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4.26 Grade Forgiveness

4.26 Grade Forgiveness

Chapter 4.00: Curriculum and Instruction

4.26

POLICY

Grade Forgiveness

The purpose of the forgiveness policy is to assist students in meeting graduation requirements including a minimum grade point average and successful completion of academic and credit requirements.

I. Required Courses

A grade of D or F or an equivalent of a grade of D or F in a required course may be replaced with a grade of C or higher or an equivalent of a grade of C or higher earned subsequently in the same or a comparable course.

II. Elective Courses

A grade of D or F or an equivalent of a grade of D or F in an elective course may be replaced with a grade of C or higher or an equivalent of a grade of C or higher earned subsequently in another course.

III. Middle Grades Students

A student in the middle grades who takes a high school course for high school credit and earns a grade of C, D, or F or an equivalent of a C, D, or F may replace the grade with a grade of C or higher or an equivalent of a grade of C or higher earned subsequently in the same or comparable course.

IV. Grade Point Average

Only the new grade shall be used in calculating the student’s grade point average. A course grade that is not replaced according to the forgiveness policy will be used in the calculation of the grade point average.

V. Student Records

All courses and grades must be included on the student’s transcript. The forgiveness provision does not give the authority to delete the forgiven course and grade from the student’s record.

VI. Notification

Students shall be notified of the grade forgiveness provisions and the procedure for replacing eligible grades.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43, 1003.4156, 1003.4281, 1003.4282, 1003.437, 1003.49,

1008.25

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES: 6A-1.0955

HISTORY: Adopted: 11-22-16

Revision Date(s):

Formerly:

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