AS REPORTED IN THE NACOGDOCHES DAILY SENTINEL:
Nacogdoches ISD students enrolled in dual credit courses through a university will no longer be subject to the district's No Pass No Play policy, after NISD board members amended the policy Thursday night.
The policy previously stated students must make a 70 in all courses to participate in extracurricular activities, but when district administrators attempted to pull college-related grades in September, they ran into some problems, said Ronny Knox, the district's assistant superintendent of instruction.
"Stephen F. Austin State University is on a different grading scale," he said. "Some of the professors haven't submitted grades, and then we found out our calendars didn't line up. We also received a letter from the general counsel at SFA, which said we aren't allowed to pull grades on students, and only the students can pull their grades."
That being the case, administrators didn't feel comfortable having the students pull their own grades, Knox said.
"There is a rigourous admissions policy, and students have to meet all the standards of that university to get in," he said. "The reason we put this policy into place is because we had some students taking our Advanced Placement classes, and that's an open door policy since anyone can take those classes."
Administrators will pull spring dual credit registration information, and if any student drops out of the program, they will be placed back into a scheduled class at the high school.
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