How to determine KTL course credit (2008-2009)

All academic core courses in grades 9-12 are taken for a letter grade and are worth 5 credits per semester. This means they should require 5 or more hours per week of work whether they are done in class or through independent study. This includes English, math, science, history, visual and performing arts CLASSES (not logs), and foreign language. Note that foreign language may be taken on Rosetta Stone but it should say ONLINE in the title. This is because the University of California only accepts online foreign language as ELECTIVES, not as a-g classes.


Course
Evidence
Credits
Type of Grade

Academic Courses (KTL)
Class instructor or IS teacher assignment sheet, samples and grade
5
Letter

Academic Courses (College)
UC transfer = honors course

College transcript and samples
1.5-10
Letter

Rosetta Stone Language (Must say ONLINE in title)
Printout from site
1 unit per 15 hours
Letter

Teacher Assistant/KTL Work Study
Supervisor Evaluation
2.5
P/F

WORK EXPERIENCE
Documents/LOGS
5
P/F*

PE
LOGS
5
P/F*

MUSIC
LOGS
2.5
P/F*

Elective Courses with textbooks (Nutrition, Clothing, etc)
Class instructor or IS teacher samples and grade
2.5, 5
Letter

Health
IS teacher samples and grade
2.5
Letter

Driver’s Ed
Online printout
2.5
Letter

CAHSEE Prep
Class instructor or IS teacher samples and grade
2.5
P/F

Academic Intervention
(as assigned)

Class instructor or IS teacher samples and grade
2.5, 5
P/F

Decathlon (Spring Only)
LOGS
2.5
P/F

Senior Seminar
Class instructor or IS teacher samples and grade
2.5
P/F

Photography
Class instructor or IS teacher samples and grade
5
Letter

Yearbook (Spring Only)
Class instructor or IS teacher samples and grade
2.5
P/F
*Credits for some electives may be letter grade or PASS/FAIL. If you have the basis for evaluation such as tests and assignments, you may grant a letter grade. If you have only a log, please use PASS/FAIL.

Number of credits assigned is dependent upon hours per week spent (5 hours per week is a 5 credit course for high school). An online class, such as Rosetta Stone is based on 15 hours per one credit. The grade is based on the Rosetta Stone printout.)

Music is worth 2.5 credits unless the student has evidence of meeting CA VAPA standards. A letter grade should include an evaluation from a coach, director, college instructor, etc.

College course credit for high school students follows a specific formula. Up to 3 credits, triple the value (a two credit college course = 6 high school credits). For three and beyond, the course is worth 10 credits. If it is a UC-transferable course it is an HONORS course and earns an extra GPA point. This is a UC policy.
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