Alternative Opportunities for Earning Credit—Credit Recovery and School Plus
I. Credit Recovery
High schools may offer a Credit Recovery Program according to the following guidelines:
- A credit recovery course should include a minimum of 12 hours of additional instruction beyond the initial course
- Credit recovery course numbers should be used for these courses.
- To qualify for enrollment in a credit recovery class, a student must have previously taken the standard, traditional course and should have earned a final grade within the range of 60-69%.
- Teachers should use previous performance data and pre-assessment data to guide instruction. (Exceptions to the grade range qualification must have Assistant Superintendent's approval.)
- Teachers must be certified in the content area in which they provide direct instruction. On-line instruction may be facilitated by a certified teacher with a content area teacher available for support, as need.
For successful completion of a credit recovery class, students must earn a score of 70 percent or higher on a cumulative exam (End of Course Assessment, district assessment and /or locally developed assessment).
*The End of Course Assessment must be administered in all EOC courses as designated by the Georgia Department of Education.
- Students who score 70% or above on the End of Course Assessment, district assessment and/or locally developed assessment will have an additional grade issued for the course on his or her transcript. No grade will be issued for students who score lower than 70%. The teacher should use the cumulative exam grade as the final grade in the credit recovery class.
NOTE: The NCAA does not recognize this credit recovery program for eligibility purposes.
II. School Plus
- School Plus is a program where students can earn credit through traditional classes that are taught over a full semester, as an extension of the student's schedule.
- All GCPS procedures for grading apply.
- Courses taught in the School Plus program should use the regular course number for the course being taught.
- Credits earned through courses taught in the School Plus program are accepted by the NCAA.
III. Earned Credits
- Students may earn no more than 2 total units of credit in any school year through Credit Recovery, School Plus, or any other programs offered through by/Gwinnett County Public Schools during the regular school year (excluding summer school). Exceptions must have Assistant Superintendent's approval.