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NDC Disclaimers

The SRVUSD Personalized Learning Options provide students with much flexibility and choice.  Please be aware of the following when making choices about your program of study:

When you take a course outside of the district, the content curriculum may differ from same or similar courses offered within SRVUSD.  You may not learn all of the material that is covered in the SRVUSD course.  

In addition, at this time you may or may not be aware of the future colleges to which you might apply during your senior year.  However, you need to be able to make careful and informed decisions.  Please note that many private colleges do not permit students to earn dual credit for college courses taken while in high school.  For example, this means that if a student takes a transferrable course at DVC and elects to place that course/credits/grade onto her/his SRVUSD transcript, then the student attends a private college directly after high school, the student will not be awarded college credit for the course, and will need to retake the course in college.  Ultimately, it is a student's college application GPA that is factored into a college's admissions decision, not her/his high school transcript GPA. GPAs are recalculated by the college during the admissions process, according to the admission requirements for that particular school.  The college application GPA will include all college preparatory work completed at any accredited and approved institution, according to that college's admissions standards. 

 

Non-District Courses

srvusd students may choose to take a non-district course (ndc) for one, or more, of the following reasons:
  1. Advancement (to get into a higher level course in the following academic year)
  2. Enrichment (for personal interest; taking this course does not impact student's schedule for next year)
  3. Graduation Requirement Fulfillment (to replace taking a graduation requirement during the school year)
  4. Remediation (to earn a higher grade for a course in which a D or F was originally earned)
Special Admission Recommendation Form:

 While school offices are closed for the summer, an Educational Services Administrator will sign on behalf of the K-12 Principal/Counselor.   Please send an email to Tami Castelluccio in Educational Services to request a signature and attach the completed form or include the electronic link (Dynamic Forms) in the email.  All forms must have student and parent signatures.  Forms will be reviewed, signed and returned via email within 48 hours.   If you have any questions, please contact Tami at 925-552-2949.

SRVUSD Non-District Course Policy
  1. It is the responsibility of the student/family to ensure that the NDC/institution meets the following criteria:
    1. WASC/ASC accredited
    2. UC/CSU approved
    3. The institution provides a letter grade and academic credits for the course
    4. The institution provides an official transcript ("official academic record" or "official grade report" is not sufficient)
  2. Students wishing to remediate a grade of D or F may do so by enrolling in an equivalent NDC for high school credit. Both the original (SRVUSD) grade, as well as the remediated (NDC) grade, will appear on the SRVUSD transcript.
  3. Upon completion of the NDC, an official transcript showing course completion must be submitted to the Registrar at the student's high school. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution via mail, email or fax. Alternatively, students may hand-carry an official (sealed) transcript to the main office at their high school. Students who would like the NDC posted to their high school transcript must also submit an "Application to Place Non-District Coursework on the SRVUSD Transcript" form before the SRVUSD term deadline.
  4. During the academic year, students must be enrolled in a minimum of five classes at their SRVUSD high school. A NDC can be taken as a sixth or seventh course.
  5. Students are able to put up to 40 credits of non-SRVUSD coursework on their their high school transcript, but are limited to 20 credits per academic year, and 20 credits in any given subject area.
  6. Post-secondary courses of 1-2 credits will earn five credits on the SRVUSD transcript; post-secondary courses of 3+ credits will earn ten credits on the SRVUSD transcript.

           California High - Heidi Barker, hbarker@srvusd.net

           Dougherty Valley High - Kathleen O'Grady, kogrady@srvusd.net

           Monte Vista High - Sarah Sirota, ssirota@srvusd.net

           San Ramon Valley High - Barbara Murray, bmurray@srvusd.net

           Venture Independent Study - Kelly Estes, kestes@srvusd.net 

 

 

 


 

Non-District Course Intent Form

Click on the button below to submit your form, stating your intent to take a Non-District Course for Advancement, Enrichment, Graduation Requirement Fulfillment, Remediation. 

Summer advancement requests are closed.  The deadline was June 25, 2021.

Adding a Course to the SRVUSD Transcript 

Once a course is complete, students must request that it be added to their transcript via the application below.

ADDING A NON-DISTRICT COURSE TO AN SRVUSD TRANSCRIPT - Transcripts for courses taken outside of SRVUSD to be placed onto the student's SRVUSD transcript are due to the student's high school counseling office as follows:

  • By Friday, May 21, 2021 - for students wishing to put a Spring, 2021 NDC onto their SRVUSD transcript

  • By Friday, August 13, 2021 - for students wishing to use a NDC for advancement purposes. Please plan for shipping time: all transcripts should be ordered from the outside institution by August 7, 2021 to ensure delivery by this deadline.

