In compliance with Senate Bill 311, the Oak Hills Local School District will offer students the opportunity to earn high school credit(s) through a credit flexibility program beginning with the 2010-2011 school year. “Credit flex” shifts the focus from evaluating student learning based on “seat time” to assessing students’ demonstrated academic and skill level or performance.
With “Credit Flex,” students will have options to show what they know, earn credit(s), and move on to higher-order content. Credit flex provides a wide range of options for teaching and learning, particularly for helping students learn and practice 21st century skills. It should be especially useful in providing rich learning opportunities for students whose interests (and /or performance) extend beyond the regular curriculum.
Students interested in learning more about credit flexibility options should contact their guidance counselor for details. It is important to note that there are specific guidelines and timelines that have been established and must be followed in order to be considered for participation in the Oak Hills Local Schools’ credit flexibility program. Students choosing to pursue credit through credit flexibility should review these guidelines carefully.