13A.03.02.04

.04 Other Provisions for Earning Credit.

A. In addition to earning credits during the regular school day and year, credits may be earned, at the discretion of the local school system, through the means specified in §§B—H of this regulation.

B. Summer School.

(1) Each local school system may provide summer school programs for original and review credit as determined by the needs of students.

(2) Credit instruction shall meet the aggregate time requirements specified by the local school system.

(3) Consistent with local school system policy and procedure, credit may be given for acceptable summer study offered by approved public and nonpublic institutions in or outside of Maryland.

C. Evening School. A local school system may provide evening school programs for credit as an extension of the regular school day as determined by the needs of students.

D. Online Courses.

(1) Consistent with local school system policy and procedure, credit may be given for Department-approved online courses.

(2) If credit is to be applied toward minimum graduation requirements, the Department-approved online course shall be provided by the local school system or through a Maryland Higher Education Institution as part of dual enrollment, as set forth in Education Article, §18-14-01, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. Work Study Programs, Job Entry Training Programs, or Experience Outside the School.

(1) Consistent with local school system policy and procedure, actual time spent in work study, job entry training, or other experience may be counted for credit when identified as an integrated part of a planned study program.

(2) For work or experience outside the school which is approved and supervised by the local school system, not more than nine elective credits toward meeting graduation requirements may be granted to a student.

F. College Courses. Consistent with the payment requirement of Education Article, §§18-14A-04 and 18-14A-05, Annotated Code of Maryland, local school system policies and procedures prior approval of the local superintendent of schools or the superintendent’s designee, and aligned with the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards or an elective credit for graduation requirements, credit toward high school graduation shall be given for courses offered by accredited colleges.

G. Independent Study/Internship. Consistent with local school system policy and procedure, credit toward high school graduation may be earned for independent study or internships in which a student successfully demonstrates preestablished curricular objectives.

H. Credit Through Examination.

(1) Credit toward high school graduation may be earned by passing an examination that assesses student demonstration of local school system curricular objectives, which are based on the Maryland State Standards.

(2) A student who would be eligible to graduate but for attaining credit in English 12 may obtain that credit by taking a State-approved examination and achieving a passing score as defined by the Maryland State Department of Education.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a county board shall award credit to a middle school student for any course for which a high school student would be awarded credit if the middle school student meets the same requirements as the high school student.