Out of District & Online Credit Information
At Juanita High School, we are committed to ensuring students get a strong and diverse education. Not only are we interested in student success in high school, but we are invested in student success in higher education and beyond. We ordinarily do not recommend students accelerate their pathway over the summer, but we also understand that some students can accelerate a pathway and still find success at the next level. We do not want to hold a student back from advancing in their course work, but at the same time, we want to make sure they are prepared for the next level. Therefore, we believe it is crucial for you to understand the following regarding online coursework:
FOR PRE-APPROVAL: Students must turn in all forms NO LATER THAN June 1, 2020. Any forms submitted after this date will not be approved. This applies to both current JHS students and current 8th graders moving in to 9th grade.
FOR 2020-2021 COURSE PLACEMENT CHANGE: We must receive the final official transcript from the Out of District provider by AUGUST 19st, 2020 for your student to be changed to the next level class. Please note that we cannot guarantee there will be room in the next level class, so the change is pending space available.
COSTS: Online courses can be expensive. The family must incur all financial responsibility for the course and any required materials.
COURSE ALIGNMENT: Think carefully. Out of district course curriculum does not fully align with Juanita courses. This may create potential gaps in content. It is the student’s responsibility to seek additional support during the next level to compensate for these gaps.
Although it may seem appealing to push ahead in math, there is significant risk involved in taking ANY math class online with frequently long-term consequences. Given the sequential nature of these courses, missing key concepts (easily done by rushing through a school-year long class in 3 months over the summer and without a classroom teacher present) can have drastic consequences in future advanced courses possibly including: a lower GPA, missed concepts while the rest of the class marches on, and overall reduced confidence in the subject area. The last thing we want is for our students to needlessly rush through core math classes and end up with gaps in their learning that ultimately have a negative impact on their lifetime math literacy, advancement and confidence.
- Students seeking pre-approval for an Out of District course must submit BOTH Appendix C – Request for Out of District Credit AND the JHS Out of District Credit Form.
- The deadline for pre-approval is June 1, 2020 for both current and incoming JHS students.
- Current JHS students may submit their forms to their counselor.
- Current 8th graders may submit their form to their middle school counselor, who will pass it along to the high school. Please be aware of the deadlines listed above.
MAXIMUM OUT-OF-DISTRICT CREDITS: Students are not allowed to take more than 3.0 total credits outside of JHS during their high school career, so please plan accordingly.
NCAA REQUIREMENTS: If you plan to play a sport at a Division I or II college/university, it is your responsibility to check with the NCAA to see if the Out of District course you chose is approved.
OUT-OF-DISTRICT TRANSCRIPT: Once the student completes the course, they must request an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT sent directly from their Out of District provider to Juanita High School’s Counseling office.