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Table of Contents,GENERAL INFORMATION 5,Introduction 5. School District Calendar 5,Pre registration 5,Infinite Campus Student Information System 5. 4X4 Block Schedule 6,Prerequisites 6,Course Fees 6. Early and Late Bird Classes 6, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME INFORMATION 7. PVHS International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Course Descriptions 23. PVHS International Baccalaureate Math Flow Chart 27. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 10,Diplomas 10,Core Enrollment Expectations 10.
Required High School Class Load 11,Early Graduation 11. Schedule Changes 11,Grade Point Average GPA 11,Valedictorian and Salutatorian 12. Matriculation 12,ACADEMIC PLANNING 12,College and Career Readiness 12. Career and Technical Education 12,Graduation Programs and Progress 12. Four Year Course Plans 12,TESTING 13, Required College and Career Readiness Assessment 13.
Optional ACT National Career Readiness Certificate NCRC 13. Optional Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB 13. Optional SAT 13,Optional PSAT NMSQT 13,EARNING CREDIT 14. Internal Credit 14,Credit by Exam CBE 14,Dual Credit 14. Honors Advanced Placement AP and International Baccalaureate IB 15. High School Credit Taken In Middle School 15,External Credit 15. Community Service 15,Online Correspondence Course 15. Educational Travel Credit 15,Enrichment Program 15.
Physical Education II Waiver 16,Music Equivalent Credit 16. Concurrent Credit 16,Nevada Learning Academy 16,Adult Education 16. Horizon Sunset High Schools Programs 16,Summer School 16. Duplicate Coursework Repeating Courses 16,STUDENT ATHLETES 17. Physical Education II Waiver Credit 17,CCSD Athletic Eligibility Requirements 17.
NCAA Initial Eligibility Requirements 18,POST SECONDARY OPTIONS 18. Nevada Universtiy Admissions 18,Four Year College or University 18. Public Community College 18,Private Junior College 19. Continuing Education Classes 19,Life Skills Training Programs 19. Apprenticeships 19,Career Vocational or Technical Education 19.
Job Corps 19,City Year and Americorps 19,Military 19. NEVADA SCHOLARSHIPS 20,Millennium Scholarship 20,Public Education Foundation 20. Nevada Promise Scholarship 20,NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CODE OF HONOR 20. NON DISCRIMINATION AND ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE 21,DEPARTMENT COURSE OFFERINGS 28. Air Force JROTC 28,Art Department 30,Career Technical Education 33.
Accounting and Finance 33,Animation 34,Computer Science 35. Engineering Project Lead The Way 35,Foods and Nutrition 36. Forensic Science 37,Furniture and Cabinetmaking 38. Health Science 39,Marketing 39,Photography 40,Teaching Training 41. Theater Technology 41,Video Production 42,Web Design and Development 43.
ELECTIVE OPTIONS 44,ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 50,MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 53. PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT 58,Orchestra 60,Theatrical Studies 62. PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 64,SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 67. SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 72,WORLD LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT 75. General Information,INTRODUCTION, The information in this publication has been compiled to assist students in planning their four years of.
high school course work Courses offered next fall will be the courses students select this spring. Generally if fewer than twenty five students request a class it will not be offered Choose alternative. courses wisely,SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR, This calendar is subject to change Please review the current calendar online at. https ccsd net district calendar,PREREGISTRATION, The following important information should be reviewed before selecting classes. 1 Review graduation requirements, 2 Set educational goals to prepare for your post high school plans and career interests. 3 An on line four year Academic Plan is accessible through Infinite Campus for regular. review and revision as necessary Regular review of the plan throughout high school will. assist students in preparation for adulthood in the 21st Century. 4 Research the requirements for the college or university you are considering to ensure that. you are selecting appropriately, 5 Prior courses may be repeated for a higher grade with the clearance of your counselor. 6 Any course taken outside of the Palo Verde High School campus MUST be approved and. signed off by your counselor FIRST, 7 YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN YOUR COURSES THROUGHOUT.
