been awarded credits in a course in a higher-level sequence. For example, a student who has earned credits for Science 30 may not challenge Science 24. High school mathematics course sequences are an exception, as they are designed based on content rather than level of difficulty. A student may challenge Mathematics 20-3 or Mathematics 20-2 after being awarded credits in Mathematics 20-1, as Mathematics 20-1 is not considered part of a higher-level course sequence in this instance.

3. A student’s readiness for course challenge shall be determined through consultation that includes the senior high school principal, the student, the parent(s) and the teacher of the course. The consultation shall include discussion of the student’s chance of successfully meeting the acceptable standard for the course and the student’s apparent capacity to successfully handle the course at the next level.

The senior high school principal shall make the final decision about the student’s readiness for the course challenge. The principal shall base this decision on the consultation with the student, the parent(s) and the teacher of the course.

 

A student’s readiness for course challenge shall be determined through consultation that includes the senior high school principal, the student, the parent(s) and the teacher of the course.

The consultation shall include discussion of the student’s chance of successfully meeting the acceptable standard for the course and the student’s apparent capacity to successfully handle the course at the next level.  The senior high school principal shall make the final decision about the student’s readiness for the course challenge. The principal shall base this decision on the consultation with the student, the parent(s) and the teacher of the course. (Guide to Education)

 

Procedure

  1. Student to request a course challenge to the subject teacher (or principal if student is not enrolled to subject area).
  2. Student is to meet with the subject teacher, if the student, parent and teacher agree to challenge course the teacher is to request a challenge to the principal.
  3. The principal will either approve, deny or seek more information.
  4. If the challenge is accepted, a date will be chosen for the challenge and the teacher will provide what evaluation is required from the student.
      • Final exam, written assignment, evidence of learning, are all viable sources of evaluation.
      • Students must accomplish a satisfactory level of understanding, achieving at least 75% on the graded evaluation.
      • Diploma courses are only challenged on the school awarded mark.
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