13A.03.02.11

.11 Alternatives for Structuring Programs.

A. Each local school system shall be permitted to develop alternative ways for individual or groups of students to fulfill graduation requirements.

B. An alternative plan may include a waiver of the fourth year enrollment requirement if all credit, assessments, and student service requirements are met and if the local superintendent of schools or designee determines that the waiver is in the best interest of the student.

C. Procedures for implementing these alternative programs leading to high school diplomas are as follows:

(1) Development and approval of a curricular plan which assures that the content of the specified credits is included and the standards for graduation are met pursuant to the requirements of this chapter with the plan containing a program description, performance requirements, and evaluation procedures; and

(2) The local superintendent of schools is responsible for approving any plan and shall notify the State Superintendent of Schools once approval has been given.