6320: Students' Graduation

6320: Students' Graduation holly Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:11

Graduation from our schools indicates that students have satisfactorily completed the prescribed courses of study in accordance with their respective abilities to achieve and that they have satisfactorily passed any district level assessments, and examinations or other requirements set by the faculty. In addition, students shall have maintained a satisfactory record of citizenship during the students’ progression through the instructional program of the schools. 

The faculty will establish detailed requirements to agree with the school goals as adopted by the Board. It is expected that, insofar as possible, the faculty will apply measures of achievement to provide evidence that each student has progressed far enough toward school goals to warrant the student’s graduation according to the terms of this Policy. 

The principal of each school will arrange each spring for appropriate awards and recognition programs. Formal graduation exercises will be held for high school students meeting district requirements and will be coordinated between the high school administrators and the Superintendent. 

In accordance with the requirements of state law, a student who receives special education services under the 

Special Education Act and does not qualify for graduation may receive a certificate of attendance.

Date of Adoption
July 20, 1992
Date of Revision
May 17, 1999
July 31, 2000
June 4, 2007
July 7, 2008
Reaffirmed
July 6, 2009
November 1, 2010
October 21, 2013
August 20, 2018

6320.1: Students Requirements for Senior High School Graduation

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Students differ widely in interests, abilities and expectations. For this reason, the following are stated as minimums to allow flexibility in the planning of individual student programs. However, on the assumption that some elements should be shared in common by educated persons, these basic uniform requirements are established for graduation from the Millard Public Schools. In addition to specified credit requirements students must successfully meet District Assessment requirements and complete a Personal Learning Plan according to District requirements. 

I. Credits: A minimum of 230 credits is required for graduation.  Each student’s program shall include, but not be limited to, the programs and courses listed below and may be amended, revised, or deleted by the Board of Education as approved and published in the Millard Public Schools High School Curriculum Handbook and Registration Guide.

English credits graphic

Social Studies Credits

Math Credits

PE Credits
Additional Credits

 


A. A grade of four (4) or better must be maintained in any course used to fulfill graduation requirements. 

B. Electives courses are offered in the subject areas previously listed and in business education, world language, family & consumer sciences, industrial technology, art, drama, debate, journalism and music. 

C. In order to provide flexibility in such situations as transfers and special needs, waivers may be submitted by staff and approved by the principal. 

D. A student must complete credits as described herein in order to graduate and receive a diploma from the Millard Public Schools. 

E. A student must complete a Personal Learning Plan, meeting district requirements. 

II. Assessments: In addition to 230 credits required for graduation, students must also successfully meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments. 

III. Effect of Student Performance 

A. When a student has successfully met the Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness metric for each outcome: 

1. A notation shall be made in the student’s cumulative record. Such information will be communicated to parent(s)/guardian(s) in writing. 
 

2. Students who meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments have met an essential criterion for graduating from the Millard Public Schools. Upon successful completion of the required number of credits and Personal Learning Plan as defined by Policy 6320 and Rule 6320.1, students shall be eligible for a graduation diploma from the Millard Public Schools. 

B. If a student has not met the College and Career Readiness metric for a given Essential Learner Outcome of College and Career Readiness, the following shall occur: 

1. The school/district will initiate a consistent and collaborative problem solving and intervention model called Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). Records of problem solving and intervention strategies are required. 

2. Utilizing the MTSS problem solving process, school representatives will offer the student learning activities that address recognized Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness deficiencies. Learning activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

a. Differentiated/complementary instruction during regular classes (i.e., peer tutoring, needs groups, individualized instruction); 

b. Before or after school tutorials; 

c. Study hall tutorials; 

d. Change of interdisciplinary teams or level of instruction; 

e. Repeat of specific course(s) of study; 

f. Assignment to and attendance at specific class(es) designed to address deficiencies; 

g. Attendance at summer school; and/or 

h. Use of specific District identified interventions designed to support student achievement. 

