Important News from Counseling for Rolfe Students in High School Credit Courses

Information for Rolfe students in at least one high school credit class:

As you know, new learning will continue for students in these courses.  It is very important that students continue with their learning and complete the assigned modules in order to receive their credit for high school.  The information on the HCPS website states:

All other students (middle and high school) currently enrolled in a high-school credit-bearing course will engage in required* new learning experiences that will include essential missing content that would have been taught after March 13, 2020. This content will not be graded, however, there will be a denotation on the transcript that will be removed upon completion of the missing content/new learning modules.

*Students who are unable to complete the modules during this window will have another opportunity in the 2020-21 school year. Students enrolled in a course with an associated verified credit (e.g., related SOL) who need the associated verified credit to meet graduation requirements and have received the standard credit will be awarded a Locally Awarded Verified Credit (LAVC).

Between May 6th and June 12th, Students in high school credit courses will be asked to complete 4 assignments (one per week) for each high school credit class.  Assignments will be accessed through Schoology and teachers will be available for support during this time.  Each teacher will post their office hours on their Schoology pages should students need assistance with the new learning.

For courses that would have also had an end-of-the-year SOL test associated with the class (Algebra I, Geometry, Earth Science, and World History), students will receive credit for this test by completing the modules.  This will be listed as a Locally Awarded Verified Credit on the student transcript.

We do not want our students to miss out on this opportunity to get their credit.  A denotation on a transcript can affect the college admissions process and NCAA eligibility.  So while students who do not complete the modules this year will have an opportunity to do it next year, we strongly recommend students finish their work this year.

Additionally, Per the VA Standards of Accreditation, a middle school student has the option to expunge/remove a high school course (grade and associated credit) taken in middle school from his/her high school transcript. While the course and grade will remain on the middle school record, neither the course nor the credit will be placed on the high school transcript and the grade will not be included in the high school G.P.A. Please note: Once the course has been removed, it cannot be placed back on the transcript.

To pursue this option, please complete and submit the electronic “High School Credit Removal” form located on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by June 30, 2020 (the year in which the student attempted the course). Directions for accessing this form are in the link below. Requests submitted after this time will not be considered.  We encourage you to reach out to your school counselor with any questions and to discuss this option with your school counselor prior to making a final decision.

As a reminder, HCPS offers the following high school credit-bearing courses in middle school (this varies by school): Earth Science, Algebra I, Algebra II, PSCG Geometry, World History and Geography I, Art I Discovering Art, Independent Living, Technology Foundations, Exploring Computer Science, Introduction to Game Design & Coding, Digital Applications, Digital Media Art, 21st Century Inquiry and Leadership, Freshman Seminar, Academic & Personal Enrichment, Health/PE I, French I, Spanish I, Chinese I, French II, Spanish II, Chinese II, Foundations of Spanish Part B and Foundations of French Part B.

We know this is a lot of information.  Please feel free to reach out to an administrator, or your child’s school counselor, or Mrs. Jennifer Hubler with any questions.

High School Credit Removal Form Directions Link (Click Here).