The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 16: Education


Sub-Chapter 03: Local Technical Programs

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

§ 1545. Credits and grades earned

(a) Grades earned in a technical education course offered within a technical education program approved by the state board shall not be altered by any public or 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 technical education and other academic courses.

(b) The credits earned for a 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 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 the board may be appealed to the commissioner who shall construe this section to favor participation in technical education.

(c) For any resident 12th grade student enrolled in the Vermont Academy of Science and Technology pursuant to subsection 4011(e) of this title or in another early college program pursuant to that subsection, 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 secondary school that the student attended prior to enrolling in the early college program. (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.)