3. If the student is verified with a disability the IEP Team may reconvene to review the problem solving and intervention strategies and to ensure that the IEP is written to assist the student in areas of weakness and that appropriate accommodations are in place. 

4. If the student has a 504 Accommodation Plan, the 504 Team may reconvene to review the problem solving and intervention strategies and to ensure that needed accommodations are in place in areas of weakness. 

5. If the student is identified as an English Language Learner (ELL), a school team responsible for planning the student’s academic program may reconvene to review the problem solving and intervention strategies and to ensure that needed accommodations are in place in areas of weakness. 

C. Procedures for high school students 

1. If a student has not met the College and Career Readiness metric for a given Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness as measured by the ACT® Assessment, the following shall occur: 

a. The problem solving and intervention strategies will be reviewed by a qualified team and, if necessary, redesigned. Students shall be referred to Building Problem Solving Team for identification of needs if not previously referred. 

b. The building will review the student’s results of Pre-ACT® Assessment. If the student has successfully met the Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness metric measured by Pre-ACT® Assessment for each outcome, then 

(i) A notation shall be made in the student’s cumulative record. Such information will be communicated to parent(s)/guardian(s) in writing. 

(ii) Students who meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments have met an essential criterion for graduating from the Millard Public Schools. Upon successful completion of the required number of credits and Personal Learning Plan as defined by Policy 6320 and Rule 6320.1, the students shall be eligible for a graduation diploma from the Millard Public Schools. 

c. Students may submit additional ACT® results for consideration in meeting the College and Career Ready metrics from testing occasions for which they have independently registered. 

2. If after review of the student’s results of Pre-ACT® Assessment a student has not met the college and Career Readiness metric for a given Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness, the following shall occur: 

a. The problem solving and intervention strategies will be reviewed by a qualified team and, if necessary, redesigned. Students shall be referred to Building Problem Solving Team for identification of needs if not previously referred. 

b. The building will review the student’s results of Nebraska State Accountability Tests. If the student has successfully met the Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness metric measured by Nebraska State Accountability Tests for each outcome, then 

(i) A notation shall be made in the student’s cumulative record. Such information will be communicated to parent(s)/guardian(s) in writing. 

(ii) Students who meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments have met an essential criterion for graduating from the Millard Public Schools. Upon successful completion of the required number of credits and Personal Learning Plan as defined by Policy 6320 and Rule 6320.1, the students shall be eligible for a graduation diploma from the Millard Public Schools. 

3. If after review of the student’s results of Nebraska State Accountability Tests a student has not met the College and Career Readiness metric for the Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness, the following shall occur: 

a. The problem solving and intervention strategies will be reviewed by a qualified team and, if necessary, redesigned. Students shall be referred to Building Problem Solving Team for identification of needs if not previously referred. 

b. The building will review and administer locally-developed Essential Learner Outcome assessments. If the student has successfully met the Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness metric measured by locally-developed ELO assessments for each outcome, then 

(i) A notation shall be made in the student’s cumulative record. Such information will be communicated to parent(s)/guardian(s) in writing. 

(ii) Students who meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments have met an essential criterion for graduating from the Millard Public Schools. Upon successful completion of the required number of credits and Personal Learning Plan as defined by Policy 6320 and Rule 6320.1, the students shall be eligible for a graduation diploma from the Millard Public Schools. 

(iii) The student shall be retested using the appropriate Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessment. Students shall be given the opportunity to be retested multiple times until the requisite College and Career Readiness metric is achieved. Students shall be given notice of the opportunities for retesting. 

4. The student will be considered ineligible for a diploma from the Millard Public Schools until such time that the requisite College and Career Readiness metrics are achieved for high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments. 

