The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 16: Education

Chapter 37: CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Sub-Chapter 03: Local Career Technical Education Programs

16 V.S.A. § 1545. Credits and grades earned



§ 1545. Credits and grades earned

(a) Grades earned in a course offered within a CTE program approved by the State Board shall not be altered by any public school or approved or recognized independent school in Vermont and shall be applied by the school toward any State graduation requirements in accordance with rules adopted by the State Board. Any State Board rules regarding earning of credits shall allow flexibility with respect to the integration of CTE education and other academic courses.

(b) The credits earned for a career technical education program approved by the State Board shall be honored by any public or independent school within Vermont. If necessary to enable a student to participate in career technical education and graduate with his or her class, the credits earned shall be applied toward any school district or independent school graduation requirements exceeding the minimum number of credits required by the State Board. The school board of the high school from which the student wishes to graduate shall make a determination as to whether the credits shall be applied toward graduation requirements. A decision of a school board may be appealed to the Secretary who shall construe this section to favor participation in career technical education.

(c) For any student attending the Vermont Academy for Science and Technology pursuant to subsection 4011(e) of this title, the credits and grades earned shall, upon request of the student or the student's parent or guardian, be applied toward graduation requirements at the Vermont high school that the student attended prior to enrolling in the Academy. (Added 1997, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; amended 2001, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 68, eff. June 27, 2002; 2003, No. 36, § 20; 2013, No. 77, § 9; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 149, 302, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)