Information for Semester Grade(s) ending with an E
Credit Recovery Form
Loss of Credit Instructions
Dear WIHI Parents,
This is your reminder that a semester grade of E at WIHI needs to be replaced with a grade of C or better prior to returning to WIHI in August. Courses can be taken at a local district summer school, Michigan Virtual High School or a community college. Please be aware that community college enrollment can be cumbersome so planning ahead will help. Also note, if more than one semester is failed, each semester credit needs to be replaced.
To start this process pick up a copy of our “Loss of Credit Form” from the office or better yet download it from the WIHI website (Credit Recovery Form).
The next step is locating a course that matches the course failed in title, content and level. We are sorry that this is your responsibility. We are not in a position to search for appropriate options for each student. The course does not need to be exact but needs to match our courses core content and skills. Make a copy of the course description and attach it to the form, which asks you to identify the institution, course and attendance dates. Submit the form with the description attached to either Mr. Wynn or Mr. Okma. You must have prior approval before earning the credit. It is possible that the course you selected will not qualify resulting in a waste of time and expense. Completing the form and acquiring our prior approval is required.
After getting either Mr. Wynn’s or Mr. Okma’s approval register and take the course. At the completion of the course submit an official grade report to WIHI verifying the credit and a grade of C or better. If the course is not completed by start of school, submit proof of registration and a letter on school letterhead with the current grade signed by the instructor. Then submit the official credit and grade when the semester ends.
This is a complex but essential process. Our students must earn all 32 credits to graduate and must be fully prepared for each year’s courses. Our curriculum is sequential and builds upon the previous year. We welcome our returning students each year and are very proud that they are succeeding in our engaging but challenging curriculum. The IB relies on each member school to insure that students sitting for IB exams are properly prepared to succeed. WIHI’s loss of credit policy is one way we do this.
Thank you for your support and cooperation