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Process for Placement of High School Transfer Students

Approved:: 2/18/16,
Revised 8/31/17, 11/8/23

Before a student is enrolled in South Sanpete School District, an Intake Meeting shall be held to determine the best educational placement for the student. If possible, the following people should attend the Intake Meeting: administrator or designee of the school, school counselor, student, and parent/guardian of the student. 

At this Intake Meeting, the following criteria will be discussed and reviewed in determining the best placement for the student based on the placement options listed in this procedure.

  1. Is the student living within the South Sanpete School District Boundaries?
  2. Is the student living with legal parent or guardian?
  3. Review and discuss the student’s placement file, past placements, evaluations, records, transcripts, etc.
  4. Is the student “on schedule” to graduate?
  5. Have there been any Safe and Drug Free Violations and/or other criminal violations? If so, what are they?
  6. Has this student been receiving Special Education services? If so, what is his/her classification, when was the last IEP, and is there a copy of it?
  7. What is the desire and intentions of the parent/guardian and student?
  8. What are the concerns of the principal or staff of the District’s school?

Determination of parent or guardian status:

  1. Provide documentation of full family move and current address.
  2. Provide legal documents stating that designee has full legal custody of the student.
    1. Legal documents include: Guardianship, Durable Power of Attorney, or foster care service documents. 53A-2-201
  3. If the student isn’t living with legal parent or guardian a determination will be made by the school administration and the student may be governed under the following requirements:
    1. The student may be enrolled as a probationary student. As a probationary student, the student will be issued a contract that outlines the expectations and guidelines that the student must meet in order to remain at the The student must perform well academically, behaviorally, socially, be “on schedule” to graduate, and comply with all school rules and policies. If the student fails to meet the expectations of the contract, he/she will be dropped from the regular school program or possibly considered for another educational placement.

Determination if the student is on schedule to graduate:

Students must have an appropriate amount, prorated by school year and quarter, of High School credits (in the South Sanpete School District block schedule) to qualify to be on track to graduate.  The administrator or designee, of the school is the determining entity if a student is on schedule with their credits.   

If a student comes other than at quarter breaks an appropriate calculation, falling into these ranges, according to the time frame of the school year to be determined by the administration.  If a student attends one of the two credit recovery options and is back on schedule to graduate then another Intake Meeting can be held and the student may be placed back into the regular high school.

Graduation:

In order for a student to graduate from Manti High or Gunnison Valley High, and participate in graduation ceremonies, the student must acquire the necessary credits (28 for the 4x4 block and 32 for the 5x5 block). If students don't obtain these credits, they can graduate from SSSD through the adult education program with 24 credits and receive an adult education diploma.

Determination and Placement:

Once the Intake Meeting has taken place and all of these factors have been thoroughly explored and evaluated, the school administration shall determine the best placement for the student.

Student Placement Options:

Students may be placed into one of the following school programs:

  1. Regular High School Program
    if the student is placed in the Regular School Program on campus, he/she must be “on schedule” to graduate with his/her class.
  2. Adult Education Program (Credit recovery option)
    If the student is not on schedule to graduate, the student has the option to be admitted to the District’s Adult Education Program to make up credit deficiencies.  When a student is in this program, he/she will also be included and expected to comply with the requirements of the Regular School Program.  These programs meet in the evenings with a certified teacher/counselor.
  3. South Sanpete Education Support Center (Credit recovery option)
    If the student is not on schedule to graduate, the student may be admitted into the current district online, or credit recovery program that is a mastery based program if such program is available. This allows a student to get back on schedule to graduate. 
  4. Home School student enrollment
    Home school students who have a signed affidavit on file at the District Office whose intent is to take core classes or elective classes, but not a full schedule from a high school in the South Sanpete School District, may attend classes inside a high school.
    1. If a student has a full schedule then their records will reside with the High School.
    2. If they have a partial schedule they will be enrolled in the school and then on the day after the last day of school they will be transferred to home school (TH).