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Out-of-District Courses


During the 2018-19 school year, a committee of administrators, counselors, parents, students and school board members convened to identify ways that students might have more flexibility in meeting their graduation and college eligibility requirements. The committee researched practices in other districts, and prioritized discussion around students’ interests, academic/career goals, needs for flexibility, and social-emotional well-being.

The committee’s recommendations led to revisions to AR 6146.11, Alternative Credits Toward Graduation.  Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, high school students may take up to four out-of-district, UC-approved courses during their high school career.  Note that out-of-district courses will not receive extra grade weighting, and that principal approval must be obtained prior to the first day of class.  

Current 8th grade students who wish to take high school courses during the summer before their freshman year must obtain pre-approval from the high school that the student will attend in the fall. 

During Distance Learning, the approval process requires that you set up a meeting with Mr. Lam to discuss your request to take a course outside of the district.  You can book an appointment by returning to the main counseling page.