2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide

P a g e | 9  POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION CLASSES (PSEO) PSEO classes are open to students that are juniors or seniors, or sophomores labeled as Talented and Gifted. Students must also be proficient in the most recent Iowa Assessment test in Science, Math, and English. Students may only access courses in this program that are not comparable to those offered by LCHS. Students accessing this coursework under this program in the summer will pay for the cost of that programming and will be limited to a maximum of seven credit hours from the postsecondary institution per summer session. Postsecondary institutions cannot charge students in the program for tuition, textbooks, materials, or fees related to the course unless the students are required to purchase equipment that becomes the property of the student. Students will be limited to two PSEO classes each semester. GREAT START ONLINE CLASS GUIDELINES Great Start classes are an opportunity open to students who wish to enroll in online courses through Western Iowa Tech. The purpose is to expand the scope of offerings available to our students and provide students the opportunity to experience online learning prior to graduation. Opportunities are regulated by Great Start guidelines, board policy 603.7 “Virtual/Online Courses”, board policy 605.4 “Graduation Requirements”, and LCHS attendance requirements. Students applying to take online classes shall obtain permission from the high school administration before being allowed to enroll in an online class as pursuant to board policy 603.7 “Virtual/Online Courses.” Students are responsible for registering for their online classes through the LCHS guidance office. Students under the age of 18 are responsible for acquiring a parent’s signature. The student is expected to use all textbooks in an appropriate manner, and return them in excellent condition. If not, the student will be charged for the book(s). Students must register for semester one classes prior to summer vacation. Students must register for semester two classes prior to Christmas break. COURSE AVAILABILITY In order for a class to run, the course must have a sufficient number of registrants. If there is insufficient interest in a particular course, the course will not be offered during the upcoming school year. ADDING & DROPPING A COURSE Students will be allowed to add a class within the first 5 days of a semester. If a student has seven classes, dropping a class will be allowed within the first 10 days of the semester. NORMAL COURSE LOAD To maintain status as a full-time student, each semester every student is required to have 6 credits, as well as a PE course during one of the trimesters of the year. FAILING REQUIRED SUBJECTS Students who fail required subjects should consult with their counselor. Credit may be received in the following year, in summer school, or through the Individual Learning Center, pending principal approval.