Despite the best laid plans, anyone can get off track. But,
students do have options and there is help available.
Through the DSBN’s Credit Recovery and Credit Rescue
initiatives, students can get the support they need to catch up on their
learning and get the credits they need to graduate.
Credit Recovery and Credit Rescue may be options for students who
have completed the course, but have not achieved a passing grade. In these
situations, the student, their parents, the Principal and teaching staff will
meet to determine the best way to support the student in meeting the curriculum
expectations and earning the necessary credits.
If available, the student can enroll in a remedial program (Learning
Strategies course) designed for a group of students with similar needs.
Credit Recovery is not intended to replace programs already in
existence; rather, it provides an in-school alternative. Through Credit
Recovery, students develop learning skills that will support them in the
regular classroom setting. Credit Recovery courses place an intensive focus on overall
curriculum expectations. The goal is to ensure that students meet curriculum
expectations and thus prepare themselves to move forward, successfully, along
their chosen program pathway.
Where possible, the student is allowed to repeat only the material
relating to the overall curricular expectations not achieved. The student may
choose to achieve these expectations in summer school, through independent
study, through an individualized remediation program, or through distance
education. The student’s work will be evaluated to determine whether the
expectations have been successfully completed.
The student may also decide to repeat the entire course.
If you have fallen
behind in your credits:
Talk to your to teacher to see if Credit Recovery or
Credit Rescue programs are right for you.
Click here to
read an example of how one student was able to catch up on her credits and
graduate on time thanks to the Credit Recovery program.