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Kingsburg Elementary Charter |  AR  6164.2  Instruction

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

Supplemental School Counseling Program for Students in Grades 7-8

A counselor shall review the academic and deportment record of each student in grades 7-8. The counselor shall also provide for an individualized review of each student's career goals and the available academic and career technical education opportunities and community and workplace experiences available that may support the pursuit of those goals. In addition, the counselor shall meet with each student and, if practicable, his/her parent/guardian to explain the records. At the meeting, the counselor shall also explain: (Education Code 52378)

1. The student's educational options

If such services are available to district students, the educational options discussed shall include college preparatory and career technical programs, including regional occupational centers and programs and any other available alternatives.

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

(cf. 6146.2 - Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

2. The coursework and academic progress needed for satisfactory completion of middle school and passage of the high school exit examination

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

3. The availability of career technical education

The Superintendent or designee shall identify students in grades 7 and 8 who: (Education Code 52378)

1. Are at risk of not graduating with the rest of their class

2. Are not earning credits at a rate that will enable them to pass the high school exit exam

3. Do not have sufficient training to allow them to fully engage in their chosen career

For these identified students, the district shall provide the following additional services:

1. List of Coursework and Experience:

For students in grade 7 who are deemed to be at the far below basic level in English language arts or mathematics pursuant to the California Standards Test administered in grade 6, the district shall provide a list of coursework and experience necessary to assist them to successfully transition to high school and to meet all graduation requirements, including passing the high school exit exam. (Education Code 52378)

For students in grade 7, the district shall provide a list of coursework and experience necessary to assist each student to begin to satisfy the curricular requirements for admission to UC and CSU. (Education Code 52378)

A copy of the list of coursework and experience shall be provided to the student and his/her parent/guardian. The list shall also be included in the student's cumulative record. (Education Code 52378)

2. Individual Conference: For students in grade 7 who are deemed to be at the far below basic level in English language arts or mathematics, as detailed in item #1 above, the district shall offer and schedule an individual conference with each student, his/her parent/guardian, and a school counselor. During the conference, the counselor shall apprise the student and his/parent guardian of the following: (Education Code 52378)

a. Consequences of not passing the high school exit exam

b. Available programs, courses, and career technical education options needed for satisfactory completion of middle or high school

c. The student's cumulative records and transcripts

d. The student's performance on standardized and diagnostic assessments

e. Information about postsecondary education and training

f. As applicable, the student's score on the English language arts or mathematics portion of the California Standards Test administered in grade 6


Beginning in grade 7, parents/guardians shall be notified at least once before career counseling and course selection so that they may participate in the counseling sessions and decisions. (Education Code 221.5)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)


No counselor shall unlawfully discriminate against any student. In addition, when exploring the possibility of careers and courses leading to such careers, counseling staff shall not differentiate career, vocational, or higher education opportunities on the basis of the sex of the student. (Education Code 221.5; 5 CCR 4930)

For appraising or counseling students, the district shall not use testing or other materials that permit or require impermissible or unlawful differential treatment of students. (5 CCR 4931)

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)


approved: December 12, 2006 Kingsburg, California

revised: February 21, 2012