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Brown County Schools Student Transfer Information
I. THE POLICY
It is the policy of Brown County Schools to
enroll students from other public and private schools including home
schools according to administrative procedures as outlined below. Brown
County Schools has the responsibility to do
everything possible to insure that all students are properly placed
academically in regard to grade level and to meeting the requirements
for a high school diploma as prescribed by the Board of School Trustees.
Upon enrolling students, parents will be informed of the corporation
policies and procedures on attendance, behavior, and communication that
help to maintain academic progress.
II. DEFINITION OF ACCREDITED
A school will be considered accredited if it is accredited by the
Indiana State Board of Education , or in the case of a school outside of
Indiana, by the equivalent governmental agency in that jurisdiction.
III. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
If the transferring student is from an "accredited" school,
grades and credits earned shall be considered equivalent to grades and
credits earned in Brown County Schools.
Determination of the application of courses at the transferring school
to course or courses of study requirements at Brown County Schools shall be made by the school's principal
within ten (10) days after receipt of adequate information from the
transferring school. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian
to obtain all information necessary for the proper academic evaluation
and placement of the transferring student. Accepted transferred grades
will be considered in high school class ranking.
If the transferring student is from a "non-accredited"
school (including a home school), grades and credits earned shall be
evaluated on the basis of substantial equivalency to course or courses
of study offered by Brown County Schools. It is
the responsibility of the parent or guardian to obtain and/or provide
adequate information on which to base a decision concerning substantial
equivalency from the transferring school. The determination of
substantial equivalency shall be made by the school's principal by the
end of the first full semester of student attendance.
In determining substantial equivalency for high school
credits, the Principal of the Brown County High School/Designee shall
The degree of similarity between subject matter and educational
objectives of the course at the transferring school and the equivalent
course at Brown County High School, and
The degree to which the similar educational objectives were achieved
by the transferring student.
In determining grade-level placement for K-8, the
transferring student will initially be placed at an age-appropriate
grade level unless the parent requests a lower grade level. After a
period of assessment by the school and the parent(s), a final
determination of grade-level placement will be made.
The principal of the school may require written evaluation
taken from a selection of assessments which may include standardized
tests or teacher constructed written or oral tests to assist in
determining grade placement and/or credit. Assessments will be
administered under the auspices of the enrolling principal, and he/she
may use these results to determine proper placement. No grades will be
entered on the transcript or considered for class ranking from
non-accredited schools. All high school courses meeting the criteria for
credit will be given a grade of "P" (Pass) and transcripts will denote
Students from non-accredited schools who are going to
receive academic awards and class ranking must be enrolled full-time for
four (4) consecutive semesters.
IV. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
Any appeal from any determination concerning academic placement of a
student may be directed first to the Superintendent and then, if need
be, to the Board of School Trustees. The appeal must show, in writing,
that the facts do not support the determination of the school's
principal or that the recommended academic placement is not in the best
interests of the child and school corporation.