The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) recognizes and acknowledges that all students will not achieve New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) in the same manner and/or with the same level of success. The Wall Township School District is permitted to allow students with individualized learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom that are stimulating and challenging and that enable students to meet or exceed the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). Students are permitted to earn credit toward graduation through Option II experiences. These experiences include, but are not limited to: course remediation/acceleration, early college credit, online learning, work-based programs, school based programs, and internships. Participation in Option II is predicated on the application process through which students seek approval. Attainment of credit toward graduation is based on the successful completion of assessments that verify student achievement in meeting or exceeding the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) at the high school level.
Option II Credit Attainment
Students planning to pursue coursework for credit in addition to the traditional offerings at Wall High School are required to submit a completed application to the Principal’s Option II Review Committee. This committee will be comprised of the High School Principal, Director of School Counseling, Department Supervisor and a designated School Counselor. If the course is to be taken during the summer, the application must be completed by May 31st and all course requirements must be completed and submitted to the Director of School Counseling no later than August 15th. Deadlines for submission are August 1st for Fall Semester coursework; January 1st for Spring Semester course work. The Principal’s Option II Review Committee will review each application to determine eligibility and grant approval/disapproval based on the criteria outlined. Each student’s application will be reviewed on its own merit. The committee will ensure that each student is on track to fulfill graduation requirements.
Option II credit may be earned for a maximum of two courses in one year (July 1-June 30)
Students may not take consecutive courses in a sequence and/or subject area
Parents/ Guardians are responsible for all expenses associated with Option II Credit
Final course grades and credits earned will appear on a student’s transcript, but will not be used in GPA calculation and will not count in the calculation for class rank.
Students receiving below a 70 in a WHS course do not receive credit. Students who fail to meet course requirements and/or meet attendance requirements receive a final grade of NC (no credit). In each case, credits towards graduation are not earned. Student options include the repeat of the course during the next school year or enrollment in an approved Option II alternative. Option II alternatives require approval by the Principal’s Option II Review Committee.
Credit Recovery courses require students to be enrolled for a minimum of 60 hours for a 5 credit course. Grades for completed Credit Recovery courses will be reflected on transcripts. Credit recovery courses are not included in the calculation of a student’s overall GPA. The original course and final grade will be retained on the student’s transcript. Appropriate credits will be applied toward graduation requirements. Credit recovery can be achieved through in-person or online coursework.
Students may opt to enroll in Option II courses to accelerate their program and/or to advance a course level. A common example of advanced coursework is the student who takes an additional mathematics course to advance to the next level of math or a world language that is not available for study at the high school. Advanced credit, additional credit, or acceleration can be achieved through in-person or online coursework. The following guidelines must be followed:
Parents/ Guardians are responsible for arranging instruction by a Wall Board of Education approved educational program or by a NJ State certified teacher for sixty (60) hours of one-on-one instruction. Prior approval by the Principal’s Option II Review Committee must be granted in all instances.
All tutors must be state certified in the respective subject area and submit a copy of said New Jersey teaching certificate to the high school administration.
Parents/ Guardians are responsible for all expenses associated with Option II Credit.
If the course is to be taken during the summer, the application must be completed by May 31st and all course requirements must be completed and submitted to the Director of School Counseling no later than August 15th. Course extensions will not be granted.
Students will be required to take the Wall High School departmentalized Final Exam in order to move on to the next sequential course.
Final course grade and credits earned will appear on a student’s transcript, but will not be used in GPA calculation and will not count in the calculation for class rank.
Dual Enrollment Program
The Dual Enrollment Program allows students to complete up to 12 Brookdale Community College credits during their senior year of high school. Students are released from Wall High School for half a day to take college-level courses at the Brookdale Lincroft Campus or any of Brookdale’s Higher Education Centers. The goal of this program is to give qualified high school students the opportunity to experience college courses and prepare for the academic rigor of college. Students must take English 12 at Wall High School.
To participate in the Dual Enrollment Program, students must:
Earn a cumulative WHS GPA of a 3.0 or better
Have senior status and the recommendation of a high school English teacher and school counselor
Submit a Brookdale Community College application (the $25 application fee will be waived for students participating in the Dual Enrollment Program)
BCC will still accept the following SAT and ACT scores for Dual Enrollment eligibility:
- Sign a Brookdale Community College release form (student and parents/guardians will sign)
Take all high school graduation requirements at Wall High School (English/Health & PE)
Enroll in six to eight credits (maximum of two courses) per semester at Brookdale Community College
Assume all costs associated with the Dual Enrollment Program including tuition, books, fees, and course materials
Provide their own transportation to and from Brookdale Community College
Adhere to the terms and conditions of the Brookdale Community College Student Conduct Code and Student Integrity Code
Adhere to the Brookdale Community College and high school academic calendars
Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in Brookdale Community College courses to remain in the Dual Enrollment Program
Middle College Program through Fairleigh Dickinson University
The Middle College Program gives college-bound juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience university-style learning before they even graduate high school. Students enrolled in pre-approved courses have the ability to earn college credit from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Students are responsible for all tuition costs associated with the Middle College Program. FDU assumes jurisdiction for grade reporting and transcripts. At the student’s request and expense, an official transcript will be mailed to the college or university of the student’s choice upon graduation from Wall High School.
Students in the Pre-Engineering Academy and the Wall Business and Finance Academy can earn 2.5 high school credits once they complete their required internship. Credits awarded are based on the number of internship hours completed and the submission of the student’s final evaluation.
Application for Credit Recovery, Course Acceleration, College Credit, or Internships