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Policy 600.1 – Graduation Requirements

The Board of Education believes setting high expectations for students will enable them to increase their capacities and further prepare them for college and career. The Board of Education acknowledges and accepts its duty to implement core standards for instruction and graduation requirements as outlined in Utah state law

Policy 600.2 – Curriculum Adoption

The Board of Education recognizes the need for and value of a systematic, ongoing program of curriculum development and adoption. The design and implementation of the curriculum will be consistent with the Board’s adopted mission and applicable goals, state laws, and State Board of Education rules.

Policy 600.3 – College and Career Readiness (CCR) Plans

The Board of Education encourages course-taking patterns and programs of study to enable students to increase their academic capacity and further prepare for college and careers. To assist students, school counselors, teachers, and administrators in meeting these objectives the Board supports the development and use of student “plans for college and career readiness” (CCR Plan).

Policy 600.4 – School Year Calendar Development

The Superintendent (or his/her designee) shall be responsible for the preparation of school calendars. These calendars shall be prepared in accordance with guidelines established by the Utah State Board of Education and shall be approved by the Board.

Policy 600.5 – Sex Education Instruction

It is the primary responsibility of parents to provide sex education instruction for their children. It is the responsibility of the schools to provide supportive instruction which will complement the efforts of parents. The Board authorizes the District Administration to conduct sex education instruction, within the framework established by the State Board of Education and as approved by Canyons School District. The District will follow all provisions of state law when teaching any aspect of sex education instruction, including parent/guardian notification and prior written parental consent requirements.

Policy 600.6 – School Library Media Selection and Review

The policy of the Board of Education is to assure every student access to a library that offers a variety of materials to support classroom instruction, provides opportunities for research, and meets differing educational and recreational reading and interests. Students shall be encouraged to use library materials to expand their knowledge, understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the world in which they live.

Policy 600.8 – Homework

The Board endorses the concept of purposeful homework in recognition of the need for students to develop proper work and study habits, and in recognition of the fact that public education is a cooperative enterprise involving the school and the home. Responsibility for the development of homework objectives, guidelines, and procedures is delegated to the District Administration.

Policy 600.9 – Tests and Examinations

The Board recognizes the need of a group testing program to gain information for use in individual student planning and to help evaluate the instructional programs of the District. Therefore, the Board charges the Administration with establishing a District-wide group testing program.

Policy 600.10 – Remediation Classes for Core Courses

Utah Annotated Code §53A-13-104 requires school districts to offer remedial classes for students in grades 7-12. The Board delegates to the District Administration responsibility for devising and implementing an adequate system of remediation so that students can meet competency levels in all required core subject areas.

Policy 600.11 – Summer School

The Board of Education is committed to enabling students to increase their academic capacities and prepare for college and careers. The Board of Education recognizes school instructional programs offered outside the regular school year provide opportunities and benefits to students, including but not limited to: opportunities to accelerate programs of study; flexibility for scheduling courses; and acquiring original credit or credit retrieval.

Policy 600.12 – Advanced College Placement

Recognizing the need for greater articulation between high schools and colleges and the development of special academic classes which will challenge college-bound students, the Board authorizes District participation in Advanced Placement Programs. Advanced Placement classes shall be programmed in harmony with guidelines established by the Utah State Board of Education and The College Board.

Policy 600.13 – Student Retention and Acceleration

The Board of Education is committed to an educational program that offers opportunities for students to acquire skills for cognitive, academic, social, and emotional development. The Board of Education believes differentiated instruction provides for individual academic student needs as students remain with their own age peer group. However, the Board recognizes circumstances may exist where student retention or acceleration may be in the best interests of an individual student.

Policy 600.14 – Work-Based Learning

The Board supports work-based learning (WBL) programs for students. The Board recognizes responsibilities associated with placing students in work and community environments outside the school setting. The Board also recognizes that consistent practices throughout the Wasatch Front South CTE Region will encourage employers to participate in WBL experiences.

Policy 600.15 – Research Approval Process and Surveys

The Board encourages and supports research projects relating to the various functions of the District. The Board recognizes the value of current research data in the development of improved operational and instructional programs.

Policy 600.16 – Study of Controversial Issues

The Board holds that one of the fundamental purposes of education is to teach youth how to think and take a position when confronted with alternative choices. Therefore, schools have an obligation to allow students a forum for examination and discussion of controversial issues which arise in connection with the instructional program.

Policy 600.17 – Drama Production Selection Committee

The Board supports the concept that the students in the District are entitled to experience good dramatic productions. The Board recognizes that class and school drama productions are an extension of the state core curriculum as well as national standards, and enhance students’ understanding and interpretation of the world around them.

Policy 600.18 – Middle School Education Requirements

The Board of Education believes in setting high expectations for middle school students that will enable them to increase their capacities and further prepare them for high school, college and career. The Board of Education acknowledges and accepts its duty to implement core standards for instruction and graduation requirements as outlined in Utah state law

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