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Credit Flexibility

An effective educational program is one that provides opportunities for students to customize aspects of their learning around their respective needs and interests.  Credit flexibility is one method to motivate and increase student learning by allowing access to more resources, customization around individual student needs, and the use of multiple measures of learning by shifting the focus from seat-time to performance.  Students can earn units of high school credit based on an individually approved credit flexibility plan.  The intent of credit flexibility is to meet increased expectations for high school graduation and the demands of the 21st Century.  Additional information about Yellow Springs’ credit flexibility options can be obtained through the Guidance Office.

Yellow Springs School Credit Flexibility (YSSCF) Program

The faculty and staff at YSHS believe an effective educational program is one that provides opportunities for students to customize aspects of their learning around their respective needs and interests. Ohio's credit flexibility movement is one method to motivate and increase student learning by allowing access to more resources, customization around individual student needs, and the use of multiple measures of learning by shifting the focus from seat-time to performance. Students can earn units of high school credit based on an individually approved credit flexibility plan. The intent of credit flexibility is to meet increased expectations for high school graduation and the demands of the 21st Century. A Presentation from the Ohio Department of Education's Superintendent, Stan Hefner, provides a nice overview from the state's perspective & is available in the downloads section.

Process

YSSCF forms are available in the Downloads section and should be submitted to the Guidance Office for consideration:

Attachment A - YSSCF Application (due by end of the 3rd week of each quarter)

Attachment B - YSSCF Course Proposal

Must submit with Attachment A if proposed method is through:

  1. Create Flex plan for a course.
  2. Independent Study.
  3. Demonstration of Mastery of an Existing Course

Frequently Asked Questions

A FAQ is available in the downloads section.

All student athletes should also review the YSSCF - OHSAA / NCAA FAQ and the OASSA Credit Flex Presentation available in the downloads section, in addition to the general FAQ.