High School Level Required Continuous Learning Information
We hope that this email finds you and your family well as we continue to develop structure and stability within this new normal. As we shared with you last Friday, beginning April 27, 2020, the Iowa City Community School District will engage in Required Continuous Learning for all students enrolled in high school credit-bearing courses. This includes all courses for 9th-12th grade students, and any younger student enrolled in a high school course such as Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Spanish I, French I, Earth and Space Science, or any other course that earns high school credit. For specific information regarding credit, grades, and course expectations for high school credit courses, please use this link. It is very important that all students in these courses read through the information so they are able to make informed decisions regarding their ability to earn high school credit.
Depending on the current grade that students have in their third-trimester high school credit class, several options are available. Each student needs to discuss these options with their family and make a decision for each course in which they are enrolled. A student can select different options for different courses. All grades for the third trimester will be updated on April 21, 2020, at 8:00 AM. Also on April 21, students will receive a survey to complete. It is necessary for each student to complete the survey indicating their plan for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Students and families should review the information provided in the link above and direct any questions to their school counselor or principal. Students with IEPs will be contacted by special education teachers to discuss the implications of each option as well.
Student Intent Form: https://iowacityschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6r6uSSKwWs2JP5H
All other junior high courses will continue in Voluntary Continuous Learning opportunities. Expectations for these courses at the junior high level will be very similar to those in the high school required course expectations with the exception of grading and attendance, neither of which can be part of a voluntary approach. Grades will not be awarded for junior high courses that do not earn high school credit. For specific information on junior high non-high school credit courses, please use this link.
If you have any questions regarding these courses, please reach out to your child's school counselor, teacher or principal. Please continue to take care and stay healthy. #ICCSDtogether