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Correspondence Courses

Courses taken by students through New Brunswick Community College may be used for credit toward graduation under the conditions outlined in MD 17-07.

The following should be noted:

  • Principals approve a student’s enrollment in one of these courses on an individual basis.
  • Students enrolling in these courses to complete high school graduation requirements must obtain approval from their high school principal prior to enrolling in a course.
  • Students who enroll in courses to gain entrance to post secondary institutions should check with that institution to determine if the course meets the prerequisites for the particular program for which they plan to apply.

 

Minister's Directive
No. MD 01-07

Granting of Credit for Educational Activities Not Provided by a School Board

Supersedes Minister's Directive No. MD 95-04

Pursuant to section 8 and 52 of the School Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. S-2.1, I hereby issue the following Minister's Directive concerning Granting of Credit for Educational Activities Not Provided by a School Board:

  1. Parents of a student who participated in an approved home education program, a licensed private school program, or an approved correspondence program and who enrol the student in a public school are responsible for providing the student's academic record to the school principal.

  2. The placement of a student who enrols in a public school following participating in an approved home education program, a licensed private school program, or an approved correspondence program shall be decided by the school board, and results of achievement tests and other assessments may be used to determine the appropriate placement for the student.

  3.  

    1. A student who participated in a licensed private school program or an approved correspondence program and who plans to graduate from a public high school
      1. must obtain credit for the minimum number of credits required for high school graduation including credits for compulsory courses; and
      2. may be given credit for a maximum of seven grade 10 courses and seven grade 11 courses successfully completed through
        1. a licensed private school program, and/or
        2. an approved correspondence program.
    2. Notwithstanding subsection 3(1)(b), credit may not be given for more than a total of eight credits completed through a licensed private school program and/or an approved correspondence program in any time period equivalent to a school year.
  4. A student who is enrolled in a public school may be given credit for courses successfully completed through a correspondence program approved by the Department of Education provided that the student obtains authorization in writing from the principal of the school prior to enrolling in the correspondence program.

  5. A student who successfully completes courses or programs which are authorized by the Minister of Education but which are not offered by a school board shall be given credit on the basis of the transcript supplied to the public school by the educational organization. Organizations included in this category include the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority and the Government of Prince Edward Island.

  6. A student who successfully completes Provincial requirements for senior high school graduation (MD 99-01) is eligible to receive a high school graduation certificate from the Department of Education.

DATED at Charlottetown, October 26, 2001.

Jeffrey Lantz
Minister

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