A school district may apply for a waiver from an administrative rule governing school accreditation in order to implement an alternative plan to meet the administrative rule that will better meet local learning goals, enhance educational opportunities, promote equity, or increase accountability. The most common reason for applying for such a waiver is to offer a high school level course, taught by a high school certified teacher, to students below grade nine for high school graduation credit.
School districts may choose to use a state-created exam for End of Course and Course Equivalency Waivers for the following courses: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Physical Science, Spanish I, and Civics/Government.
Beginning Spring Semester 2016-2017, the SDDOE will collect learner outcome data annually from school districts that currently hold ARSD waiver(s) for high school credit.
|Current Approved Waivers|
|ARSD 24:43:02:08 Plan of Intent||ARSD 24:43:09:03 Certificate|
|ARSD 24:43:10:01 Instructional Staff||ARSD 24:43:11:01 Credit before Grade 9 / ARSD 24:43:11:09 Credit by Exam|
|ARSD 24:43:02:03 District Improvement Plan||ARSD 24:43:01:01 (53) Unit of Credit|
|ARSD 24:43:13:02 Non-Certified Administrator||ARSD 24:15:03:09 Lapsed certificate|
|Application Forms for Waiver from ARSD|
|Waiver Application – Generic|
|Waiver Application – Plan of Intent (Teacher - 3rd Year)|
|Waiver Application - High School Credit Before Grade Nine|
|Waiver Application – Credit by Equivalency Exam|
|Approval Request - Non-Certified Administrator|