IDEA Public Charter School

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Credit Recovery

IDEA Public Charter School accepts credit recovery and acquisition credits (inclusive of CTE credentialing) for students who have completed the course, but did not earn a passing grade. Credit bearing institutions include:


  • IDEA Summer School
  • DCPS Summer School
  • Summer School offered locally by an accredited institution (e.g., Friendship Public Schools, KIPP, SEED School)
  • Nationally accredited credit recovery and acquisition programs
    Any course available in the course catalog of any approved credit recovery and acquisition program can be used to meet graduation requirements. An IDEA administrator will review the course and make a final determination on how the course will be applied to the graduation requirement, inclusive of IDEA’s evening course recovery and acquisition programming.


Students seeking credit recovery and acquisition must be enrolled in a course that corresponds to IDEA's course and graduation requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to enroll in the appropriate courses at an approved institution. Students must seek approval from the Principal and/or Academic Counselor before enrolling in any courses outside of IDEA to ensure that the course meets the school’s credit transfer requirements and graduation criteria.


Students in grades 9-11 must be currently enrolled to participate in credit recovery and acquisition. A transcript evaluation along with any additional documentation deemed appropriate by the LEA will be completed to make a final determination on eligibility and participation.


Concurrent enrollment in credit recovery and acquisition courses and traditional courses is allowed for students in grade 12 as a pathway towards on-time graduation. Eligible students who elect to participate in concurrent enrollment must maintain satisfactory attendance and grades in the traditional course, as determined by the LEA. IDEA students also have access to intervention support for all core subjects via nationally normed virtual intervention programming.  


To earn recovery and acquisition credit, students must successfully complete a course with a C- or better or the numeric equivalent of a 70% or higher.