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New District Policy Regarding Correspondence Courses for Advancement

New Policy Notification: Correspondence Courses 

Applies to Summer School classes for Advancement


On February 20, 2018, the TUSD school board approved a new policy which limits the number of correspondence course credits (courses for advancement) that will apply towards graduation based upon the recommendation of the Correspondence Course Committee. This newly adopted policy will help to ensure TUSD graduates a balanced student who has participated in TUSD curriculum across all content areas. The TUSD school board policy allows students to earn up to 40 credits for advancement toward graduation through outside educational institutions over the four years. However, courses are limited to a maximum of 10 credits per academic discipline (English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, World Language, PE, Fine Art, etc.) if they will be applied towards graduation requirements.

Students who have previously taken 10 credits or more of correspondence coursework in an academic discipline prior to the February 20, 2018 policy change will have their credits intact, however, any additional correspondence coursework pursued must be completed in a different discipline.  Students considering correspondence coursework for advancement should set-up an appointment with their counselors to generate a 4-year plan that is tailored to their educational needs.

The attached “Correspondence Course Pre-Approval Request” form must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and counselor prior to a student enrolling in the off-campus course. Otherwise, the course will not be recorded on the high school transcript. 

Correspondence Course Preapproval Request

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