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Course Placement

Course Placement

The following requirements and best practices pertain to the process of a placing students in appropriate coursework.
 

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Awarding Credits (District Level)

Preschool to Postsecondary Education Alignment

C.R.S. 22-7-1015, Title 22. Education, Article 7. Educational Accountability, part 10. Preschool To Postsecondary Education Alignment
 

Summary of Impact

Districts are given explicit authority to NOT base their courses or means of awarding course credits on Carnegie units and to instead choose to base the awarding of course credits on “a student's demonstration of attainment of the standards addressed by the course.
 

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • IKF, Graduation Requirements
       

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Career and Technical Education

Carl D. Perkins Career And Technical Education Act Of 2006


Summary of Impact

This act is a principle source of federal funding for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs. View specific district and school requirements.

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Charter Schools

Charter Schools

C.R.S. 22-30.5-117, Title 22: Education, Article 30.5: Charter Schools
 

Summary of Impact

If a student attending a charter school in the twelfth grade is identified as being at-risk for not being prepared to graduate high school ready for postsecondary, the school could enroll the student in one or more basic skills courses at an institution of higher education through the Concurrent Enrollment program.

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Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act

C.R.S. 22-35-104, Title 22: Education, Article 35: Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act
 

Summary of Impact

    1. Each district should annually notify all students and parents/guardians of the opportunity for concurrent enrollment by qualified students in postsecondary courses, including academic courses and career and technical education courses.
    2. To apply for concurrent enrollment, use the standard application form offered by the district.
    3. If a senior is retained for an additional year, the student should not enroll into more than 6 credit hours of postsecondary courses in any academic semester as a full-time student at the high school, or enroll more than 3 credit hours if registered as a part-time student.
    4. A student should only enroll into a course that counts toward a postsecondary degree or certificate program.

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • IHCDA, Concurrent Enrollment
    • IHCDA-R, Concurrent Enrollment (Procedures for students seeking to enroll in postsecondary courses)

Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act

C.R.S. 22-35-103 Title 22: Education, school Districts, Article 35: Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act
 

Summary of Impact

Any student younger than twenty-one years of age who is enrolled in high school can participate in the concurrent enrollment program to obtain credit from a local post-secondary institution.

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • IHCDA, Concurrent Enrollment
    • IHCDA-R, Concurrent Enrollment (Procedures for students seeking to enroll in postsecondary courses)

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English Language Proficiency

No Child Left Behind

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Subsection 3302, (No Child Left Behind)
 

Summary of Impact

The language proficiency exam must be administered within 30 days at the start of the school year for any student identified as a student whose first language is other than English and/or who is not proficient in English. If the student enrolls after the first 30 days of the school year, the student must be assessed within 2 weeks of arrival.

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • IHBEA, English Language Learners

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Homeschool

School Attendance Law of 1963

C.R.S. 22-33-104.5, Title 22: Education, School Districts, Article 33: School Attendance Law Of 1963
 

Summary of Impact

Any child who has participated in homeschool and enrolls in the public school may be tested for the purpose of placing the child in the proper grade and shall then be placed at the grade level deemed most appropriate by said school district, with the consent of the child's parent or legal guardian.

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • IHBG, Home Schooling
    • JGA* Assignment of New Students to Classes and Grade Levels

 

School Attendance Law of 1963

C.R.S. 22-33-104.5, Title 22. Education, School Districts, Article 33. School Attendance Law Of 1963
 

Summary of Impact

The school district shall accept the transcripts for credit from the homeschool educational program for the student who has enrolled into a public school who has previously participated in homeschool; except that the school district may reject such transcripts if the school district administers testing to such child and the testing does not verify the accuracy of the transcripts.

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • JGA* Assignment of New Students to Classes and Grade Levels

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Migrant Mexican Youth

Migrant Mexican Youth

Annex IV to the Memorandum of Understanding on Education between the Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of the United States of America
 

Summary of Impact

The major focus of the Binational Initiative is to develop, revise and promote the use of the Transfer Document. The student needs to provide a transfer document when he/she returns to the U.S. The Binational Program can retrieve student’s grades through a request for transcripts form that has been developed by the Binational Program and has been accepted by the U.S. and Mexico’s Binational Initiative.

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Student Athletes

Student Athletes

NCAA, Student Athlete Requirements for College Participation in Sports
 

Summary of Impact

There are specific requirements for student athletes to be eligible to participate in collegiate level sports. Please refer to the NCAA Eligibility Center when planning schedules for student athletes. It is important to meet these requirements if the student is seeking an athletic scholarship.

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • JJIB* Interscholastic Sports
    • JJJ* Extracurricular Activity Eligibility
    • JJJ-R* Extracurricular Activity Eligibility — Regulation
       

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Youth in Foster Care

School District Boards - Powers And Duties

C.R.S. 22-32-138, Title 22. Education, School Districts, Article 32. School District Boards - Powers And Duties
 

Summary of Impact

When a student in an out-of-home placement transfers from one school to another school, the sending school shall certify to the receiving school or school district the course work that the student has fully or partially completed while enrolled at the school. The receiving school or school district shall accept the student's certified course work and the course work certified by previous schools in which the student was enrolled, as reflected in the student's records, as if it had been completed at the receiving school. The receiving school or school district should apply all of the student's certified course work toward completion of current grade level and towards graduation. The receiving school or school district may award elective credit for any portion of the student's certified course work that is not aligned with the curriculum of the receiving school or school district.

CASB Sample Policies Affected

    • JF-R, Admission and Denial of Admission (Procedures for Students in Out-of-Home Placements)

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