604.07 – Dual Enrollment
If a home school student wants to participate in District programs they must dual enroll. Expectations for participation, attendance, and Board policies and procedures, will be the same as for regularly enrolled students. A student under dual enrollment must receive at least one-quarter of the student’s instruction by way of competent private instruction and no more than three-quarters by way of the District’s academic programs. This includes art, music, and physical education, as these classes are not considered extracurricular. It also does not include recess or lunch. A student under dual enrollment may also participate in any extracurricular activity offered by the District on the same basis as any regularly enrolled student. Regularly enrolled students who choose to change their status to home school cannot do so to avoid eligibility policies and guidelines for extracurricular activities. School mailings can be arranged with the school office or school counselor.
A dual-enrolled student may take post-secondary education courses according to District guidelines.
Honors and Awards
Home school and dual-enrolled students are not full-time students and, therefore, are not eligible to receive academic honors and awards. Home school students are eligible for extra-curricular letters and awards.
Access to Curriculum
The District shall provide available texts or supplemental instructional materials on the same basis as they are provided to enrolled students when a child is under dual enrollment. If a fee, such as a textbook or a towel rental fee, is charged to regularly enrolled students for participation in a class or extracurricular activity; that fee may also be charged to dual enrolled students on the same basis as it is charged to enrolled students, but only for the specific class or extracurricular activity.
Home school and dual-enrolled students are not full-time students and, therefore, are not eligible to receive a class ranking.
Legal References: Iowa Code Section 279.8, Chapter 299A 92007; 281 IAC 31; Department of Education Declaratory Ruling #33/#44; 281 IAC 31.5(4)(b)
Date of Adoption: January 19, 2009
Reviewed & Revised: March 21, 2016; June 17, 2019