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Waivers: Administrative Rule

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

All waivers expire July 1st of the indicated expiration date year.

Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Grade Algebra I
8th Grade Algebra II
8th Grade Geometry
2025
2025
2025
Credit by Exam Alegbra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Civics/Government Course Equivalency
Spanish I Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I Credit 2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I Credit
8th Biology Credit
8th English I Credit
8th Physical Science Credit
8th Spanish I Credit
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I Credit 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I Credit 2027
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I Credit 2026
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I Credit
8th Geometry Credit
2023
2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
8th Biology
8th Geography
8th Geometry
8th Government
8th Spanish I
8th Physical Science
8th US History
8th World History
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
Credit by Exam Physical Science Course Equivalency 2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
8th Biology
8th Chemistry
8th Geometry
8th World Geography
8th German I
8th German II
8th Latin I
8th Latin II
8th Spanish I
8th Spanish II
8th Spanish III
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
2027
Credit By Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Biology Course Equivalency
Chemistry Course Equivalency
Geography Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Government Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
Physics Course Equivalency
US History Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th English I
2023
2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
2024
2023
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Credit By Exam Spanish I Course Equivalency 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
8th Geometry
2023
2023
2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Art I
8th Computer Programming
8th Sculpture
2026
2026
2026
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
8th Physical Science
2027
2025
2025
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Certification Requirements Rule 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Health
8th World Geography
2025
2025
2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Health
8th Algebra I
2025
2026
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
2024
2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Physical Science
2027
2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Physical Science
8th Spanish I
8th World Geography
8th World History Modern
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
2026
2026
Credit By Exam 8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
8th Biology
8th Chemistry
8th Geography
8th Geometry
8th Government
8th Physical Science
8th Spanish I
8th US History
8th World History
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
2024
2026
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
8th English I
8th English II
8th Geometry
8th Physical Science
9th Social Studies
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
Credit By Exam Spanish I Course Equivalency 2023
Ed Permit rule 2026
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Health 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Physical Science
8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
8th Geometry
8th Health
8th World History
8th US History
2027
2027
2023
2023
2024
2023
2023
Credit by Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
2027
2027
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
8th Health
8th Lakota Language I
2025
2024
2024
2024
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
2023
2023
Credit By Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Biology Course Equivalency
Chemistry Course Equivalency
Geography Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Government Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
Physics Course Equivalency
Spanish I Course Equivalency
US History Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Career Explorations
8th Introduction to Architecture & Construction
2027
2027
2027
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Certification Requirement Rule 2024
Certification Requirement Rule 2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
Credit By Exam Pre-Algebra Course Equivalency
Algebra I Course Equivalency
Choir Course Equivalency
World Geography Course Equivalency
English I Course Equivalency
Health Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
Computer Applications Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
8th Choir
8th Computer Applications
8th English I
8th Health
8th Physical Science
8th Pre-Algebra
8th World Geography
8th World History
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
Credit By Exam Geometry Course Equivalency 2026
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Health Education
8th Algebra I
8th English I
2026
2025
2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
8th Physical Science
2025
2025
2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Civics
8th Spanish I
8th Algebra II
8th Geometry
2025
2026
2025
2024
2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2026
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
3rd Year POI (Plan of Intent) rule 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
2024
2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit By Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Biology Course Equivalency
Geography Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Government Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
Physics Course Equivalency
Spanish I Course Equivalency
US History Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th World History
8th Algebra I
2025
2027
Certification Requirements Rule 2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit By Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Biology Course Equivalency
Chemistry Course Equivalency
Geography Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Government Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
Physics Course Equivalency
Spanish I Course Equivalency
US History Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Algebra II
8th Biology
8th Chemistry
8th Geography
8th Geometry
8th Government
8th Physical Science
8th Physics
8th Spanish I
8th US History
8th World History
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Alegebra I 2025
Credit By Exam Integrated Math I Course Equivalency
Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Biology Course Equivalency
Geography Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
US Government Course Equivalency
US History I Course Equivalency
US History II Course Equivalency
US History III Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
English 9 Course Equivalency
Computer Applications I Course Equivalency
2023
2027
2027
2023
2023
2027
2027
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2027
2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th French I
8th Geometry
8th Spanish I
2023
2026
2023
2026
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
Certification Requirements rule 2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Natural Resources
8th Health
2026
2027
2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Spanish I
2023
2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Accelerated Algebra I
8th Accelerated Algebra II
8th Accelerated Geometry
8th Biology
8th Spanish I
8th Spanish II
8th Spanish III
8th Introduction to Arts
8th A/V Tech
8th CTE Academy Exploration
2025
2025
2025
2024
2024
2023
2023
2025
2025
2025
Credit By Exam Personal Finance Course Equivalency
Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Government Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
World Geography Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
Spanish I Course Equivalency
Spanish II Course Equivalency
2024
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2023
2026
2027
Certification Requirements Rule 2026
HS Unit Offerings Rule 2027
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
8th Physical Science
8th Algebra II
2023
2023
2023
2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Spanish I
8th Algebra I
2026
2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
Credit By Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency 2025
Certification Requirements rule 2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
2027
2027
Credit By Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Biology Course Equivalency
Chemistry Course Equivalency
Geography Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Government Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
Physics Course Equivalency
US History Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
Spanish I Course Equivalency
Spanish II Course Equivalency
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Band
8th Chorus
2024
2024
2024
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Physical Science
2027
2027
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Computer Science Essentials
8th Health
8th Music Appreciation
2024
2024
2026
2026
Credit By Exam Algebra I Course Equivalency
Algebra II Course Equivalency
Biology Course Equivalency
Chemistry Course Equivalency
Geography Course Equivalency
Geometry Course Equivalency
Government Course Equivalency
Physical Science Course Equivalency
Physics Course Equivalency
Spanish I Course Equivalency
US History Course Equivalency
World History Course Equivalency
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
3rd Year POI (Plan of Intent) rule 2023
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
Certification Requirements rule 2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Accelerated Geometry
2027
2023
Gen Ed Alt Cert rule 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Geometry
2024
2025
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2023
Long Term Substitue 2023
Long Term Substitue 2023
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2025
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Health 2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I 2024
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Health 2026
District holds no current waivers.
District holds no current waivers.
Waiver Type Specifics Expiration Date
Credit Before Grade 9 8th Algebra I
8th Career Explorations
8th Spanish I
2023
2023
2023
District holds no current waivers.
Application Forms for Waiver from ARSD

Electronic Submissions Only - Include:
  1. Completed waiver application,
  2. Copy of school board minutes showing waiver approval, and
  3. End of Waiver Term Report (if applicable)
Email to: doeaccred@state.sd.us
Please do not send waiver applications via USPS.


For questions relating to ARSD Waivers, email: doeaccred@state.sd.us
Read the Rules Governing Waivers