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Credit Recovery Options
Bridgepoint students have many options to earn credits . Our staff believes that students must first apply themselves in their assigned classes, attend school each day on time for each class and model good citizenship to participate. That is why some students may not be eligible to participate in some credit recovery options until they are seen as performing "in good standing." Students must be in good standing with their academics, attendance and behavior to participate.
The master schedule is designed for most students to earn 35 credits each semester. Students that are in good standing, dedicated and committed can earn as many credits in addition to their assigned classes as they desire.
Earning 50 credits in one semester is seen as outstanding but this earning represents an enormous amount of work and is neither typical nor achievable unless the student is willing to spend an additional 180 hours of school work each quarter. This is the same as approximately 6 additional hours of school-work each school day.
An Advisor Teacher is the first stop for a student wanting to participate in credit recovery. Bridgepoint Teachers have up to 17 students in their advisory capacity. That teacher is first endorsement a student must get to begin credit recovery.
The subject area teacher is the next stop. Students must enter into an agreement with the subject area teacher to enter into an Independent Learning Contract. Students that area assigned to a subject area teacher need not get an endorsement from their advisory teacher.
- Credit Recovery begins after the second week of school.
- Credit Recovery ends on May 25th.
- Students are NOT eligible to participate in Independent Learning contracts if they are not in good standing.
To Be A Student In Good Standing:
Students must have less than a combined 3 or more absences or tardies in the subject area in the calendar month preceding the contract date. If they have a combined 3 or more absences or tardies in the previous month, students MUST show one calendar month of no absences (without a Doctor’s note) or tardies to be in good standing.
If a student currently has an "F" grade in their subject class or earned an “F” the previous quarter in their subject class, than the teacher will not authorize any subject area credit recovery until the teacher judges the student to be earning at least a "C" for the student to be in good standing.
If a student is suspended from school in the calendar year, then they may be prevented from participating in credit recovery options. In matters where the student was suspended in a calendar year, the principal will determine what measures must be met for the student to be in good standing.
Community Service Contracts
Community Service is meant for students that are in good standing in their assigned courses and wish to get back on track to graduate or to return to Newark Memorial High School. Students can earn up to 20 elective credits towards their diploma by completing community service hours with a local non profit. Students first find a worthy cause like the SPCA, download the "Macgregor Community Service Contract" and get it signed by a sponsor teacher or counselor before they begin their work outside our school. Students are awarded 1 elective credit for every 12 hours of community service.
MacGregor Community Service
MacGregor Community Service is meant for students that are in good standing in their assigned courses and wish to get back on track to graduate or to return to Newark Memorial High School. Students can earn up to 20 elective credits towards their diploma by completing MacGregor community service. No contract needed. You must first find a staff sponsor before you begin your work at our school. Log the hours, indicate the work being done, have the sheet signed and you are in. Download the "Macgregor School Service" log and get started. Students are awarded 1 elective credit for every 12 hours of community service.
Independent Learning Contracts (ILC's):
Independent Learning Contracts are meant for students that are in good standing in their assigned courses and wish to get back on track to graduate or to return to Newark Memorial High School. Attending classes is a right that all students enjoy. Participating in Independent Learning Contracts is a privilege that we feel should be earned.
Once you have an agreement contract with a teacher, download the "Independent Learning Contract Template" and begin. This can be tricky and it is recommended that students take the principal's after school ILC writing class.
Bridgepoint In-Class Credit Recovery
The subject area teacher is authorize to assign the student in good standing work if they have the student for the class in the subject area. That teacher can assign the student "in class" work within the common core standards
MacGregor Work Experience
MacGregor Work Experience allows students who are in good standing and employed by a acceptable vendor to earn up to 20 elective credits. One credit is earned for every 30 hours worked.
MacGregor Outside of Class Health and Fitness Credit Recovery
Students that participate in Outside of School Health and Fitness Credit Recovery can earn up to 20 credits but no more than 10 credits in any one semester. Students that earn more Outside of School Health and Fitness Credits than is required for their diploma plan, those units can be applied to their elective credit requirements. Students enrolled at Newark Adult Education can apply all of their Outside of School Health and Fitness Credits to electives.
We encourage all students to consistently work on credit recovery and to never do last minute or rushed work. Your future is in your hands! Plan your goals and achieve them.