VCHS Course Catalog
Course Remediation Policies
Since Valley Christian High School has such diverse and unique course offerings, students must be very careful to enroll in courses that match their academic abilities.
- If a student does not drop the course before the
published drop date, the grade will be recorded on the student transcript. Once
a grade is on the transcript, it cannot be removed.
- Only grades of a 69% or lower will have a grade
replacement option in the GPA.
Valley Christian High School and the vast majority of colleges, use the remediated grade to calculate GPA when the original grade was 69% or lower. Some colleges that do not follow this practice and instead take the average of the D/F and the remediated grade. Valley Christian, following the common college model, will not recalculate the GPA when the original grade was 69% or higher.
If a student remediates the course, the transcript will show that the course was taken twice. This can show colleges a student’s perseverance and ability to learn from an academic mistake.
Students who retake the course can only replace the grade in the GPA calculation with the EXACT same course. Valley Christian cannot guarantee that there will be a summer school option to remediate a course, particularly for honors, AP, and elective courses. For example, Valley Christian does not offer a summer school Biology Honors option, and a student could only remediate that grade by retaking the course during the school year or at a community college. Students who remediate may have to take the course again with the same teacher, so please use historical academic performance, wisdom, and counselor advice when considering an honors track.
Students seeking an exact match through a community college or another institution must have approval from their academic counselor prior to enrollment.
For Completion of Graduation Requirements
If a student fails a course required for a Valley Christian diploma, the course will have to be remediated. In general, students cannot be promoted to the next level of a content area unless they pass the previous course.
For College Admission
Students who earn a 69% or lower in an academic course should remediate the course for their best college options. UCs will not allow a D to even be recorded on an application. If a student earns a D in a Bible course or non-college prep course, it can stay on the transcript, but it will negatively impact the overall GPA. The safest course of action is to remediate all Ds.
Some colleges allow a first semester D in math and foreign language to be “validated” by earning a C or higher in the second semester, but colleges do change policies. Students should always check with their academic counselor before attempting to remediate a grade.