Waiver Application Information
Grades 10, 11, and 12
The Las virgenes Unified School District, and our school, encourage all
students to take a challenging academic program. In an effort to
ensure a high caliber honors program, prerequisites have been
established to set admission criteria for these courses and to serve as
an indicator of the academic skills needed to succeed. These
prerequisites are outlined in our course catalog.
Recognizing that there may be some instances when students are close to
meeting prerequisites for a course and are highly motivated to enroll
in that course, the Las Virgenes Unified School District has adopted a
waiver procedure to take these facts into account.
Students who wish to appeal their placement despite non-fulfillment of
the prerequisites of a course may submit a waiver request. All
waiver requests are reviewed by the school's placement committee and
are handled on a case-by-case basis. Students will be advised of
the committee's decision in July. Parents retain the right to
appeal the decision of the waiver committee to the Las Virgenes Unified
School District's Assistant Superintendent of Education.
Students placed in honors classes will be expected to meet and maintain
the academic standards of the course. If, after enrollment, the
course content is determined by the student to be too difficult, he/she
may drop the honors course within the school's add/drop calendar
period. Should this occur, the semester grade will be a prorated
average of the grades in bot courses. After seven weeks, student requests to drop
may not be accommodated.
Please complete the Waiver
Application (in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format for printing) and submit
the application by the due date, May 19, 2008. Failure to submit
the application by this deadline may seriously jeopardize consideration
for this request.
If you do not take the Honors Placement Test, you are not eligible to
enter Honors English next year. If you choose, you may take the
placement test offered next spring for the following year.