COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 187
October 6, 2000
|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Elective Courses for Verified Credit|
The Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131-10 et. seq.) adopted by the Board of Education became effective September 28, 2000. In 8 VAC 20-131-110.B. of those standards, there is a provision that will allow students to earn verified credit in an academic area for completion of certain elective courses approved by the Board. Specifically, the provision states:
Please forward requests to Dr. Cheri Magill, director of accreditation, (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). The Board of Education would like to consider initial requests at its November 30 meeting. All requests received by November 1 will be presented to the Board for first review at that meeting. Requests received after this date will be reviewed and taken to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
If you have questions about course content, please contact the appropriate content specialist in the division of instruction. If you have questions about the approval process, please contact Dr. Cheri Magill at (804) 225-2708.