5. If the student is verified with a disability or has a 504 Accommodation Plan, then the IEP or 504 Team will reconvene to review the education plan and may consider lowering the College and Career Readiness metric requirement as part of the IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan. The student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) shall be notified and shall also be advised of the effect of lowering the College and Career Readiness metric. 

a. Applications for approval of lowered College and Career Readiness metric requirements may be submitted by the student’s IEP or 504 Team to the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for consideration and where appropriate, approval. The Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or designee shall decide and respond to all such requests. 

b. If the lowered College and Career Readiness metric is approved, the student shall then be eligible to receive a graduation diploma with appropriate notation from the Millard Public Schools as provided in Rule 6320.1. 

D. Demonstration of Proficiency 

Additional opportunities are available to demonstrate student proficiency. 

After review of ACT® Assessment, Pre-ACT® Assessment, Nebraska State Accountability Tests, and one or more attempts on Essential Learner Outcome of College and Career Readiness locally-developed assessments without achieving the College and Career Readiness metric, students, under building supervision, shall participate in a process, as provided in the District’s Assessment Procedures, to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in reading, writing, or math. A student who successfully meets the standards and requirements of a Demonstration of Proficiency shall have met one of the essential criteria for graduating from the Millard Public Schools. Mechanisms by which students may demonstrate proficiency include: 

1. Performance portfolios comprised of District developed course assessment scores for reading, writing, and math. 

2. Approved Advanced Placement course grades of a “C” or higher or an approved AP exam score of a 2 or higher for an AP English course as evidence of Reading and Writing competency, or grades of a “C” or higher or an AP exam score of a 2 or higher for an AP mathematics exam. All AP courses and exams used for this purpose shall have been provided by and/or taken while enrolled in an accredited institution. 

3. Approved dual enrollment transferrable course grades as evidence of Reading, Writing, or Mathematics competencies e.g. the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Developmental Math Course. 

4. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) RIT score in high school Reading or Mathematics comparable to near College and Career Ready ACT score. 

IV. Student’s Right to Appeal 

A. Students who have not achieved the necessary high school College and Career Readiness metrics as approved by the Millard Board of Education may appeal the denial of a diploma. 

B. A student may appeal the denial of a diploma only on the grounds that the student’s failure to achieve the required cut score is due to: 

1. The failure of the District to provide a reasonable accommodation, which was previously requested by the student and denied by the District. 

2. The failure of the District to provide an alternate assessment or approve a demonstration of proficiency, which had been previously requested by the student and denied by the District. 

V. Procedures for Appeal 

A. Within seven (7) days after the receipt of the notice that the student failed to achieve the cut score or credits required for graduation from the Millard Public Schools, a written notice of appeal shall be served upon the Superintendent of the Millard Public Schools or his/her designee. Such appeal shall set forth all of the reasons for the appeal as provided herein and shall set forth the relief sought by the student, parent(s) or guardian(s). Such notice of appeal may also include any additional information, which is relevant to the appeal. 

B. Within seven (7) days after the receipt of the written notice of appeal and any supporting information relevant to the appeal, the Superintendent or designee shall consider and render a decision on the appeal based on whether the decision of the District was unreasonable. Such decision shall then be forwarded to the student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) advising the student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of the basis for the Superintendent’s or designee’s decision and the reasons therefore. 

C. Within seven (7) days after the receipt of the written notification from the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee, a written request may be made by the student, parent(s), or guardian(s) to the secretary of the Millard Board of Education or the Superintendent for a hearing before the Millard Board of Education or committee of the Board consisting of not less than two (2) or more than three (3) members to be held on the issue whether the decision of the Superintendent or his designee was unreasonable. 

D. Such hearing shall be held before the Millard Board of Education or committee within thirty (30) days of the date the request for hearing was received. If a hearing request before the Millard Board of Education is not received in a timely manner, the decision of the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee shall be final. 

E. The student, parent(s) and/or guardian(s) shall be advised at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the hearing before the Board and such notification shall set forth the date, time, and place for the hearing before the Millard Board of Education or committee. 

