343.42 Youth Options (Takes effect at the beginning of the 200405 school year)
In accordance with State Statutes, the Plymouth Jt. School District will offer a Youth Options program wherein credits may be granted for interactive courses taken at institutions of higher education that meet graduation requirements.
Any 11th or 12th grade student may participate in the Youth Options program, provided they meet the following criteria:
Students are currently in good academic standing with a 3.2 GPA or better.
Students have no truancy on record.
Students have completed credit requirements to accord them junior or senior standing and are on track to graduate per credit requirements.
Students have exhibited positive behavior that contributes to the success of the high school community.
Students wishing to participate in the Youth Options program must meet with a school guidance counselor and complete the necessary forms in accordance with published timelines.
Any student who has participated in the Youth Options program for the previous semester and has failed a Youth Options course is ineligible for participating in the Youth Options program for the following two (2) semesters. When comparable courses are offered at the high school during the studentís high school career, participation will be at the studentís expense. If the student wishes to keep his/her books after completion of the class, they must pay for them themselves. Otherwise the school district will pay for the books, but those books must then be returned to the school upon completion of the course.
Twice a year, the high school principal shall approve courses offered in Youth Options. Courses approved in Youth Options will be approved for high school credits and will be included in the GPA and class rank.
Tuition and fees for approved courses will be paid by the Plymouth School District to the institution of higher education. Students will be limited to 18 credits over two years. The School District will be allowed to recoup the cost from the parent for any Youth Option course that a student fails. A parent or guardian is responsible for the studentís compliance with the compulsory school attendance law.
Legal Ref: Section 118.55 WI Statutes