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Summer Advancement Via Outside Institution

Advancement Application Deadline Reminders

Completing this application notifies the counseling office at your student's school that they are intending to take a course outside of SRVUSD for one of the four reasons listed above.  It is important for sites to have this information for planning purposes.  Students wishing to take a NDC course for any of the four reasons listed above must complete this form no later than Friday, June 26, 2020.

Non-District Course Application for 2020-2021


Summer Advancement Program

Students are able to take courses to advance to a higher level course for the next school year beginning in the spring of each year. The following criteria must be met:

  • Students must be (at least) in the second semester of their 8th grade year (courses taken prior to that are not allowed) 
  • Students in 8th grade cannot complete a course prior to the last day of school (May 29, 2020)  if  the course is going to be placed on the SRVUSD transcript.
    • Note: If a student wants to take Algebra 1 outside of SRVUSD, the student must place the course onto her/his SRVUSD high school transcript, and therefore cannot complete the course prior to the last day of eighth grade. 
  • Courses must be taken from institutions that:
    • Are WASC 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, UC Scout, Language Bird, etc.)
    • Must be UC approved
    • Must issue letter grades and official transcripts 
    • NOTE: Courses taken from BYU Online High School must be Teacher-Led version.  Paper and Online course designations do not qualify.
  • Students can only advance one level per subject per year 
  • There is a limit of 4 classes (40 high school credits) that can be placed on the transcript over a student's four years in high school, with students being able to place only 20 credits per academic year, and 20 credits in any given subject area.
  • It is up to the student/parent to confirm that the course/institution chosen meet NCAA eligibility requirements


Approved Courses & Institutions

Approved Courses and Institutions for Summer Advancement 

The list in the above link is a fairly comprehensive list of courses and institutions that are most commonly used for Advancement purposes.  The information presented here is accurate.  However, 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 going to the links given in the document prior to enrolling in a course. (Accreditation and UC approval can change from year to year.)

If you have questions about a specific course or institution that you do not see on the list, check first to see if they have the necessary accreditation,  UC approval and that they issue letter grades and official transcripts.  If they don't, then they probably are not acceptable.

If students have questions, they should confirm eligibility with their counselor prior to enrolling in the course. 

Enrollment Process 

Enrolling in the SRVUSD Summer Advancement Program is a multi-step process:

Step 1 - Enroll in the advancement class at the desired institution

Step 2 - Submit an SRVUSD Advancement Application, including required Proof of Enrollment documentation (see below)

  • Valid 6-digit student ID numbers are required.  ID numbers can be found on your Parent Portal and/or on your student's ID card.
  • Upload required Proof of Enrollment documentation to application
    • Proof of Enrollment must include all of the following information:
      • Student's name
      • Name of the Institution
      • Course name/number
        • For BYU Online courses, document must reflect that course is Teacher Led (TL)
        • Proof of Enrollment must be provided for both parts of a two-part course (i.e. GEOM 041 TL & GEOM 043 TL) 
      • Must reflect that enrollment is complete/paid in full
        • Copies of Quarry Lane contracts are not acceptable.  Ask for an Account Statement that reflects payment was made.

Step 3 - Hand-deliver final, official transcript to student's school by August 14, 2020.

Sample documents can be viewed on this Proof of Enrollment Documentation flyer.


Advancement Via Outside Institution Timeline

This Timeline applies for courses taken at all institutions except NUVHS.  See below for NUVHS timeline

  • June 26 @ 11:59 pm - Advancement application closes and Proof of Enrollments are due 
  • August 14 - Final Official Transcript must be hand-delivered to student's Counseling office
NUVHS courses and Timeline*

NUVHS courses are divided into two sessions, Part A and Part B:  Part A must be completed before Part B can be enrolled in. The courses are not self-paced and require a minimum of 4 weeks per session to complete.  In addition, there needs to be processing time both between Part A & Part B and also at the conclusion of Part B to allow for the following to occur:

  • Student finishes coursework and takes the Part A final
  • Instructor grades and processes student's Part A final
  • Student enrolls in Part B and submits required Proof of Enrollment 
  • Student finishes coursework and takes the Part B final
  • Instructor grades and processes student's Part B final
  • Student requests final official transcript
  • NUVHS processes request for transcript
  • NUVHS mails transcript to student
  • Student receives and then hand-delivers final official transcript to counseling office by August 16

As evidenced by the above list, this is a very time consuming process. Historically, students have had trouble completing both parts of NUVHS courses when only 8 weeks were allowed.  We have expanded it to 10 weeks this year to give students more leeway in completing the process. This should allow plenty of time for students to meet all of the required deadlines.  

NUVHS Timeline:

  • May 25 - Last day to enroll in and begin Part A of NUVHS course  
  • June 1 @ 11:59 pm - Last day to submit Proof of Enrollment for Part A
    • NUVHS will be removed from application forrm,  do not delay submission of your application!
  • June 29- Last day to enroll in and begin Part B of NUVHS course (provided Part A was started by May 27 and Advancement application & Proof of Enrollment for Part A was submitted by June 1)
  • July 3 @ 3:00 pm - Last day to submit Proof of Enrollment for Part B. 
    • Access to application submission account will be turned off on July 3 at 3:00 pm.
  • August 16 - Final Official Transcript must be hand-delivered to student's Counseling office

*NOTE:  NUVHS deadlines only apply to students who are advancing to a higher level course in SRVUSD in the fall. These deadlines do not apply to students who are taking courses to fulfill graduation requirements.

Processing of applications

Once an application has been submitted, it will be reviewed within a 10 working day period.  Upon review, parents will receive an email notifying them of the application's status. 

  • If the document that was submitted as the Proof of Enrollment was acceptable and all other information is complete and accurate, the application will be approved and parents will receive an email notification of the approval.
    • NOTE: Applications will NOT be approved without proof of enrollment for BOTH parts of two-part courses (i.e. - BYU GEOM 041 (TL)  AND GEOM 043 (TL)
  • If the Proof of Enrollment document was missing, incorrect or not sufficient, parents will receive an email letting them know that additional documentation is required.
    • Parents can log back in to their IK-12 application account to upload additional documents.
  • Parents can monitor the status of their application by logging in to their application.
    • The status of applications that require additional documentation will be listed as "Pending Approval" until the required documents have been received and reviewed.  Please allow 10 working days from submission of the additional documentation for processing. 
  • If proper documentation is not received by the June 19 deadline, the application will be cancelled.