THE ACADEMIC YEAR UNLESS A CHANGE IS NECESSITATED BECAUSE OF. ERRORS IN PLACEMENT OR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, 8 COURSES DROPPED AFTER THE 18TH DAY OF A SEMESTER WILL RECEIVE. A GRADE OF F, READ the entire Course Catalog before you register Be certain the. prerequisites for selected courses have been met, DISCUSS your course selection with your parents and teachers before registration. Many courses require teacher approval fees outside time commitments and or. attendance at school events, COMPLETE the online registration form to select your electives. INFINITE CAMPUS INTERNET STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM. INFINITE CAMPUS provides users with up to date student information and helps to speed the flow of. communication The INFINITE CAMPUS web interface is easy to use and requires no training Parents. can access INFINITE CAMPUS from work or home to check on attendance report cards current grading. information and transcripts Information regarding downloads can be found at ccsd net parents infinite. campus choice php,4X4 BLOCK SCHEDULE, Palo Verde High School operates on a 4X4 block schedule Students attend periods 1 3 5 7 on A day and.
periods 2 4 6 8 on B day A total of 8 credits can be earned during the regular day in the school year. PREREQUISITES, Prerequisites are listed in the Course Catalog to help students and parents make the best educational. decisions possible Students must either meet these prerequisites to enroll in a course or request permission. to challenge the course Both semesters of a prerequisite course must be successfully completed. COURSE FEES, Elective course fees are charged for select classes These course fees cover the actual cost for supplies and. course materials A family s difficulty purchasing all the necessary items and or fees will not prevent a. student s enrollment in any class If alternatives to immediate payment of fees must be considered the. counselor and or respective teacher s should be contacted Classes will not be changed due to an inability. to pay a fee,EARLY AND LATE BIRD CLASSES, Early and Late Bird classes are offered on a limited basis depending on staffing and funding Some classes. are offered as electives Students who choose to take an early or late bird class must remain in the class for. the entire semester and maintain their complete schedule Also students that take an early or late bird class. must provide their own transportation,INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME. Palo Verde High School is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme. Additionally we offer Certificate Courses to be taken as individual classes Only those students who follow. the two year prescriptive courses and program set by IB will be eligible for the International Baccalaureate. Diploma IB World Schools share a common philosophy a commitment to high quality challenging. international education Palo Verde s own mission statement emphasizes the IB philosophy the mission of. Palo Verde is to prepare students to realize their academic creative emotional physical social and career potentials as. contributing members of a multicultural society in an international community of mutual respect Only schools. authorized by the IB Organization can offer the Diploma Programme For further information about the IB. and its programmes visit http www ibo org, Research by the IB Global Research Department reports the following.
In the University of California system DP Diploma Programme performance was the best. predictor of college performance and across income groups IB students earned higher grade point. averages and graduated at higher rates, Of DP students who attend college in the US most enroll directly in somewhat selective or more. selective four year institutions and generally graduate at higher rates than the institutional averages. In US high schools IB students rated higher levels of academic social and emotional. engagement, IB World reports the top TEN reasons why the IB Diploma is ideal for university preparation. 1 It offers academic breadth AND depth,2 Graduates care about more than just results. 3 It creates independent thinkers who feel prepared. 4 It s a genuinely international qualification, 5 Universities recognize it and give credit for it. 6 The IB encourages critical thinking,7 You ll never need to learn time management.
8 It assesses more than examination techniques,9 Subjects are not taught in isolation and. 10 IB leaners are open minded risk takers communicators thinkers inquirers balanced. knowledgeable reflective caring and principled, As reported on the IB organization web site The IB Diploma Programme DP is an academically. challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students aged 16. to 19 for success at university and life beyond It has been designed to address the intellectual social. emotional and physical well being of students The programme has gained recognition and respect from. the world s leading universities, The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly. global society as students are challenged to complete the following. Develop physically intellectually emotionally and ethically. Acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding studying courses from 6 subject groups. Develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education. Study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures including their own. Make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge. through the programme s unique theory of knowledge course. Undertake in depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic. disciplines in the extended essay, Enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity action and service. REQUIREMENTS, IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 through group 5 studies.
