Waiver Process & Earn In Policy
Students currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade may be eligible to apply for a maximum of two waivers per academic year into an Honors or Advanced Placement course provided that they meet one of the following criteria:
- be in an Honors class but not receive teacher recommendation for the next level Honors/Advanced Placement course and have a minimum cumulative grade of C+ at the time of recommendation, including 1st and 2nd marking periods and midterm exam (Sl) and maintain that C+ average for the F1 grade.
- be in a ‘CPE’ (Enriched) class without being recommended for the Honors/Advanced Placement level and have a minimum cumulative grade of B+ at the time of recommendation, including 1st and 2nd marking periods and midterm exam (Sl) and maintain that B+ average for the F1 grade..
- be in an Honors/Advanced Placement class, be recommended to move on to the next level course but receive a final grade of C or lower. That student will be counseled either to exit the honors/advanced placement level or to sign a waiver to remain in the honors/advanced placement class.
Note: since students may only apply for a maximum of two (2) waivers per year, if a student falls into this category and has already signed waivers for two other classes, he/she must withdraw a waiver previously submitted and the schedule will be changed accordingly.
In the event of limited space in the class, recommended students will have priority over waiver students for enrollment.
NOTE: The student and parent must attend a mandatory meeting conducted by the subject supervisor(s) of the specific department in which the waiver is being sought. The waiver meeting dates will be on March 20, 2017 at NV Demarest and on March 21, 2017 at NV Old Tappan. (Dates subject to change)
Students considering use of a waiver should maintain the required average throughout the year. Students who do not qualify at the time of the waiver but who are still interested in challenging themselves to seek a higher level should reach out to the supervisors to discuss options. Waiver consideration can be reviewed by supervisors at the end of the academic year.
For a student to remain at an academic level:
- Teacher recommendation is not required for a student to remain in a specific academic level if the student achieves and maintains an 80 (B-) in that academic level.
- Teacher will indicate that the student has ‘earned in’ to the present level in the recommendation comment area.
For a student to ‘move up’ to a higher academic level (From ‘CP’ to ‘CPE’ (Enriched) or from ‘CPE’ (Enriched) to Honors (or the sequential AP):
- Teacher recommendation is not required for a student to ‘move up’ an academic level if student achieves and maintains a 95 in the present academic level
- Teacher will indicate that the student has ‘earned in’ to the higher level in the recommendation comment area.