Credit Flexibility

About the Credit Flexibility Option

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Do You…

  • Work well independently? Are you highly motivated to plan and complete your own learning without direct involvement or instruction from a teacher -OR-

  • Want to pursue career interests outside of the traditional schedule and classroom offerings at Lakota high schools?

How It Works...

  • Credit Flexibility is available to students with high school standing to earn graduation credits through alternative methods outside of their regularly scheduled high school classes.

  • Credit Flexibility options are generated and planned by students according to the provisions and process outlined in the Lakota Credit Flexibility Handbook and Application.

  • Students can earn credit by:

- Taking an online secondary course.

- Testing out of a course by showing mastery of content.

- Developing an individual plan to include an internship/field experience, community service, educational travel, or other independent study.

Click here for a district-approved list of online providers.

All Credit Flex options must be generated and planned by students according to the provisions and process outlined in the Lakota Flexibility Handbook and Application.



Application Process

Students who are interested in applying for Credit Flexibility credit can submit their applications to their counselors at any time during the school year. Credit is not retroactive. Students must apply and be approved before beginning an online course or activity for Credit Flexibility. Applications cannot be submitted for work or activities already completed.

Any questions not addressed in the attached documents can be directed to your student's high school guidance counselor or Kim McGowan, Director of Federal Programs
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