Culver City High School Online Course Policy Update - July 27, 2010
Culver City High School provides students with a fully accredited educational experience that meets and exceeds state and federal content standards and graduation requirements. Students at CCHS receive direct instruction from highly qualified teachers in courses commensurate with the requirements for college entrance at California universities.
In order to meet individual student needs, the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) desires to provide flexibility in the completion of prescribed courses in accordance with the laws by encouraging all students to complete their high school education and gain college admission. CCUSD Board policy and CCHS administrative regulations provide students with the opportunity to enroll in online courses under the following three conditions:
1) Grade remediation: A student who receives a ‘D’ or ‘F’ in a *course may choose to take an online course to demonstrate his/her improvement in the class for the purpose of college admission. If approval is granted for a student to take an online class for remediation, the grade for the online course will be placed on the student’s transcript along with the student’s original course grade. It is the student’s responsibility to have an official transcript sent from the online provider to the CCHS records office when the course has been completed. An authorization form must be completely filled out and signed by the student’s counselor prior to enrollment in the online course for remediation.
*The UC system will not accept any online courses in the areas of Science if the course has a laboratory component (such as Biology and Chemistry) or in the area of Visual Performing Arts. For this reason, CCHS will not approve online courses in these areas.
2) Elective Courses Not Offered at CCHS: A student wishing to take elective courses may enroll in an approved online course. If approval is granted for a student to take an elective course online, the grade for the online course will be placed on the student’s transcript. It is the student’s responsibility to have an official transcript sent from the online provider to the CCHS records office when the course has been completed. An authorization form must be completely filled out and signed by the student’s counselor prior to enrollment in any online course.
3) For the purposes of program acceleration: If a student has a strong interest in taking a class not required for high school graduation, which may not fit into his/her CCHS schedule, though it is offered at CCHS, he or she may choose to take an online course. In this case, the grade will not be placed on the student’s CCHS transcript. When the student applies to college, he or she will submit the transcript from the online provider directly to the college or university. The University of California system has recently approved online courses deemed by them acceptable for college admission. In choosing an online provider, it is critical to determine that the course and provider are U.C. approved and offered by an institution that is WASC accredited. Students who choose to enroll in online courses and their parents bear full responsibility for verifying that the online course in which the student is enrolling meets the approval of university admissions officers. Prior to enrolling in any online course, students/parents should verify with admissions officers at the colleges/universities where the student plans to apply that the course will be accepted.