Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-302.03 - Personal Curriculum

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. Definitions.
1. "Personal Curriculum" means a documented process that may be used to modify the high school graduation requirements for mathematics delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c). A student may use a personal curriculum to modify the Algebra II requirement delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c)(ii) and reduce the credit requirements for mathematics from four to three credits. A student who successfully completes the student's personal curriculum meets the requirements for high school graduation.
2. "Development Team" means a team that develops a personal curriculum for a student and consists of the student, the parent or legal guardian of the student, and a school counselor or principal or their designee. A school principal may add additional members to the development team as the principal deems appropriate.
B. A student is eligible for a personal curriculum if the student meets the following criteria:
1. The student has successfully completed the mathematics requirements delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c)(i); and
2. Despite the student's successful completion of the mathematics requirements delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c)(i), the development team determines that the student demonstrates a need to modify the requirement delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c)(ii) for Algebra II or its equivalent course content.
C. The requirements for a personal curriculum are as follows:
1. An eligible student may only modify the mathematics requirement delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c)(ii) for Algebra II or its equivalent course content;
2. In lieu of successfully completing Algebra II or its equivalent course content, an eligible student shall successfully complete at least one credit in mathematics that shall include significant mathematics content as determined by the local school district governing board or charter school; and
3. An eligible student shall successfully complete a course in mathematics in the student's senior year.
D. The procedures for developing and implementing a personal curriculum are as follows:
1. The parent or legal guardian of a student, an emancipated student, or a student with permission from the student's parent or legal guardian may request a personal curriculum in a manner prescribed by the local school district governing board or charter school.
2. Upon receipt of a request for a personal curriculum made pursuant to subsection (D)(1), the local school district or charter school shall verify that the student successfully completed the mathematics requirements delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c)(i) and, upon verification, shall convene a development team.
3. The development team shall:
a. Verify that the student demonstrates a need to modify the requirement delineated in R7-2-302.02(1)(c)(ii) for Algebra II or its equivalent course content,
b. Identify an appropriate alternative mathematics course or courses to modify the requirement for Algebra II or its equivalent course content,
c. Develop a written personal curriculum plan that includes the alternative mathematics course or courses identified in subsection (D)(3)(b) and a plan for monitoring student progress toward successfully completing the alternative mathematics course or courses. In developing the personal curriculum plan the development team shall consider how the proposed modifications maintain the integrity of the high school diploma and enable the student to achieve the student's post-secondary education and career goals.
4. The development team may modify the personal curriculum plan based upon the development team's evaluation of the student's progress.
E. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall monitor a school district or charter school if there is reason to believe that the school district or charter school is allowing modifications inconsistent with the requirements delineated in this Section.

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Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-302.03
Adopted effective November 1, 1989 (Supp. 89-4). Amended effective December 12, 1990 (Supp. 90-4). Repealed effective February 20, 1997 (Supp. 97-1). New Section made by exempt rulemaking at 14 A.A.R. 195, effective December 10, 2007 (Supp. 08-1).

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