This policy addresses the admission of students to SVSU schools from non-public, learning situations:
Non-public, learning situations are defined as:
- Institutions providing elementary or secondary programs which are nottax supported by the state in which they operate;
- Institutions providing a correspondence program for home use;
- Study Programs under parental or other direction in the home or other environments, generally considered “home study”;
- Other programs not offering a recognizable structure or evaluation system similar to those provided by the Vermont Public School Approval and/or the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
It is the policy of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, Bennington School District, Inc., Mount Anthony Union School District, North Bennington Graded School District, Pownal School District, Shaftsbury School District, and Woodford School District Boards of Directors to give these students the opportunity to continue their education in SVSU schools in the most appropriate placement. To determine appropriate placement, an evaluation process may be necessary, in which case procedures in the accompanying Administrative Regulations shall be followed under the direction of the building principal.
Nothing in this policy shall be construed to alter or nullify school district responsibility under federal and state law with respect to students with disabilities.
EVALUATION OF STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM NON-(PUBLIC), LEARNING INSTITUTIONS
Administrative Regulations/Procedures for Policy #6383
- For academic courses, an SVSU testing instrument will be administered scored and evaluated by an appropriate professional as determined by the principal or his/her designee..
- At the secondary level for courses involving activities and participation in group performance, an administrative team appointed by the building principal will evaluate by:
a. audition, and/or
b. testing and/or
c. examination of portfolio or object(s) produced by the student and/or
d. interviews and/or
e. any combination of the above.
The results of the administrative team’s evaluation will include:
Recommended placement for courses;
Certification of specific course work for which the student shall be given transcript credit; (Course or courses that are accepted by the appropriate SVSU school will receive the grade earned; courses found unacceptable will not be recorded in the transcript file);
Grades earned will be counted in the student's Grade Point Average.