Code No. 501.6
STUDENT TRANSFERS IN
Students who transfer into the school district must meet the immunization and age requirements set out for students who initially enroll in the school district.
The school district will request the student's cumulative records from the previous school district. If the student cannot offer proof of grade level, the principal will make the grade level determination. The principal may require testing or other information to determine the grade level. Students expelled or suspended from their previous school district will only be enrolled after approval of the board.
The principal will determine the amount of credits to be transferred. If the student has not previously attended an accredited school, it is within the principal’s discretion to accept or reject credits or grades.
The board may deny admission if the student is not willing to provide the board with the necessary information.
Students Transferring From An Accredited Public Or Non-Public School
Student transfers into the North Polk Community School District from accredited public or non-public schools will be enrolled in the district under the following conditions:
- The student must provide the District with proof of residence, age, grade level, and a copy of the student’s permanent records from the student’s prior school district.
- Upon the student’s enrollment, the building principal will review coursework completed and will assign the student to the proper grade level, as indicated in the student’s permanent records.
- Students enrolling in grades 9-12 will receive credit for those courses previously completed which lead to graduation from the North Polk High School.
Students Transferring From A Non-Accredited School Or From A Home School Setting:
- The student must provide the District with proof of residence, age, grade level, and a copy of the student’s permanent records from the student’s previous school district.
- For a student transfer in grades 1-8:
The student may be required to complete competency, or placement tests that will assist in the determination of grade placement. Age of the student will also be considered when determining grade placement.
- For a student transfer in grades 9-12:
Students begin accumulating credits for graduation upon enrollment in the ninth grade in the same manner as students who have been enrolled in the North Polk Community School District, or other accredited public or non-public school. Credits earned in the non-accredited school, or in a home school setting, will not be accepted toward graduation from the North Polk High School. The student may be required to complete competency or placement tests that will assist in the determination of the course of study.
All students transferring into the North Polk School District will be permitted to participate in extra-curricular activities appropriate for students in their same grade, under the guidelines established by the North Polk Community School District, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, and the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union.
Legal Reference: 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (2006)
Iowa Code §§ 139.9; 282.1, .3, .4; 299A (2009).
Cross Reference: 501 Student Attendance
505.3 Student Honors and Awards
507 Student Health and Well-Being
604.1 Competent Private Instruction
Reviewed: 01/19/2006, 03/24/2011, 03/22/2016