F. The parties may, by mutual written agreement, extend the time for hearing or final determination. 

G. The student, parent(s), and/or guardian(s) shall have the right to be represented by legal counsel and shall have the opportunity to present such evidence that is material to the issue or issues stated in the appeal. 

H. The hearing shall be conducted in closed session and in accordance with the student privacy laws unless the student, parent(s), and/or guardian(s) shall request, in writing, that the hearing be held in open session. Any formal action of the Millard Board of Education shall be taken in closed session unless such proceeding was requested by the student, parent(s), or guardian(s) to be held in open session. 

I. The decision of the Millard Board of Education or committee shall be by vote of a majority of the members of the Millard Board of Education and the Millard Board of Education shall reduce its findings and decision to writing and provide the written findings and decision to the student, parent(s), and/or guardian(s) within ten (10) days of the hearing. When conducting such proceedings, the Millard Board of Education or committee shall be exercising a judicial function and deciding a dispute of adjudicative facts. 

VI. Graduation 

Upon successful completion of the required credits, assessments and Personal Learning Plan, a student shall be eligible for a graduation diploma from the Millard Public Schools. 

VII. Annual Review 

This rule shall be reviewed annually by the Educational Services Division and the Department of Assessment, Research, and Evaluation and brought to the Board of Education when changes are necessary.

Date of Adoption
April 16, 2011
Date of Revision
Dec. 5, 1983
Dec. 17, 1990
May 17, 1999
Oct. 18, 1999
July 31, 2000
March 4, 2002
July 21, 2003
June 21, 2004
June 6, 2005
June 5, 2006
June 4, 2007
July 7, 2008
November 2, 2009
November 1, 2010
November 7, 2011
November 5, 2012
October 21, 2013
August 4, 2014
November 3, 2014
July 6, 2015
November 2, 2015
July 11, 2016
November 6, 2017
August 20, 2018
June 3, 2019
Reaffirmed
July 6, 2009

6320.2: Students Requirements for Senior High School Graduation - International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

6320.2: Students Requirements for Senior High School Graduation - International Baccalaureate Diploma Program holly Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:26

I. Credits: A minimum of 230 credits is required for graduation.

II. Assessments: In addition to 230 credits required for graduation, students must also successfully meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments. 

III. Personal Learning Plan: A student must complete a personal learning Plan (PLP), meeting district requirements.

IV. Each student’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) shall include the courses of study as outlined in Rule 6320.1 with such adjustments (additions or substitutions) to the programs and courses as listed below. Such adjustments are made to avoid duplication in the program of study required for IB DP students.

Millard Public Schools’ Graduation Requirement

International Baccalaureate Program Additions/Substitutions

   

English:  Selected Electives (5 credits)

Substitute IB English HL II (10 credits)

English:  Oral Communications (5 credits)

Substitute Imbedded Oral Assessments found in Language A, Language B, and Theory of Knowledge I & II requirements

Social Studies: United States History (10 credits)

Substitute IB History of the Americas HL II (10 credits)

Electives:  Human Resources Course Options

Add IB Theory of Knowledge I (maximum 5 credits)

Add IB Psychology SL (maximum 5 credits)

Science: Biology (10 credits)

Substitute IB Biology HL I (10 credits),

Add Introduction to IB Chemistry and Physics (10 credits),

IB Chemistry (10 credits), and  

IB Physics (10 credits) to course options

 

Health Education: Healthy Living will be available for enrollment during grades 9-12 for IB DP students. Students waived out of Healthy Living must pick an additional Human Resources course. The Theory of Knowledge I course can only meet the Human Resource Course 5 credit requirement. 


These adjustments are only applicable to students enrolled in the full International Baccalaureate Diploma program with intentions to test for and secure the IB Diploma.

