Senate Bill 311 requires that Ohio's plan for credit flexibility is provided to all high school students starting the 2010-2011 school year. Norton High School students will have a new opportunity to earn units of high school credits based on demonstration of subject area competency. This plan shifts the focus from "seat time" to performance. Students may earn credits by:
- Completing coursework;
- Testing out of or demonstrating mastery of course content;
- Pursuing one or more "educational options" (e.g., distance learning, educational travel, independent study, an internship, music, arts, after-school/tutorial program, community service or other engagement projects and sports).
Credit Flexibility is intended to motivate and increase student learning by allowing:
- Access to more learning resources, especially real-world experiences;
- Customization around individual students needs;
- Use of multiple measures of learning, especially those in which students demonstrate what they know and can do, apply their learning, or document by performance.
Monies and transportation costs associated with credit flexibility will be the responsibility of the student. Application forms are available in the high school guidance office. The application due date for the following school year is May 15. If you have any questions please contact Amy Olivieri, Director of Curriculum & Instruction ([email protected]), Ryan Shanor, High School Principal ([email protected]), or the School Counselors, Jessica Williams ([email protected]) and Tracey Colecchi ([email protected]).