RJUHSD to not weight CC credit

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Students will no longer receive weighted credit for enrollment in community college courses or any other classes taken outside of the district per new Board policy 5121.1. These classes can still be
taken and used on transcripts, but will be unweighted.

Counselor Graciela Fernandez believes this change supports classes being taken for enrichment rather than a grade bump.

“It depends when you think about the intent of the programs at Sierra College, American River College, or any community college that has high school classes, they all call them academic enrichment,” Fernandez said. “It’s really for the students who are interested in taking those courses as enrichment and not necessarily for a grade bump or to get the highest class rank.”

Fernandez said RHS will still offer the same opportunities for weighted credit as it always has and hopes students still see CC courses as useful for enrichment.