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AP 224 - Credit Recovery


Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to earn an academic credit without repeating an entire course by completing additional work or resubmitting required work in a course that they have not successfully completed.  The strategy for Credit Recovery is individualized and may vary from student to student. 


1.  Credit Recovery is available for students enrolled in Grade 10, 11, and 12 courses.

2.  To be considered for the Credit Recovery option, students must have achieved a minimum mark of 30 per cent, or have an Incomplete in the course. 

3.  Attendance may be a consideration for Credit Recovery.

4.  A final mark record for the course to be recovered must have been submitted to the Ministry of Education to be eligible for Credit Recovery.

5.  A maximum of three credits per student may be recovered each year through the Credit Recovery process.

6.  It is recommended that students complete the required course work within 30 days of the course end date.  If additional time is required, the student’s Credit Recovery Plan will reflect this and be included with the Secondary Level Mark Correction form.

7.  The final mark a student receives in the Credit Recovery option is determined by the original teacher based upon the achievement of the student.  In the event the teacher is no longer employed at the school, the principal and Superintendent of Learning Services will determine the final mark in collaboration with an appointed supervising teacher.

8.  Students who withdraw from a course but continue to complete other courses in the school are not eligible for Credit Recovery in the course they withdrew from.  

Roles and Responsibilities
1.  Teacher
1.1.  Identify students who are eligible for Credit Recovery at the end of each semester.

1.1.1.  Submit eligible students’ marks to the school principal.

1.2.  Determine the outcomes to be recovered and the assessment plan for the final mark record using the AF 224 - Request for Credit Recovery - Teacher Plan.  
2.  Student 

2.1.  Apply for Credit Recovery in writing using the AF 224 -Request for Credit Recovery - Student Plan to the teacher and administrator within five (5) days of the course end date.  This allows for the teacher and administrator to identify the required outcomes that must be achieved and consider the approval of a Credit Recovery Plan.  
3.  Principal 

3.1.  Shall approve the Credit Recovery Plan.

3.2.  Shall authorize the final mark record change to the Ministry of Education (Secondary Level Mark Correction form).  Changes can be made directly through SDS within the 30 days.

3.3.  In the event the original teacher is no longer employed at the school, assign a supervising teacher to assess the course work detailed in the Credit Recovery Plan and obtain the Superintendent of Learning Services’ approval for the plan.

3.4.  Ensure the Credit Recovery Plan is retained within each student's cumulative file until three years after the student turns twenty-two (22) in accordance with AP 185 – Records Retention and Disposal.

4.  Horizon School Division 

4.1.  Approve the Request for Credit Recovery Plan.

4.2.  Ensure Credit Recovery mark changes are completed within the SDS by an authorized school official within 30 days of the original course end date, if possible.

4.3.  If a mark is changed after 30 days of the original course end date, complete and submit the Secondary Level Mark Correction form with supporting documentation and principal and Superintendent of Learning Services’ signatures to Ministry of Education – Student and Educator Services.   

4.4.  Exceptional circumstances require the authorization from the Superintendent of Student Services.  

The Education Act, 1995 Sections 3 (1), (2)(a)(b), 4 (1)(f)(g),  87 (1)(aa), 88 (1)(z) 
The Education Regulations, 2015 Sections 30, 31, 32 
The Registrar’s Handbook for School Administrators   
May 1, 2019