in language and literature language acquisition individuals and societies science mathematics Students. may choose either an arts subject from group 6 or a second subject from groups 1 to 5 At least three and. not more than four subjects are taken at higher level while the other subjects are taken at standard level. Visit http www ibo org for more information, The Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students educational experience and. challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in depth study of a. question relating to one of the Diploma Programme subjects they are studying The world studies. extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance examined through. two Diploma Programme subjects,REQUIREMENTS cont, Theory of knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their. understanding of knowledge as a human construction. Creativity action service CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic. studies throughout the Diploma Programme Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts. and creative thinking Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity Service. with the community offers a vehicle for new learning with academic value. PROGRAM AIMS, Provide rigorous and broad based curricula and assessments. Maintain high academic standards common to schools worldwide. Allow students to develop individual talents,Foster critical and compassionate thinkers. Open the window between the classroom and the outside world. Foster a lifelong interest in learning as well as informed and responsible citizenship. Promote international understanding and a respect for a variety of cultures. Facilitate university entrance around the world,WHAT IS IT.
An internationally recognized program, A high quality curriculum that aims to encourage critical thinking by the study of traditional. disciplines while encouraging an international perspective. A program designed for the academically motivated student who can function across the curriculum. and who has learned to manage time well, IB has an international acceptability which allows for both flexibility and mobility. IB educates the whole person, IB encourages students to appreciate cultures and attitudes other than their own and to be informed. tolerant and willing to communicate with others, The IB approach to education is not encyclopedic The emphasis is on helping students to learn how. to learn and how to analyze, IB provides a broad general education while still allowing specialized study in areas corresponding.
to the individual s interests and plans for the future. IB provides rigorous and broad based curricula and assessments. IB maintains high academic standards common to schools worldwide. IB allows students to develop individual talents,Students must have taken Geometry and. the second year of the same foreign language prior to the start of their junior year. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, 1 Complete coursework designed around individual goals and core enrollment expectations. 2 Take the ACT with Writing in junior year at no cost. 3 Earn a diploma see below, Please review the Grade Point Average GPA section of this guide for a description of GPA weighted and unweighted calculations. Students with significant cognitive disabilities are eligible to earn an Alternative Diploma through participation in the Nevada. Alternate Assessment NAA and successful completion of the course credits required for a standard diploma. CCSD students are required to take semester 1 and 2 of World History or Geography to satisfy either the. Arts Humanities CTE state requirement for the standard diplomas or the additional social studies requirement for the other. diplomas Students may combine different semesters of World History and Geography to meet this requirement. Flex credits can be a 2nd or 3rd year CTE concentrator course in one program of study or a 4th year of math including. Algebra II or higher or a 3rd year of science or a 3rd year of social studies. Students must complete the 24 credits indicated including Algebra II or higher and demonstrate the following. 1 Proficiency in two languages Seal of Biliteracy or 2 credits in AP IB Dual Credit CTE Work Based Learning or. world language courses,2 Earn one or both endorsements. College Ready Students that complete a college readiness assessment and receive scores for placement into non. remedial college level English and math courses as determined by NSHE Board of Regents ACT English 18 SAT. Reading 480 ACT Math 22 SAT Math 530 Smarter Balanced level 3 English and math PARCC level 4 English. Career Ready Students that complete the ACT NCRC level Silver or above or ASVAB score 50 or above or obtain. a CTE Skills Attainment certificate or obtain a Nevada Industry Recognized Credential. CORE ENROLLMENT EXPECTATIONS, The Clark County School District CCSD strives to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce.
by providing a rigorous curriculum The Core Enrollment Expectations are consistent with Nevada Revised Statute NRS. 389 018 and aligned with the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship minimum core curriculum requirements If the Core. Enrollment Expectations do not align with a student s individualized learning plan then a modified course of study must be. agreed upon by the student s parent guardian and a school administrator or school counselor. Core Enrollment Expectations Units,Mathematics including Algebra II or higher 4. Natural Science 3,Social Studies and History 3, Students that successfully complete the Core Enrollment Expectations outlined above with a weighted grade point average. GPA of at least 3 25 may qualify for the State of Nevada Millennium Scholarship Please see your school counselor for more. information about the Millennium Scholarship,REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL CLASS LOAD. The State of Nevada requires all high school students to be enrolled as follows. Ninth tenth and eleventh grade students must be enrolled in at least the equivalent of six periods per day. Twelfth grade students that are not college and career ready must be enrolled in at least the equivalent of six periods per. Twelfth grade students that are college and career ready must be enrolled in at least the equivalent of four periods per. Coursework taken outside of the normal school day may be counted towards the required high school class load requirements. subject to school administrator approval, The Nevada Department of Education establishes the standards for students that are considered college and career ready Please see your school. counselor for details or review the Nevada Department of Education guidance memo. SOURCES NAC 387 345 AB 7,EARLY GRADUATION, Students that complete all graduation requirements for their cohort year may graduate early with approval from the school of full.
