High School Credit and Attendance Recovery
St. Mary Parish offers a credit recovery program at each high school site called the Accelerated Student Academic Program (ASAP). Students in grades 9-12 who are academically behind and at risk of not graduating on time will be eligible for the ASAP program. An SBLC committee will be used to determine a student’s eligibility to be placed in ASAP. Student selection will be based upon age, academic need, graduation plan, or other documented extenuating circumstance that identifies the student as at-risk of dropping out. Students participating in the ASAP program will be held to all St. Mary Parish attendance and disciplinary policies. Students can earn only two (2) Carnegie credits per year in the ASAP program. Waivers to this provision may be appealed to the superintendent’s office in the event of extenuating circumstances.
Courses will be offered through Edgenuity Courseware in computer labs based at each school site. Academic Requirements are met by completing a prescriptive examination for the selected course which determines the needed modules (lessons) to be completed and then scoring a minimum of 67% on the course summative assessment. Upon successful completion of the academic and attendance requirements, the student will be assigned a letter grade based upon the overall cumulative grade earned in the course. The ASAP grade will not replace a failed grade, but will be averaged into the student’s GPA.
Students who exceed the allowable days to earn a Carnegie credit may make up the time in an attendance recovery program. Students needing more than seven (7) days of attendance recovery should be referred to the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) for the granting of additional recovery time.
Transportation may be available on selected days for either program. Students need should check with their school counselors for more information.