Information provided here is for use when deciding the
curriculum and courses a student would like to choose. Every class offered at CRHS has a brief outline describing basic content, methodology,
requirements, and prerequisites (if required). Most courses are
yearlong classes. The following definitions will aid you in
understanding the material presented:
CRHS offers courses that meet all our graduation
requirements, college expectations and opportunities for acceleration.
Courses taken at another school may not be granted credit if the
course is offered at CRHS. Only if a student has attempted and failed a
course at another school will the student be permitted to take an equivalent
course at CRHS. If a student wishes to
accelerate beyond what is offered at CRHS prior approval must be first
Grades are based on a 4.0 scale with a semester grade of
“A” earning 4.0; grade of “B” earning a 3.0; grade of “C” earning a 2.0;
grade of “D” earning a 1.0; grade of “F” earning 0.
A student receives a Grade Point Average for one semester or more of work, based on the above mentioned point system.
Honors, AP and certain college courses will receive a
1 point GPA increase for only grades of A, B, or C. Grades of D or F
stand as earned. CRHS does not offer Honors, nor AP courses, however students wishing to enroll in such classes are encouraged to do so as a concurrent enrollment student at SLV High School or at Cabrillo College.
Letter grades on transcripts shall remain the same, but the numerical value for GPA will be increased by one point.
- All year-long courses must be completed in its
entirety to receive a weighted grade. If dropped at a semester the
student receives the grade earned.
- Transfer students from other high schools may be
granted a weighted GPA if the prior school granted a weighted GPA for a
specific class. No un-weighted grades will be recalculated.
- All online instruction must be pre-approved by the Supervising Teacher. No
course will be granted honors value simply because it is offered from a
college/university. Pre-approval will be required and the content must
be verified before it will be granted honors credit.
- College courses taken to meet high school graduation requirements do not necessarily receive a weighted GPA value.
- Students wishing to apply college level courses to
meet graduation requirements may only enroll up to first semester 12th grade year. Upon completion of the college course students will
submit transcripts from the college for addition to the high school
- All college courses submitted to CRHS for high
school credit will be added to the transcript.
- College courses with a class number designation 1-9
will be granted a weighted grade. College courses labeled 10-99 will be
reviewed and only given a weighted grade if it is deemed an advanced
level course with a pre-requisite of a 1-9 level course. 100+ level
college courses will not be granted a weighted grade.
- College courses will be granted a maximum “cap” of 10 credits towards meeting high school graduation requirements.
- When determining eligibility for extra-curricular
activities weighted grades are not used only the letter grade will be
Classes may be changed the first two weeks of school for valid
reasons (inaccurate academic placement, schedule conflict, or adding
more classes to student’s schedule, or for work completed over the
NOTE: Schedule changes will not be made to accommodate request for
specific teachers or class period or to accommodate jobs or off campus
courses. Students need to schedule their outside activities outside the
regular school day beginning at 2:50 pm.
Students MUST remain in a class from which they are dropping,
withdrawing or pursuing a level change until the change is entered into
the school’s computer system and a printed copy of the new schedule
reflecting the requested change is received by the student.
Students attending Coast Redwood High School may, with the approval
of the Supervising Teacher, take community college-level courses
for credit. Up to 40 credits can be documented on the high school
transcript as concurrent enrollment credit.
If you receive an incomplete semester grade (I) you have two weeks in
which to make up the work. You should discuss the specific details with
the teacher of course and with your Supervising Teacher.
A 'Grade Change' form will be completed and returned to the Registrar
by the teacher. Any assignments, tests, finals, and exams not completed
within that two weeks will receive a zero (0) and the final grade for
the course will be calculated accordingly.
A class dropped during the first three weeks of a semester is deleted from the transcript and no grade is issued.
Dropping a course after the first three weeks will result in a
“Withdrawal F” for that semester. A grade of W-“F” is included in the
Exceptions to this rule are for the following reasons only:
1) inaccurate academic placement (example: placed in a math class
when you have not successfully completed a prerequisite level); or
2) for work completed over the summer (having successfully completed
a summer school course to allow you to move on to the next level).
To qualify for graduation and receive a diploma from
SLVUSD Charter School, a student must successfully complete 230
credits, perform 60 hours of community service, pass Math 1 and complete an exit portfolio.
SCHEDULING PROCEDURES & GUIDELINES
Freshmen and sophomores are expected to take five to six classes.
Juniors and seniors are required to take a
minimum of five classes.
One semester of completed course work earns five credits. Semester grades of “F” will not earn credits.
Courses in which the student received credit can not be
repeated for credit, except for the following exceptions: Student
Government, Yearbook, Band, Chorus, Teaching Assistant, and Work Experience.All courses are year long, with the exception
of Health, US History if not on a UC/State college track, US Government and Economics.
Course requests for the Fall Semester (of the
next year) are to be mailed to parents/students in the spring. Any adds
or drops should be made at that time. Parents must sign the 'Course
Request Form', whether there are any changes or not. This form should be
returned to the school as soon as possible.