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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—I 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.

E. Tutoring.

(1) Tutoring may be considered only after all the resources of the school system have been used fully and when it is determined that the best interests of the students are being served.

(2) If tutoring is recommended by the school and approved by the local school system for credit to be applied toward minimum graduation requirements, then the tutor, the program of study, and examination shall be provided by the local school system.

F. 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.

G. College Courses. Consistent with the payment requirement of Education Article, ยงยง 18-14A-04 and 18-14A-05, Annotated Code of Maryland,local school system policies and procedures and with prior approval of the local superintendent of schools or the superintendent's designee, credit toward high school graduation may be given for courses offered by accredited colleges.

H. 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.

I. 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.

(2) A student who would be eligible to graduate but for attaining credit in either English 12 or Algebra II 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) Credit toward high school graduation may be earned by middle school students if the following criteria are met:

(a) The student has taken a high school level course meeting the local school system curricular objectives; and

(b) The student passes an examination that assesses student demonstration of course objectives and the examination is equivalent in content coverage and rigor to examinations given to high school students for the course content area.

(4) The determination to allow high school credit by examination for middle school students shall be made by the local school system.

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