Our High School Program: An Overview
Our online high school program offers comprehensive instructional programs that meet the diverse educational needs of young adults. Our students have the opportunity to build their own educational plans through the use of individual learning plans, which help our students and parents select appropriate courses to support the exploration of various career opportunities. Take a look at an overview of our high school program.
In order to participate in any high school performance and or be eligible to participate in a sport or competitive activity, a student must have passed all courses the trimester prior to participation and must be enrolled in four subjects (excluding Driver’s Education). A special education student who is making adequate progress in meeting goals and objectives on the individualized education plan, as assessed by the teacher, will be academically eligible. (Admin. Reg. 503.4c)
All students are required to take a minimum of four courses plus PE each trimester. Students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency prior to enrolling in advanced level courses. Students should not enroll in more than 2 courses from the same curricular area in any given trimester.
Criteria for Retaking a Course
A student who passes a course may not repeat that course for credit unless stated in the course description and then only with instructor approval.
Second Grade Options
- Students may re-enroll in a course in which they received a “C” or lower grade.
- Students will not earn additional credit for completing the course a second time - no double credit.
- The second grade earned will appear on transcripts, replacing the previous grade.
- The student must comply with the behavioral, academic, and attendance expectations of the course.
- Students cannot request second-grade option in an area where they have already completed more advanced level work.
Early graduation is not encouraged because it generally provides only a minimum program; however, there are circumstances under which it is possible. Arrangements for early graduation should be made through the school counseling office during the previous term of the proposed year of graduation. Written application must be made to the student’s counselor, stating reasons for the request. No credit other than from regular high school courses may be used for early graduation.
Fee Waiver Policy
Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced lunch, the Family Investment Program (FIP), Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI), transportation assistance under open enrollment, or who are in foster care or are legally defined as homeless are eligible to have their student fees waived or partially waived. Forms are available in the Main Office.
To ensure students are progressing towards graduation, students who do not complete required courses and accumulate less than a minimum number of credits by the end of the school year will not be promoted to the next grade level. The grade classification follows:
Guidelines for Schedule Adjustments
Because students are responsible for accepting the course of study for which they register, they must plan very deliberately, always keeping in mind individual interests and post-high school plans. Any adjustments following the initial Course Selection Process in January are limited and will be based only on the following reasons:
- Computer error or imbalance of course sections.
- Failure in a prerequisite class.
- Teacher recommendation and/or request because of inappropriate level placement.
- Unavailability of a class.
- Class schedule that fails to meet minimum load requirements.
Requests for reasons other than those listed above are limited to extenuating circumstances and must have parent/guardian approval. Requests that would result in an imbalance in the section numbers of a course will NOT be approved.
A request may be made during the posted adjustment period. Students wanting to add, drop or adjust their schedule must see their counselor.
Requests for teacher change will not be granted except under extenuating circumstances. A teacher change form will need to be completed and turned in to the school counseling office. All requests will be reviewed by the Principal and will require a parent contact.
- All level change requests must be made by the 15th day of each trimester or at the trimester break. All requests made after this time must have administrative approval.
- The request to change will reflect input from the school counselor, course instructor, and must have parent approval.
- The student will be moved to a section meeting at the same period as the course dropped unless this section is filled or there is no section at that time. Capacity levels of classes will not be exceeded to grant the request.
- The student’s grade-in-progress will be transferred to the new class.
NCAA & NAIA Eligibility
Student-athletes interested in Division I or II collegiate athletics should go online to www.eligibilitycenter.org for a copy of the booklet NCAA Guidance for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. This booklet lists all academic, athletic, and scholarship requirements and allows student-athletes to set up accounts with the NCAA for registration purposes.
Student-athletes interested in playing NAIA sports should go online to www.playNAIA.org for information about NAIA academic and athletic requirements and registration. Students may see their counselor for additional assistance.
To learn more about student support for ICCSD Online, including special education, English language learning, and more, visit Student Supports.
Withdrawal from a Course
Students are encouraged to complete the courses they start; however, in the event a student wishes to withdraw from a course, the following guidelines will be used.
Day 1–15: Students may withdraw from a course. No notation will appear on the transcript.
Day 16 to three days after Parent/Teacher conferences: A student may withdraw from the course with parent permission. The transcript will reflect a “W” (withdrawn).
Three days after Parent/Teacher conferences to End of Trimester: A student may withdraw from the course with parent permission. The transcript will reflect an “F” (failing) grade.
Any student who makes a request to drop a course must have prior approval from his/her teacher, counselor, and parent/guardian.
In order to participate in any high school performance and or to be eligible to participate in a sport or competitive activity, a student must have passed all courses the trimester prior to participation and must be enrolled in four subjects (excluding Driver’s Education). A special education student who is making adequate progress in meeting goals and objectives on the individualized education plan, as assessed by the teacher, will be academically eligible.