Although CLASS does not offer a special education program, we do have a special status category for students who are seriously deficient academically. A student will be classified as Special Status if he is enrolled in courses more than two grade levels below the actual grade placement level.
Students who remain on special status do not qualify for a diploma but will receive a special certificate upon completion of eighth and twelfth grades.
Students can be removed from Special Status by either repeating grade levels or by taking supplemental courses that bring the student up to grade level. High school students must also meet all credit requirements before a standard diploma will be issued. If independent course work is pursued, the student must be pre-tested prior to curriculum development to ensure level of ability.
Course Assignments and Requirements
Students enrolled under Special Status must be able to complete the assigned work independently— according to the course instructions—with normal assistance from the instructor. If significant curriculum modifications would be required for your student, you may wish to consider enrolling him in our Family Plan or ordering individual titles from Christian Liberty Press.
To graduate from eighth grade and receive a Certificate of Completion, special status students must successfully complete all courses assigned at the eighth grade. Previous grade levels are not considered when determining whether the certificate should be awarded.
To graduate from high school and receive a Certificate of Completion, special status students must successfully complete all courses assigned at the twelfth grade. Previous grade levels are not considered when determining whether the certificate should be awarded.