Administrative Rule Waivers

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.

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

Application Forms for Waiver from ARSD
Waiver Application – Generic
Waiver Application – Plan of Intent (Teacher)
Waiver Application - High School Credit Before Grade Nine
Waiver Application – Credit by Equivalency Exam
Waiver Application- Non-Certified Administrator Request


For questions relating to ARSD Waivers, email:
Read the Rules Governing Waivers