time enrollment Please contact your school counselor with specific questions. SCHEDULE CHANGES, To ensure students receive enough instruction to earn a credit schedule changes are not permitted after the first 18 school days. of each semester for face to face courses After the first 18 school days schedules may only be changed with administrative. approval Exceptions to the above may only be made through administrative channels for unique and unusual circumstances. Distance learning and online coursework e g Apex allow students to earn credit through digital instruction and are excluded. from these schedule change guidelines, Last Day for Credit in Face to Face Instruction for 19 20 School Year. Semester 1 September 5 2019,Semester 2 January 30 2020. GRADE POINT AVERAGE GPA, The student s Unweighted GPA is calculated on a traditional 4 point scale A 4 B 3 C 2 D 1 F 0. Bonus Points for successful completion of Honors Advanced Placement AP and International Baccalaureate IB courses will. be added as follows according to NAC 389 6625 This represents the student s Weighted GPA. Honors 0 025,Advanced Placement AP 0 050,International Baccalaureate IB 0 050.
Mastery of AP and IB course content shall be determined by participation in the AP or IB examinations sponsored by the College Board and. International Baccalaureate Students are required to take the examinations for each course Parents or guardians may waive this testing. requirement by informing the school administration in writing. For the Cohorts of 2019 and 2020 a maximum of fourteen 14 courses or twenty eight 28 semesters of Honors Advanced. Placement AP and or International Baccalaureate IB courses will receive Bonus Points This creates a Weighted GPA cap of. 4 800 as the highest possible GPA, For the Cohorts of 2021 and beyond there is no limit to the number of Honors AP or IB courses that will receive Bonus Points. This removes the Weighted GPA cap,SOURCE CCSD Regulation 512. VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN, Valedictorians students with the highest Weighted GPA in the graduating cohort and Salutatorians students with the second. highest Weighted GPA in the graduating cohort will be identified as candidates at the end of the fall semester for each cohort. Final Valedictorians and Salutatorians will be determined upon completion of all high school graduation requirements by the last. day of school,SOURCE CCSD Regulation 5127,MATRICULATION. Grade classification for high school students is determined by years in school not on credit earned Students will be classified to. the next grade level at the end of each school year However progress should be continuous and student advancement through. the curriculum should be according to the student s demonstrated ability rather than the student s age or years in school. SOURCE CCSD Regulation 5123,ACADEMIC PLANNING,COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS.
Students benefit from comprehensive school counseling programs that include college and career readiness standards In addition. to classroom lessons and family night events students also meet individually with a school counselor to complete academic plans. An academic plan is a four year course plan that is built on a student s individual strengths weaknesses and interests. CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, Career and Technical Education in Nevada is organized into six 6 program areas and course sequences Each high school in. CCSD may offer different programs and course sequences Please review the section Courses and Descriptions for details on CTE. courses Additional information can be found online at http www doe nv gov CTE. Nevada CTE Program Areas,1 Agricultural and Natural Resources. 2 Business and Marketing Education,3 Education Hospitality and Human Services. 4 Health Science and Public Safety,5 Information and Media Technologies. 6 Skilled and Technical Sciences,GRADUATION PROGRAMS AND PROGRESS.
