Academic Policies

Academic Policies

Schedule Changes

The Kellyville High School schedule change policy is reflective of the academic policies of Kellyville High School for the best interests of each student. The scheduling process is a planned and thorough procedure, implemented in the spring. Students, teachers, parents, counselors, the assistant principal, principal, and superintendent are involved in each student's schedule. Subsequent changes in the fall or spring term should be initiated only for legitimate reasons, i.e., needed graduation requirements, acceptance to Central Technology Center at Drumright or Sapulpa, or concurrent enrollment at Tulsa Community College. Students should not seek unwarranted schedule changes.  

The following are additional policies that will be enforced by the counseling staff.

 

  1. Schedule changes must normally be completed two weeks before classes begin each semester.
  2. Students will not be allowed to enter a class after the semester has begun due to a schedule change unless that change is recommended by a teacher, counselor, or administrator.
  3. Elective withdrawal from any class will rarely be granted and the student must first secure the approval of the Principal.
  4. Students should see the High School counselor for schedule changes.  
  5. Returning students who fail to complete a plan of study for the following school year will be scheduled into classes by the counselor.
  6. Students will have until May 2nd to make changes on the plan of study.   Changes recommended by a teacher, counselor, or administrator require that person’s signature showing the change is approved.


 




Academic Prerequisites

Departments set prerequisites for each course in order to ensure students have the necessary background and ability to successfully complete the course.  These prerequisites will be enforced.
 


Academic Level Changes

The enrollment process requires that teachers sign for students to be enrolled in a particular level of a class.  

If a teacher feels that a student has been misplaced once classes begin, a conference should be held with the student, teacher, parent(s), and counselor to determine the best course of action.  

If a parent requests a level change, a conference should be scheduled with the student, teacher, parent(s), and counselor.  

Students will not be taken out of a class and put in a different level without input from all parties concerned.
 


Dropping Term Classes at the Semester
Since the enrollment process is a thorough process that determines teaching assignments each year, students are discouraged from dropping classes.

Students requesting to do this must follow all procedures outlined for an elective schedule change including completing the change two weeks before the end of the semester.  

The process should include a conference with the student, teacher, counselors, and parent(s) at least one week before the beginning of the next term.


 


Academic Failures

Any student who fails a required course for graduation in a core area must repeat the course at Kellyville High School before the next course in sequence may be taken. Generally, students will be allowed one chance at repeating a course.

Failing a course for a second time will seriously jeopardize a student’s continued enrollment at Kellyville High School. Failure in an elective course will not automatically dictate a make-up course. The course would have to be repeated if it is a prerequisite for another course the student wishes to take or if the student would not meet the graduation requirements for electives.

Credit recovery courses taken outside Kellyville High School must have the approval of the high school counselor to be accepted to meet a core requirement. The original and repeated course grades appear on the transcript and both figure in the cumulative GPA.
 


Academic Course Credit

Credit is usually awarded at the end of each semester.
  1. A student who fails a semester class receives no credit and may need to repeat the course for graduation or sequential purposes.
  2. A student who fails the first half of a term course may be allowed to continue in that course ONLY upon the approval of the teacher and counselor. If the student passes the second half of the term course and the average of the two quarters is 60% or higher, the student will be awarded one half credit.  However, the failure from the first half of the course remains on the report card.
  3. A student who continues in the term course and passes the second half but does not average at least 60% will receive  no credit for the  semester.
  4. A student who passes first semester but fails second semester will receive credit for the first semester only.
  5. In both of these latter two cases (#3 and #4), the student may need to repeat an entire course if it is required for graduation or sequential purposes.  Students will NOT be allowed to repeat half of a term course without the approval of the high school counselor.
  6. Students who fail the first two quarters of an Advanced Placement course will be removed from the course.  They will not be allowed to repeat the course.
 



Advanced Placement (AP) Course Requirements

Kellyville High School offers a number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and encourages qualified students to take the opportunity to experience the rigor of the college-level classes.  Research has shown that participation in the AP program while in high school gives the student an edge in college and that students who successfully complete AP classes in high school are more likely to complete a college degree.  However, these courses are difficult and fast-paced.  Students must be prepared to complete one or two hours of homework each night for EACH AP class.  Therefore, students should carefully consider their abilities and outside commitments before enrolling in an AP class.

The following are additional requirements that are in place at Kellyville High School regarding AP classes:
  1. Courses designated as AP courses conform to the course guidelines set forth in AP Course Descriptions prepared by the College Board.
  2. Because AP courses represent college-level work, students desiring to enroll in AP courses must be recommended by the respective department through a selection process.
  3. Students enrolled in AP courses are not required to take the AP test.
  4. A student who enrolls in an AP course the exam fee (for each exam) charged by the College Board is paid by Kellyville Schools.
  5. If a student fails an Advanced Placement class, it will be noted on the transcript.
  6. Awarding college credit is contingent upon the student's score and the individual college's policies. It is the student's responsibility to determine what each college's policies are regarding Advanced Placement credit.
 



Academic Policy Quality Grade Point System


Kellyville High School offers a quality point system which takes into account the individual abilities of students in reference to particular areas of learning. Since students vary in their abilities and interests, a program of study has been established to provide different levels of difficulty for the same subject. The level of difficulty in a course is dependent upon the demands of the course as determined by a particular department. A grade in a course that places high demands upon a student would not be counted as equivalent to the same grade earned in a similar course which makes normal demands.

The following is the system used to reflect these differences:

Advanced Placement:
A = 6 points  B = 5 points  C = 4 points  D = 1 point F = 0

OSSM Classes: Advanced Placement:
A = 5.5 points  B = 4.5 points  C = 3.5 points D = 1 point F = 0

Honor Classes:
A = 5 points  B = 4 points  C = 3 points  D = 1 point  F = 0

Regular Classes:
A = 4 points  B = 3 points  C = 2 points  D = 1 points  F = 0
Office Assistants receive a grade and it is awarded credit but is NOT counted toward graduation credits.