The courses offered and the quality of instruction in the summer school program shall be comparable to that offered during the regular school term. Students must meet the requirements for SOL testing if appropriate.
Credit for repeated work will ordinarily be granted on the same basis as that for new work. With prior approval of the principal, however, students may be allowed to enroll in repeat courses to be completed in not less than 70 clock hours of instruction per unit of credit. Students must meet the requirements for SOL testing if appropriate.
The division superintendent may require students who are educationally at risk to take special programs of prevention, intervention, or remediation in summer school if the superintendent determines that remediation of the student's poor academic performance, performance on the Standards of Learning assessments in grades three through eight, or promotion necessitate the student's attendance in summer school.
Any student who passes one or more, but not all, of the Standards of Learning assessments for the relevant grade level in grades three through eight may be required to attend summer school.
Any student who fails to achieve a passing score on all of the Standards of Learning assessments for the relevant grade level in grades three through eight or who fails an end-of-course test required for the award of a verified unit of credit shall be required to attend a summer school or to participate in another form of remediation. The requirement for remediation may, however, be satisfied by the student's attendance in a program of prevention, intervention or remediation which has been selected by his parent, in consultation with the superintendent or designee, and is either (i) conducted by an accredited private school or (ii) a special program which has been determined to be comparable to the required public school remediation program by the division superintendent. The costs of such private school remediation program or special program shall be borne by the student's parent.
Summer school instruction which is provided as part of a remedial program shall be designed to improve specific identified student deficiencies.
The division superintendent may seek immediate compliance with the compulsory school attendance law as set forth in Va. Code § 22.1-254 after a reasonable effort to seek the student's attendance in the summer school program has failed, including direct notification of the parents of such student of the attendance requirement and failure of the parents to secure the student's attendance, when:
· a student is required to take a special program of prevention, intervention, or remediation in a public summer school; and
superintendent determines that remediation of the student's poor academic
performance, passage of the Standards of Learning Assessment in grades three
through eight, or promotion is related directly to the student's attendance
in the summer school program.
Students required to attend a division summer school program shall not be charged tuition.
School divisions must report to the Board of Education the number of students who successfully complete the objectives of remedial programs which they attended due to their performance on the Standards of Learning assessments.
Adopted: 08/23/04; 08/24/06; 06/28/07
Legal Refs: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-199.2, 22.1‑211, 22.1‑212, 22.1‑253.13:1, 22.1-253.13:2, 22.1-253.13:4, 22.1-254, 22.1-254.01.
8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq.
Cross Refs: IGBE Remedial Instruction Program
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