A graduation program is assigned to students to assist with tracking progress toward postsecondary readiness Parents and. students can review graduation programs and progress online using the Infinite Campus Portal. FOUR YEAR COURSE PLANS, Each ninth grade student must have an approved four year academic plan The academic plan must set forth the specific. educational goals that the student intends to achieve before graduation from high school The plan may include without. limitation the designation of a career pathway and enrollment in dual credit career and technical education Advanced. Placement AP International Baccalaureate IB and Honors courses. The ninth grade student and his her parent or legal guardian are required to work in consultation with a school counselor to. develop an academic plan sign the academic plan review the academic plan at least once each school year in consultation with. a school counselor and revise the plan if necessary. For students enrolling in high school after ninth grade an academic plan will be created with appropriate grade level. modifications, The academic plan must be used as a guide for the student and the parent or legal guardian to plan monitor and manage the. student s educational development and make determinations of the appropriate course of study If a student does not satisfy all. of the goals set forth in the academic plan he she is eligible to graduate and receive a high school diploma if requirements for a. diploma are otherwise satisfied SOURCES CCSD Regulation 5127 AB 117. Required College and Career Readiness Assessment, All juniors will take the ACT with Writing exam in the spring The college and career readiness assessment ACT with Writing. is a requirement for graduation Juniors will take the ACT in spring of the junior year at no cost It is recommended that all. students take ACT in the spring of the junior year as most four year colleges universities require test scores for admission In. addition some colleges universities and NCAA Division I Initial Eligibility for student athletes require a minimum score on. the ACT to determine placement in freshman English and math courses Finally some universities determine scholarship. eligibility based on ACT and or SAT results, Students attending college university in Nevada can earn the Millennium Scholarship for completing the core curriculum and. earning at least a 21 composite score on the ACT For more information please see the Nevada Scholarships section of this guide. It may be necessary to retake the ACT and or SAT to increase scores This may enable a student to avoid placement in a remedial. math and or English college course Remedial courses at Nevada System of Higher Education institutions provide no college. credit and are not paid for by the Millennium Scholarship program. SOURCE CCSD Regulation 5127 NRS 390 610, Optional ACT National Career Readiness Certificate NCRC.
The ACT NCRC is a portable evidence based credential that certifies the essential skills for workplace success Employers look. for it from job candidates because it is a valid predictor of job performance Students that earn a Silver or above for the ACT. NCRC credential will also meet one of the qualifications for the College and Career Ready Diploma Please contact your school. counselor with additional questions, Optional Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB. The United States Department of Defense developed this test to administer to students all over the country The test is typically. scheduled during the school day and is normally at no cost to the student Score reports received after taking the test can be useful. in determining college and career pathways This test is typically taken in grades 10 12 Students that earn a 50 or above on the. ASVAB will also meet one of the qualifications for the College and Career Ready Diploma Please contact your school counselor. with additional questions,Optional SAT, The SAT is used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions It is a multiple choice test administered by the. College Board The purpose of the SAT is to measure college readiness by providing colleges with common scores to compare all. students Free online test preparation is available through Khan Academy www khanacademy org This test is typically taken. during the spring of grade 11 and fall of grade 12 There is a cost associated with this exam but fee waivers may be available to. those that qualify Students that earn a 480 in Reading and a 530 in Math will also meet one of the qualifications for the College. and Career Ready Diploma Please contact your school counselor with additional questions. Students attending college university in Nevada can earn the Millennium Scholarship for completing the core curriculum and. earning a combined reading writing and math score of 1070 or higher For more information please see the Nevada Scholarships. section of this guide,Optional PSAT NMSQT, The Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great way to prepare for the SAT Scores are used to. identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships Score reports received after taking the test can be useful in. determining which Advanced Placement AP coursework may be appropriate during high school Free online test preparation. is available through Khan Academy www khanacademy org This test is typically taken in grades 10 and 11 There is a cost. associated with this exam Please contact your school counselor with additional questions. EARNING CREDIT, Nevada law states that students may earn a unit of credit for successful completion of a course containing at least 120 hours of. instruction or the equivalent This means that a student must complete 60 hours of instruction or the equivalent to earn 0 5. credits at the end of each semester The Clark County School District CCSD has a variety of ways for students to earn credit. Internal credits are taken at a CCSD school and external credits are taken outside of the school district External credits are. limited to 6 0 total credits in high school and must be pre approved by the school of full time enrollment When a student attends. a CCSD school full time and earns credit at another school at the same time this is known as concurrent credit Beginning with. the 2018 2019 school year Dual Credit coursework is no longer considered external credit. SOURCE NAC 389 040,Internal Credit,Credit by Exam CBE.
