Credit Flexibility

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About the Credit Flexibility Option

Do You…

  • Work well independently? Are you highly motivated to plan and complete your own learning without direct involvement or instruction from a teacher -OR-

  • Want to pursue career interests outside of the traditional schedule and classroom offerings at Lakota high schools?

How It Works...

  • Credit Flexibility is available to students with high school standing to earn graduation credits through alternative methods outside of their regularly scheduled high school classes.

  • Credit Flexibility options are generated and planned by students according to the provisions and process outlined in the Lakota Credit Flexibility Handbook and Application.

  • Students can earn credit by:

- Taking an online secondary course.

- Testing out of a course by showing mastery of content.

- Developing an individual plan to include an internship/field experience, community service, educational travel, or other independent study.

See link at right for list of approved online vendors.

All Credit Flex options must be generated and planned by students according to the provisions and process outlined in the Lakota Flexibility Handbook and Application.


Application Process

Students and parents/guardians must first review The Credit Flexibility Handbook prior to completing the application. Then, students who are interested in applying for Credit Flexibility can submit their applications at any time during the school year.  Credit is not retroactive. Students must apply and be approved before beginning an online course or activity for Credit Flexibility. Applications cannot be submitted for work or activities already completed.

Link to form here (form only available during the school year with last day of school deadline for online applications)

Any questions not addressed in the attached documents can be directed to your student's guidance counselor or Kim Melzer, Director of Federal Programs.