Course specifications or tests must be completed to earn credit. Just showing up, doesn't earn a student credit. The objective of the make-up classes is to offer skills and knowledge to students that they have missed in other regular class presentations.
At $45 per .25 credit, Plato allows students to proceed at their own speed, complete areas of competence and then test for completion. Be forewarned, "students" own speed, means they have to pass off each level within a certain amount of time and complete the entire course in three to four weeks.
This system is best utilized by students who are bright, but unmotivated. Students with learning disabilities often cannot complete the levels in a timely fashion.
After school classes are $35 per .25 credit and are offered specific evenings during the week. Students must be able to complete coursework in the weeks allotted for the class to gain credit.
Packets from Northridge Learning are available at $60 per packet which is .25 credit. The packets are formatted for ease of understanding and most students can complete them on their own. No testing is required, merely 90 percent correct answers in a student's own handwriting.
Packets take about 10-20 hours to complete and parents or other tutors can assist students with understanding the content. This is the one of the few truly "student-paced" credit options and a good choice for students with learning disabilities who have good parental support.
Call Northridge Learning at 776-4532 for details.
Completion deadlines for missing credits are arranged individually by school. Students with several credits to make up are encouraged to begin make- up credit now in order to finish early enough to graduate with their class.
Contact individual schools for more information on graduation requirements.
Any Us or fines incurred at the school must also be made up by May 27, one week prior to graduation. No exceptions will be made. Students with missing credits, fines or Us will not be allowed to walk with their class or receive a diploma until the infractions are taken care of.
Additional options are available for junior or sophomore students lacking credits. Those include the above as well as summer school for four weeks during June, Online High School, 3-6 school and individual school options.
Counselors at any high school can help parents and students explore the options that are best for them.