Students can earn credit for courses in which they demonstrate mastery of course material CBE is not a credit retrieval option. To be eligible to take a CBE the student must not have previously been enrolled in the course and received a progress grade. Nevada Learning Academy NVLA offers a variety of options for CBE For more details please visit. www nvlearningacademy net,CBE Policies,Tests can only be taken for original credit. Tests can only be taken one time per course,CBE credits are considered internal credit. All exams are computer based and will be taken online. English courses require reading for the exam,CBEs are not considered Honors credit. Students must earn a 70 on the CBE to earn credit,Credits are posted as a P for passing. Failed tests are not posted to the student s transcript. Courses Available for CBE, Mathematics Pre Algebra Algebra I Algebra II Geometry.
Social Studies US Government US History World History. English Language Arts English 9 English 10 English 11 and English 12. Introduction to Computers 0 5 credits, World Languages CCSD Spanish I Spanish II The Spanish I Spanish II CBEs are CCSD developed exams that. include teacher scored speaking and writing components in addition to an online exam that will be computer graded. World Languages ACTFL Arabic Chinese French German Italian Japanese Korean Russian and more Foreign. Language exams except Spanish I II are offered through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign. Languages ACTFL,Dual Credit, A dual credit course is either taken at a local college university or at a CCSD school where both high school and college credit. are earned, Dual Credit Students take coursework outside of the normal school day from an accredited college university There is typically. a cost Students must complete a CCF 856 Dual Credit Application before enrolling in any dual credit coursework. Cooperative Agreement Dual Credit e g Jumpstart Students take a college level course at the school of full time enrollment. that is taught by an approved instructor There is typically a cost The CCF 856 Dual Credit Application is not needed for. programs with a formal cooperative agreement with CCSD. CTE College Credit Students complete state approved programs in CTE to earn postsecondary credit at no cost to the student. CTE College Credit is articulated credit the high school coursework aligns to postsecondary courses and the teacher of record. is a high school CTE teacher The CCF 856 Dual Credit Application is not needed Instead students complete a separate. application through the college of their choice e g CSN. To qualify for the CTE College Credit students must. Earn a 3 0 GPA in the CTE course sequence, pass the state end of program technical content assessment and. pass the state Workplace Readiness assessment for employability skills. Students that complete a CTE program of study according to the criteria are eligible to earn the CTE College Credit within three. years of graduating from high school and upon admission to the postsecondary institution The amount of credit is dependent. upon the state standards for each high school CTE program and how the standards align to the college courses for a certificate or. degree in a related career pathway, Honors Advanced Placement AP and International Baccalaureate IB.
The CCSD Honors AP and IB course offerings are designed to challenge students to enroll in more demanding and rigorous. coursework and to improve advanced academic achievement of students demonstrating accelerated educational potential. Mastery of AP and IB course content shall be determined by participation in the AP or IB examinations sponsored by the College. Board and International Baccalaureate Students are required to take the AP or IB examinations for each course. Parents or guardians may waive the testing requirement related to AP and IB by informing the school administration in writing. SOURCE CCSD Regulation 5127,High School Credit Taken in Middle School. Certain coursework taken in middle school grades 6 8 may be counted as credit required to graduate from high school Common. courses include but are not limited to,Computer Science and Applications. Algebra I Geometry Honors,Foreign Language,External Credit. External credits may be granted for coursework completed outside of the Clark County School District CCSD while a student. is enrolled in CCSD during the school year and over the summer A maximum of six 6 external credits can be applied toward. graduation from high school A maximum of three 3 external credits can be earned in the combined core areas of English. mathematics science and social studies, External credits in the following categories must be pre approved with supporting documentation by a student s school of full. time enrollment The school determines which supporting documentation is required and accepted Students may request the. External Credit Application CCF 850 from a school counselor. Community Service, 0 5 elective credit will be granted for volunteering 60 hours 1 0 credit for 120 hours of time at a school approved community.
agency 1 credit max,Online Correspondence Course, High school credit will be granted for high school coursework completed at accredited institutions. Educational Travel Credit, 0 5 elective credit will be granted for a 21 day educational trip tour 1 0 credit for 42 days Students are required to submit a log. with general descriptions of sites visited detailing items of interest the student s reactions and photographs of the student at the. sites A parent or guardian may sign logs for educational travel credit supporting documentation. Enrichment Program, Elective credit will be granted for successful completion of academically accelerated coursework at accredited institutions.

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