Date of Adoption
April 16, 2011
Date of Revision
August 4, 2003
June 5, 2006
June 4, 2007
July 7, 2008
November 2, 2009
November 1, 2010
November 7, 2011
November 5, 2012
December 17, 2012
October 21, 2013
November 3, 2014
November 2, 2015
August 20, 2018
Reaffirmed
July 6, 2009

6320.3: Requirements for Senior High School Graduation - Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Program

6320.3: Requirements for Senior High School Graduation - Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Program holly Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:31

I. Credits: A minimum of 230 credits is required for graduation.

II. Assessments: In addition to 230 credits required for graduation, students must also successfully meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments.

III. Personal Learning Plan: A student must complete a Personal Learning Plan (PLP), meeting District requirements.

IV. Each student’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Program shall include the courses of study as outlined in Rule 6320.1 with such adjustments (additions or substitutions) to the programs and courses as listed below. Such adjustments are made to avoid duplication in the program of study required for AFJROTC students.

Millard Public Schools’ Graduation Requirement

AFJROTC Additions/Substitutions

   

Social Studies: World Geography (5 credits)

Substitute Cultural Studies:  An Introduction to Global Awareness (5 credits) - Cadet Year 1

Science: Elective (5 credits)

Add The Science of Flight: A Gateway to New Horizons (5 credits) as a science elective - Cadet Year 2

Physical Education: (5 credits)

Add Citizenship, Character, and Air Force Tradition

(5 credits) as one of three courses towards fulfilling the Physical Education Graduation Requirement - Cadet Year 1

Financial Literacy: Personal Finance (5 credits)

Substitute Life Skills and Career Opportunities

(5 credits) to fulfill Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement - Cadet Year 3/4



These adjustments are applicable to students enrolled in the AFJROTC Program during the corresponding academic year as Millard Public Schools’ courses are required and as applicable to the Cadet Year. Cadet Years equal the number of years within the AFJROTC Program and are not related to the grade level in high school (i.e., Cadet Year 1 could be a student in ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade).

All AFJROTC courses are required in the sequence outlined in the High School Curriculum Handbook and Registration Guide regardless of grade level when entering the AFJROTC Program and will count as elective credit if a student has already fulfilled a graduation requirement listed on the above chart.

Date of Adoption
July 11, 2016
Reaffirmed
August 20, 2018

6320.4: Transfer of High School Credits

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Transfer Credits are defined as any credit not earned at a Millard Public Schools high school. Millard Public Schools reserves the sole right to grant credit for work completed at or through other institutions according to the following conditions. 

I. Transfer Credits for New to Millard High School Enrollments 

A. As accredited schools, Millard high schools will accept transfer credits from AdvancED or State accredited schools in order to ensure appropriate academic placement of incoming students based on the following procedures. 

1. Transfer credits from accredited schools will be considered on a course by course basis and will be considered for approval by the high school principal or designee where the transferring student enrolls pending review of the official high school transcript. 

2. Transfer from non-accredited schools may be considered on a course by course basis on a pass-fail basis. 

3. Approval will be based upon course work completed that meets the following standards including, but not limited to: 

i. Length of enrollment in previous school setting(s), 

ii. Course content that meets or exceeds Nebraska State Standards and Millard Public Schools Standards and Indicators; 

iii. Successful completion of course requirements including receipt of a passing grade. 

B. Course grades, including weighted grades, from other school districts will be applied only as defined in Millard Public Schools policy and rule. 

C. Upon approval, courses will be placed on the Millard Public Schools transcript under the name of the credit awarding institution following the format for Millard Public Schools. 

II. Transfer Credits from International Schools 

A. The family or guardian enrolling the student is responsible for providing an official transcript in English from any non U.S. diploma awarding school. 

B. Transcripts from schools located outside of the United States will be evaluated in the same manner as internationally and nationally accredited public schools within the United States (AdvancedEd or State Accreditation). 

C. Transcripts from Department of Defense (DOD) schools located outside of the United States will be evaluated in the same manner as nationally accredited public schools within the United States (AdvancedEd or State Accreditation). 

D. International Baccalaureate (IB) classes will be evaluated in the same manner as nationally accredited public schools within the United States due to standardization of the curriculum. 

