Credit Flexibility Policy
Students at Ursuline Academy may participate in the Ohio Plan for Credit Flexibility designed to broaden the scope of curricular options available to students. Through these options students may pursue interests or needs through personally designed programs or courses offered outside Ursuline. However, to maintain the integrity of the Ursuline curriculum and the mission of the school, current students will be required to be present at Ursuline Academy for 5 of the 6 courses required each semester.
In order to receive credit at Ursuline Academy for such courses, a student must
- submit a Credit Flexibility Application to the Assistant Principal at the time that course selections are due in the year preceding the implementation year
- obtain school approval of the proposal
- demonstrate mastery in the proposed area of study at least one month prior to the last day of the semester/school year in which the course was proposed
The Credit Flexibility Application must include the following information:
- Name of student
- Date of request
- Signature of parent
- Counselor approval
- Description of proposed curriculum, measureable outcomes, and proposed methods of assessment.
The Assistant Principal will review the proposal with the assistance of the appropriate Department Coordinator or his/her delegate. The School may then accept, deny, or ask for revision to the proposal. If the plan is accepted or satisfactorily revised, the School will determine the credit value to be awarded upon completion.
A student may appeal the decision of the Assistant Principal to the Principal. The decision of the Principal is final. When the student completes the work and demonstrates mastery, credit will be posted to the Ursuline Academy transcript and the grade will be included in the student’s GPA.
Students who have been awarded high school credit for work completed in the 7th or 8th grade will be awarded Pass credit at Ursuline if appropriate mastery has been demonstrated in accordance with Ursuline Academy’s established curriculum.