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The Powhatan County School Board acknowledges the provisions for equivalent instruction under Virginia law. The Board further observes that equivalent or "acceptable alternative" home or private school instruction is not the same as the education delivered in the public school system.

The parents of private school or home school students who wish to enroll their students on a part-time basis in the Powhatan County Schools for participation in academic and/or extracurricular/club activities shall, along with the students, conform with the following provisions:

  1. Admission

    The parents shall identify their children as private school or home school students who desire part-time enrollment in academic courses of study. Students admitted under this policy shall be designated as part-time students. At the time of applying for admission, students shall designate each extracurricular or club activity in which they wish to participate. Students attending Powhatan County Schools pursuant to this policy shall be included in the division’s ADM count, on a pro rata basis, up to a maximum one-half unit, for applicable classes (Math, Science, English, History, Social Science, Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, Foreign Language or Health/Physical Education).

  2. Enrollment

    Students may enroll in either one or two academic classes. Students shall have completed all prerequisite course work or the equivalent required of full-time public school students wishing to enroll in the course. If part-time enrollment causes total enrollment to exceed the maximum allowed by state or local policy (e.g. resulting in the need to employ another teacher) admission will be denied.

    Once enrolled, the student shall comply with state and federally mandated standardized testing, behavioral, disciplinary, attendance and other classroom rules and requirements applicable to all students. If a student fails to comply, the school may withhold credit and/or terminate the student's participation.

  3. Activities

    Students wishing to participate in a Virginia High School League (VHSL) governed extracurricular or club activity shall satisfy the same or equivalent criteria for such activities that full-time students must satisfy, such as the VHSL “take five pass five” requirement. Students admitted under this policy shall participate in any try-out or selection process required of full- time students.

  4. Transportation

    The parents of the children for whom part-time admission is sought shall be responsible for the transportation of the child to and from school, including any expenses incident thereto.

  5. Academic Credit

Class ranking and grade-point-average shall not be computed for part-time private/home school students.

Adopted: October 6, 2004

Revised: December 14, 2010

August 26, 2014

Legal Refs.: Code of Virginia, as amended, sections 22.1-254.1; 22.1-253:13:1; 1973-74 Ops.

Va. Att'y Gen. 305.

Cross Refs.: JECA School Admission

JHCB Student Immunizations IGDA Extracurricular Activities