Section 6 - Instruction

  • Special Programs

    Policy 6:110

    Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program

    The Superintendent or designee shall develop, maintain, and supervise a program for students at risk of academic failure or dropping out of school. The program shall include education and support services addressing individual learning styles, career development, and social needs, and may include without limitation one or more of the following:

    • Parent-teacher conferences
    • Counseling services by social workers and/or guidance counselors
    • Counseling services by psychologists
    • Psychological testing
    • Truants’ alternative and optional education program
    • Alternative school placement
    • Community agency services
    • Alternative learning opportunities program, in conformity with the Alternative Learning Opportunities Law, as it may be amended from time to time
    • Graduation incentives program
    • Remediation program

    Any student who is below the age of 20 years is eligible to enroll in a graduation incentives program if he or she:

    1. Is considered a dropout according to State law;
    2. Has been suspended or expelled;
    3. Is pregnant or is a parent;
    4. Has been assessed as chemically dependent; or
    5. Is enrolled in a bilingual education or English Language Learners program.

    LEGAL REF.:         105 ILCS 5/2-3.41, 5/2-3.66, 5/10-20.9a, 5/13B, 5/26-2a, 5/26-13, 5/26-14, and 5/26-16.

    CROSS REF.:         6:280 (Grading and Promotion), 6:300 (Graduation Requirements), 7:70 (Attendance and Truancy)

    Adopted:                February 24, 2020