The curriculum and schedule of elementary, middle and high schools shall provide flexibility in placing certain students in programs or subjects normally considered above their grade level. Scheduling eighth grade students into subjects above the normal grade level should be done with counseling based on evidence of ability, past scholastic achievement, and cooperation of the individual student and his parents or guardian.
When students below the ninth grade successfully complete courses offered for credit in grades 9 through 12, credit shall be counted toward meeting the standard units required for graduation provided the courses meet the requirements of the Standards of Learning or are equivalent in content and academic rigor as those courses offered at the secondary level, or verified units of credit provided the students achieve a passing score on the end of course Standards of Learning tests.
In any high school credit-bearing course taken in middle school, a parent may request that the grade be omitted from the student’s transcript and the students not earn high school credit for the course. Such request shall be made in the format and by the deadline set forth in regulations developed by the superintendent.
Legal Ref.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, section 22.1-78.
8 VAC 20-40-10 et seq.
Cross Ref.: IGBB Programs for Gifted Students
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