Anderson School District 1
Credit Recovery Courses
Credit recovery is defined as a course-specific, skill-based learning opportunity for students who have previously failed to master content or skills required to receive credit. The term "Credit Recovery" refers to a block of instruction that is less than the entirety of the course. Credit Recovery targets specific components or a subset of the standards to address deficiencies necessary for student proficiency in the overall course. The NCAA does not accept Credit Recovery courses for the purposes of awarding athletic scholarships. Any questions pertaining to credit recovery should be brought to each respective schools’ guidance department.
In Anderson One, students are required to complete an application in its entirety that must be signed by a parent/guardian. It is highly encouraged that the student, parent/guardian and guidance counselor complete the application in person so all information, implications and rules/procedures can be discussed and questions answered.
The following rules/procedures are implemented for the 2018-2019 school year regarding Credit Recovery Courses in Anderson 1:
- A student must present a transcript with a 50 (floor) grade to be eligible for Credit Recovery Courses; however, schools will review individuals who do not meet this criteria and determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
- Students can take up to 4 Credit Recovery Courses during one academic school year. There is no minimum/maximum number of courses a student can take throughout their 9 - 12 grade years.
- Credit Recovery courses taken during semester one or two must be completed within one academic school year. Any students taking Credit Recovery courses in a summer session must complete the coursework and receive a final grade by August 15. Those seniors who take a Credit Recovery course after the school’s graduation date for the spring term will be considered summer graduates and must also complete coursework by August 15.
- Edgenuity is the program used in Anderson One for Credit Recovery Courses. Teachers who facilitate Credit Recovery Courses throughout the district are provided with ongoing Professional Development opportunities.
- Credit recovery coursework is based on South Carolina standards for all courses and is aligned across courses in Anderson One.
Grades for Credit Recovery Coursework
The following procedures are followed regarding grades for coursework completed in Anderson One’s Credit Recovery Courses:
- The original failing grade will remain on the transcript as is. A new course starting with the appropriate activity code, grades scale designation, and unit marker will be entered on the student record (i.e., 3024CRCW English 1-CR.) The new credit recovery course will be marked “CR” at the end of the course title in the student information system.
- If a student passes the credit recovery course with a 60 or higher, the passing grade is entered as a “P” as the final grade and transcribed to the numerical grade value of “0”. Thus, the credit recovery course does not impact the student’s GPA. If a student fails the credit recovery course, the failing grade is entered as an “NP” as the final grade and transcribed to the numerical grade value of “0” as indicated by the addition of “NP” on the grade scale chart. Please visit The South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy for more information(https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/state-accountability/uniform-grading-policy/uniform-grading-policy-2-5-18/).
- A student wishing to modify his or her GPA shall repeat the full course for credit and not seek a credit recovery solution.
Cost for Credit Recovery Coursework
Anderson School District One does not charge a fee for students who take Credit Recovery Courses during the academic school year. A fee of $250.00 per class/$300.00 for two classes is charged to students who wish to take a Credit Recovery Course over the summer term. These fees may be waived for students who meet certain criteria (free/reduced lunch status).
Credit Recovery for Courses with End of Course Examinations (EOCEPs)
Students who are enrolled in courses requiring state end-of-course examinations must take the examinations and fulfill all requirements outlined in Regulation 43-262. Students will be allowed to take the examination only once, at the end of the regular course duration and not at the end of an extended period granted through the credit recovery option.
Content recovery is defined as a course-specific, skill-based learning opportunity for students who are still enrolled in the course with the original teacher of record assigned by the school. Content recovery allows students to retake a subset of the course including a single unit, more than one unit, or supplemental assignments/activities assigned and approved by a certified teacher as needed for student mastery of course content.
In Anderson One, Content Recovery/Concept Mastery is available is all high schools through Edgenuity. The following rules/procedures are implemented for Content Recovery:
- A student must score a 50 or below on a specific until for participation in the Content Recovery Program (Major Unit Assessments).
- Anderson One does not have a minimum or maximum number of Content Recovery opportunities for each student during each academic year.
- Information is posted and made available to students and parents/guardians about Content Recovery opportunities through each schools’ guidance department.
- Students must complete Content Recovery coursework before the close of the school year to receive credit (or end of the semester) depending on schedule of classes (year-long or semester).
- Grade-Upon satisfactory completion of all assigned work within the time allowed, the certified teacher shall include the recovered work into the final grade to arrive at a new grade for the course.
- Only the Teacher of Record has the authority to make the final grade change.
- There is no cost to students in Anderson One to participate in Content Recovery.