E. When course grades/credits are received from schools that lack a grade scale, a mark of credit or no credit will be applied. 

III. Transfer Credits for Summer School courses from AdvancED or State Accredited Schools for Students Currently Enrolled in Millard Public Schools must be Pre-Approved 

A. Students may seek approval to physically attend a Summer School program outside of Millard Public Schools due to: 

1. Being out of town for the summer months, 

2. Having a conflict with the Millard Public Schools summer school dates, or 

3. Courses needed are not available within Millard Public Schools summer sessions. 

B. Credit may be approved if the credit awarding institution and the course are pre-approved by the student’s counselor and the high school principal or designee. 

C. Currently enrolled high school students may earn summer school credits by physically attending courses offered by AdvancED or State Accredited High Schools during their ninth through twelfth grade years. 

D. Approval will be based upon course work completed that meets or exceeds the following standards including: 

1. Course content that meets or exceeds Nebraska State Standards and Millard Public Schools Standards and Indicators, 

2. The District approved course sequence of study as defined within the High School Curriculum Handbook and Registration Guide, 

3. Non duplication of previously earned courses and credits, 

4. Instructional time within a school setting which meets or exceeds Millard Public Schools summer school instructional minutes, 

5. Successful completion of course requirements including receipt of a passing grade. 

E. No more than a total of ten credits (one semester = 5 credits) per summer will be approved or accepted for summer school courses. The ten credit limit includes courses taken within Millard Public Schools Summer School and those outside of the District. 

F. Course grades, including weighted grades, from other school districts will be applied only as defined in Millard Public Schools policy and rule. 

G. Upon course completion, students will be responsible for having the credit granting school send an official transcript to the high school registrar. 

H. Upon receipt and verification of the official transcript, courses will be placed on the Millard Public Schools transcript under the name of the credit awarding school following the format for Millard Public Schools. 

I. Costs associated with these courses are the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian. 

IV. Transfer Credits from AdvancED or State Accredited High School On-line Classes for Currently Enrolled Fulltime Students s must be Pre-Approved 

A. Credit may be approved if the credit awarding institution and the course are pre-approved by the student’s high school counselor and the high school principal or designee. 

1. Courses may be taken for credit recovery or to expand learning opportunities. 

B. Currently enrolled high school students may earn up to a cumulative total of 20 credits (one semester = 5 credits) from AdvancED or State Accredited High School on-line classes. The cumulative total of 20 credits: 

1. May be earned during ninth through twelfth grade years, beginning no sooner than the summer prior to a student’s first semester of ninth grade, and 

2. May only be approved for 5 credits per semester. 

C. Approval will be based upon: 

1. Course content that meets or exceeds Nebraska State Standards and Millard Public Schools Standards and Indicators, 

2. The District approved course sequence of study as defined within the High School Curriculum Handbook and Registration Guide, 

3. Successful completion of course requirements including receipt of a passing grade, 

4. Non duplication of previously earned courses and credits. 

D. Credit that will not be approved through on-line courses include: 

1. Physical Education, Science lab courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science: Physics) or performing arts courses; 

2. Advanced Placement courses; 

3. International Baccalaureate courses. 

E. Upon course completion, students will be responsible for having the credit granting source send an official transcript to the high school registrar. Upon receipt and verification of the official transcript, courses will be placed on the Millard Public Schools transcript under the name of the credit awarding school following the format for Millard Public Schools. 

F. Costs associated with these courses are the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian. 

V. Partial Enrollment in Millard and Non-accredited Institutions 

A. At the time a student drops below 50% enrollment, a diploma intent form will be completed by the student to indicate if he or she intends to earn a Millard Public Schools diploma. 

B. For students who maintain a partial enrollment, Millard High Schools will accept transfer credits from AdvancedEd and State accredited schools and will consider credits from a non-accredited school on a course by course basis for up to 50% of credits required to earn a diploma from Millard Public Schools. 

