Option Two

Option Two (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1(a)ii of the high school graduation requirements allows local school districts to design and or approve educational experiences that serve as an alternative to traditional instruction and provide meaningful learning experiences that support student achievement of the NJCCCS and State Standards.

For the 2016-2017 school year, courses may be taken for credit through Option II only under one of the following three scenarios:

  1. The student failed the course and must remediate to recover credit.
  2. The student wishes to fulfill the state's financial literacy graduation requirement by taking Personal Finance with an approved online provider.
  3. The student wishes to fulfill state requirement for visual and performing arts or 21st-century life and careers.

Option II courses cannot be used to fulfill a graduation requirement in English, history, math, science, world language, physical education and health.

All courses must be approved prior to enrolling. Students may not apply for Option II after they have completed a course. Students will be responsible for sending an official transcript confirming the successful completion of the approved course to the Guidance Office. The name of the course, pass/fail grade, and appropriate credits will be recorded on the WHRHS transcript. The grade will not count toward the student’s GPA.

Courses taken prior to the official start of a student’s freshman year (September 1) will not appear on the WHRHS transcript under any circumstances.