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OUTSIDE COURSE POLICY AND PROGRAM INFORMATION 2010 – 2011 (NONREMEDIATION)

JCP students who want to take courses outside of Jones to accelerate the progression of classes and/or for enrichment must get the classes preapproved. Students will not get credit for outside courses if they are not preapproved.

As of 20092010, CPS has cancelled College Bridge and greatly reduced many enrichment programs. There are only a few outside courses that will be approved for you to take during the school year. If you are planning on taking an outside course during the summer and want to get credit, you must also follow this process.

  • 1.

    You must get the approval of your parent/guardian.

  • 2.

    You must get the permission of your counselor, who will determine whether or not an outside course is

appropriate given your graduation requirements, outside course program requirements, and if the course is necessary in the case that you are trying to accelerate.

3. If you want to accelerate in an area in which you plan to continue studies at JCP (i.e., taking an outside math class so that you can reach AP Calculus BC), you must get the permission of the department chair in the subject area in which you want to take the course. The chair will determine whether the course is appropriate or not given your current academic standing and whether it will prepare you well for the next step at Jones.

  • 4.

    You must get the permission of the Assistant Principal.

  • 5.

    After taking the course, it is your responsibility to secure an official transcript and/or grade report and

deliver copies to your counselor and the Director of Student Services. Keep an original for your records.

Use the attached form to obtain the abovementioned approvals. Any questions about this policy can be fielded by your counselor.

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