Course Challenge Policy
challenge is a provision that allows senior high school students to
challenge the expectations for a course by participating in a formal
assessment process, rather than taking the course. Course challenge is
for students who believe that they already possess the expected
knowledge, skills, and attitudes as defined by the Program of Studies
for a given course.
Course challenges are intended:
- to meet the diverse needs of students,
- to encourage students' ownership of their learning,
- to acknowledge the learning that students acquire in a variety of settings not necessarily limited to schools.
To begin the process, the student will obtain an application form from the subject Department Head to be signed by a parent or guardian and returned by the due date. The due date for course challenge is announced in the daily school announcements and written on the application form.