C. All transfer students must fulfill Millard Public Schools requirements to earn a Millard diploma. 

VI. Transfer Credits through the University of Nebraska at Omaha must be Pre-Approved 

A. In rare circumstances, credit for post-secondary institution courses may be approved if pre- approved by the student’s counselor and the high school principal or designee. 

B. Courses eligible for consideration are limited to the area of Mathematics. 

C. Approval will be based upon: 

1. Completion of highest level available weighted mathematics courses prior to meeting the Millard Public School graduation credit requirement, 

2. Fulfilling, not exceeding, the 30 mathematics credit required for graduation, 

3. The ability to schedule the course in a manner that will not interfere with the completion of other Millard Public Schools graduation requirements. 

D. Upon course completion, students will be responsible for having the credit granting source send an official transcript to the high school registrar. 

E. Upon receipt and verification of the official transcript, the course will be placed on the Millard Public Schools transcript as a transfer course (TRN 999) in order to reflect the title of the college mathematics course. 

F. Costs for tuition and textbook(s) associated with these courses are the responsibility of the Millard Public Schools . 

G. Costs for and means of transportation are the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian. 

VII. Application Process for Transfer Credit for Students Currently Enrolled in Millard Public Schools 

A. The student completes a Millard Public Schools External Transfer Credit Application. 

B. The student attaches course description and/or syllabus (preferred) to the Application as well as a statement explaining the reasons for taking the course outside of a Millard Public Schools high school 

C. The student submits the Millard Public Schools External Transfer Credit Application to the high school principal 

D. The high school principal or designee begins the review process according to the criteria noted in the above associated section. 

E. Upon completion of review, the high school principal or designee communicates the findings to the student. 

F. A copy of the approved/disapproved Application is placed in the student’s cumulative folder. 

VIII. Appeal Process 

A. The student or parent(s) may submit a written appeal to the Director of Secondary Education within seven days of notification of non-approval. 

1. The appeal should identify extenuating circumstances for consideration. 

2. The Director of Secondary Education and the Director of Student Services will review the appeal, the original application, and supporting documentation within seven days after the receipt of the written appeal. 

3. The Director of Secondary Education will notify the student and parents of a decision. 

B. In the event the Directors do not approve the credit request, the student or parent(s) have the right to submit a written appeal to the Associate Superintendent for Educational Services within seven days of notification of non-approval by the Directors. 

1. The appeal should identify extenuating circumstances for consideration. 

2. The Associate Superintendent will review the written appeals, the original application, and supporting documentation within seven days after receipt. 

3. The Associate Superintendent will notify the student and parents of a decision.

Date of Adoption
October 21, 2013
Date of Revision
March 21, 2016
August 20, 2018

6320.5: Students' Certificate of Attendance Requirements

6320.5: Students' Certificate of Attendance Requirements holly Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:35

At the request of a parent or guardian, the District shall issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special education services under the Special Education Act, who has reached seventeen years of age, and who has not completed his or her individualized education plan. The District shall allow a student who receives a certificate of attendance under this Rule to participate in the high school graduation ceremony of such high school with students receiving high school diplomas. A student may receive only one certificate of attendance and may participate in only one graduation ceremony based on such certificate. The receipt of a certificate of attendance pursuant to this Rule shall not affect the District’s obligation to continue to provide special education services to a student receiving such certificate.

This Rule does not preclude a student from receiving a high school diploma by meeting the District’s graduation requirements pursuant to Neb. Stat. § 79-729 or in his or her individualized education plan or receiving a diploma of high school equivalency under Neb. Rev. Stat § 79-730 upon completing the requirements of such statute. The District may allow a student who has previously participated in a graduation ceremony based on a certificate of attendance to participate in an additional graduation ceremony when such student receives a high school diploma.

Date of Adoption
July 7, 2008
Date of Revision
July 11, 2016
Reaffirmed
July 6, 2009
October 21, 2013
August 20, 2018