Windsor High School abides by the Colorado Department of Education’s Home School Law (22-33- 104.5) http://www.cde.state.co.us/choice/homeschool_law.htm.
Additional guidelines for home-based educational programs are listed below.
- Students receiving home-based instruction must register with the Weld RE-4 District Office at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the school year.
- Students may take appropriate district and/or state assessments on the district’s schedule. A copy of that schedule can be obtained annually from the Superintendent’s Office. The PLAN test and the PSAT test are available on a space available basis. Students receiving home- based instruction may not take the state ACT test.
- The curriculum of any given grade/course may be provided upon request. This will consist of a copy of the district curriculum and/or district standards and benchmarks. If textbooks are available, copies may be distributed upon request after a deposit for the replacement of the book is made. Books will need to be returned by the end of the school year in order to receive a deposit refund.
- Any student who plans to transfer to Windsor High School from a home-based educational program must register with the district prior to beginning public school instruction. When registration materials have been completed and the other required documents have been received, the parent and student must meet with the Principal and/or Counselor to review requirements for admission and the determination of credits.
- Documentation from home-based educational programs will be required to receive credits toward graduation from Windsor High School. The student must submit a transcript that reflects or has been converted to indicate class time requirements for the courses that are comparable to the guidelines for the awarding of credit (60 hours per 0.5 semester credit).
- Parents may request that the Principal or Counselor meet with them and the student to notify and explain the placement and/or the acceptance or denial of credits that the student was granted. The Principal may require the student to take a subject assessment in order to determine grade placement and the acceptance of credits.
- Grades for courses accepted for credit by Windsor High School from home-based educational programs will be recorded as “PS” (pass) for the transfer of credit.
- Students will receive no more than 9.0 credits for a year of full-time study.
- Students will only be included in class rankings during the semester that they attend Windsor High School as a full-time student.
- Grade point average (G.P.A.) will be calculated only for courses from an accredited institution.
- Students who enroll in Windsor High School from home-based educational programs and wish to receive a Windsor High School diploma will need to enroll as a full-time student for a minimum of two consecutive semesters during the senior year in order to be eligible to graduate and receive a diploma. Students must register for a minimum of six courses each semester in order to be a full-time student.
- Students cannot be considered for valedictorian or salutatorian unless all graduation requirements are met at an accredited institution and the students have attended Windsor High School as a full-time student during their senior year.
- Students enrolling from home-based educational programs will be subject to Windsor High School and Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) rules and regulations for athletics and activities eligibility.
- Students can enroll in courses or participate in other programs in the school district while participating in home-based educational programs. Students who wish to take courses at Windsor High School while receiving home-based instruction must register for a minimum of 2 (two) courses per semester. They must follow all building and district guidelines for these classes or programs. Students are eligible for awards and recognition in these courses or programs. Windsor High School eligibility requirements for extra-curricular activities apply. The supervisor of the home-based educational program or non-accredited school or program must provide documentation as needed to verify the student’s eligibility. This documentation is to be provided on a weekly basis. Students in home-based educational programs are not allowed to participate in outside activities or programs which do not have a direct correlation to the academic or extra-curricular programs that they participate in (dances, socials, field trips not directly related to the course or program to which they are enrolled, etc.).
- Students may not enroll at Windsor High School if the student is already enrolled at an accredited online school.