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The Governing Board recognizes that high-quality supplemental instructional programs can motivate and support students to attain grade-level academic standards, overcome academic deficiencies, and/or acquire critical skills. The district shall offer programs of direct, systematic, and intensive supplemental instruction to meet student educational needs. Supplemental instruction may be used to assist the district in meeting its goals for student achievement and shall be offered in accordance with law.

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan

(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

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

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Success Teams)

Supplemental instruction may be offered during and outside the regular school day, including during the summer, before school, after school, on Saturday, and/or during intersessions. When supplemental instruction is being offered during the regular school day, it shall not supplant the student's instruction in the core curriculum areas or physical education.

(cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)

(cf. 6111 - School Calendar)

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)

(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)

(cf. 6177 - Summer Learning Programs)

As appropriate, supplemental instruction may be provided through a classroom setting, individual or small group instruction, technology-based instruction, and/or an arrangement with a community or other external service provider.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

When determined to be necessary by the principal or designee, a student may be required to participate in supplemental instruction outside the regular school day. In such cases, written parent/guardian consent shall be obtained for the student's participation.

Supplemental instruction shall be offered to:

1. Students in grade 2-8 who have been retained or recommended for retention at their current grade level (Education Code 37252.2, 48070.5)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

2. Eligible students from low-income families whenever the district or a district school receiving federal Title I funds has been identified by the California Department of Education for program improvement for two or more consecutive years (20 USC 6316)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

In addition, supplemental instruction may be offered to:

1. Students who are identified as being at risk for retention based on state assessment results, grades or other indicators.

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

2. Students who demonstrate academic deficiencies that may jeopardize their attainment of academic standards

(cf. 6142.6 - Visual and Performing Arts Education)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6142.92 - Mathematics Instruction)

(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)

(cf. 6142.94 - History-Social Science Instruction)

Legal Reference:


37200-37202 School calendar

37223 Weekend classes

37252-37254.1 Supplemental instruction, summer school

42238.01-42238.07 Local control funding formula

46100 Length of school day

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention

48200 Compulsory education

48985 Translation of notices

51210-51212 Courses of study, elementary schools

51220-51228 Courses of study, secondary schools

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

60603 Definitions, core curriculum areas

60640-60649 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress


11470-11472 Summer school


6316 Program improvement schools and districts

Management Resources:


Supplemental Educational Services, January 14, 2009

Creating Strong Supplemental Educational Services Programs, May 2004



California Department of Education:

U.S. Department of Education:


adopted: August 25, 2016 San Carlos, California