  • By Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - for students wishing to put a Summer, 2021 NDC onto their SRVUSD transcript

  • By Friday, January 21, 2022 - for students wishing to put a Fall, 2021 NDC onto their SRVUSD transcript

  • By Friday, May 20, 2022 - for students wishing to put a Spring, 2022 NDC onto their SRVUSD transcript

  • For current eighth grade students wishing to put a NDC on their high school transcript, the course must have been completed after June 7, 2021.  
  • Please complete the form in the link above and attach it to your transcript.

 

NDC Courses and Institutions: Advancement & Grad Fulfillment

Please note the Sample of Approved Outside Institutions for Non-District Courses (link below) is NOT a complete list. SRVUSD maintains data of students who have taken courses outside of our district and the following is a list of the most commonly used institutions. If you do not find your preferred institution on this list, it does not necessarily mean it is not approved.

In addition, it is the student's/parent's responsibility to verify that institutions still have the necessary accreditation and that courses are still UC approved by visiting the proper links prior to enrolling in a course. (Accreditation and UC approval can change from year to year.)

This list is NOT a complete list of courses that can be taken and may not include the most up-to-date approved courses.  Institutions are submitting approvals for courses regularly; therefore, it would be impossible to compile a list that would include every course that could be taken. If there is a course that you would like to take but it is not listed, then make sure:

  • The Institution is WASC accredited or regionally accredited and offer coursework that leads to a high school diploma
    • Institutions that have only Supplemental accreditation do not qualify (i.e. Art of Problem Solving, John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Language Bird, etc.)
  • The course is UC Approved 
  • The Institution issues letter grades
  • The Institution issues official transcript

If the course does not meet even one of the above criteria, then it cannot be used. 

Effective January 1, 2020, students may  not use an online PE class to satisfy SRVUSD graduation requirements. 

If there is any question as to whether or not a particular course that you are interested in taking is okay to use for high school credit, be sure to check with your counselor.


 

NDC Policy Explained

SRVUSD will provide credit towards graduation for completion of accredited online courses, off-campus courses and college courses. A total of 40 credits from non-district courses can be included on the official SRVUSD transcript.

  • Students are able to put up to 40 credits of non-SRVUSD coursework on their high school transcript  but are limited to 20 credits per academic year, and 20 credits in any given subject area.

    • Heritage language school credits are not included in the 40-credit total.
    • Courses taken at SRVUSD Summer School for remediation, high school graduation requirement completion, or summer advancement are not included in the 40-credit total.
    • A 1 to 2 credit college course is the equivalent to 5 SRVUSD credits.  A 3 credit course (or higher) is the equivalent to 10 SRVUSD credits.
  • Students will have several opportunities to submit coursework for credit to be placed on the SRVUSD transcript. Deadlines will be updated each school year and posted on the district website.

  • Once a non-SRVUSD course has been placed onto a student’s official SRVUSD transcript, it cannot be removed.

  • A student taking a graduation requirement outside of SRVUSD (e.g. Algebra I) must place that grade on the transcript.

  • It is the responsibility of the parent/student to determine if the non-District course is accepted by the UC/CSU system, private colleges and universities, out-of-state institutions, or NCAA as fulfilling entrance requirements. It is the responsibility of the parent/student to check with an admissions officer from each campus to which you intend to apply.

  • Courses taken through providers that are WASC-accredited as Supplementary Ed will not be accepted for credit.

  • SRVUSD will not proctor outside exams.

Middle School Students:

  • Eighth grade students are welcome to start (and complete) a course for advancement in the spring; however, it will not be put on the student’s high school transcript for credit (a note will be made in the comments section: “math course taken for advancement”, if applicable)

  • If current eighth grade students wish for a summer course to be put on their high school transcript, they must complete the course after they promote from middle school, in the summer after eighth grade.

  • Algebra 1 is a graduation requirement, so it must be completed AFTER promotion from 8th grade.  

Weighted Class (Board Policy):

According to School Board Policy:

(1) Grades from non-district courses will be weighted if:

(a) The equivalent course is offered and weighted in SRVUSD or

(b) A comparable course is not offered and the course being taken is transferable to the UC and/or CSU systems for college credit.