It is the responsibility of the student and the parent to seek out and identify work that has been missed when a student is absent for any reason. It is the responsibility of the student to make up work. If a student is absent for an extended period of time due to illness or injury, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify the counselor office as soon as possible to request assignments. Any requests for homework for absent students require a twenty-four (24) hour notice. Students can check the website for posted homework. Any work that can be done online is strongly encouraged, but not required. It is understood that face-to-face discussion with a staff member may be necessary to facilitate the process of completing assignments.
DHS Make Up Work
Policies for make-up work and extra help availability varies by teacher. Refer to the course expectation sheets which every teacher provides to each student (and parents must sign) in September. Students with medical documentation, or other extenuating circumstances approved by an administrator will be afforded extra time.
DHS Summer Credit Recovery
Admission to Summer Credit Recovery Program and obtaining graduation credits: 1. A student who has been in a course for a full year but fails that course may makeup and receive full credit for the course under the following conditions:
● Must pass 2 terms in the school year or attain an average of at least 50%
● Attend an accredited summer school program approved by the Principal or Director of Guidance ● Receive approval from the Principal or other designated authority before registering for summer school
● Take the same course at the same level, the summer of the year in which the course was failed ● Not miss more than 3 classes (3 tardies equal 1 absence)
● Successfully complete the course
● Receive from the Summer Credit Recovery Program the student’s record of attendance, final exam work and final grade and deliver this written document to the Director of Guidance 2. To be accredited, a Summer Credit Recovery Program must provide instruction as follows: ● Tests and materials used must be consistent with those of an accredited public high school ● Each class shall meet for at least one hour (preferably longer) per day, five days per week for a minimal six-week period
● A final examination shall be administered by the summer school and a final grade given to the student
3. Private tutors or self-directed study will not be accepted for credit.
4. A student may not take more than 2 make-up courses in the current year.
5. Summer Credit Recovery Program courses will not be accepted as prerequisites for sequential subjects.
6. Summer Credit Recovery Program courses will not be accepted as substitutes for courses offered during the regular school year at Dedham High School.
7. Up to 2 1/2 credits per course may be granted for enrichment courses successfully completed in a summer school program. A maximum of 7 1/2 such credits may be allowed for graduation 8. The Principal will make the final decision on the awarding of all credits
9. A department chair may require that a student who passes a sequential course by attending summer school, pass the department final exam in order to continue to the next level of the sequence 10. Students returning to Dedham High School for a fifth year must take and pass at least twenty-five (25) credits in order to graduate.