April 15, 2020
Dear Alternative Education Families:
I hope you are well during this interesting time. Within Alternative Education students are still expected to be accountable for their learning and credit completion. All staff members have been reaching out to you and your student via email, phone and virtual classrooms. It is highly important that students connect with their classroom teachers to assist in fulfilling their course requirements during the school closure. Every day counts for our students, especially our senior class that are hoping to receive their high school diplomas in June. At this time, it is uncertain when a ceremony can take place, however we plan to recognize our graduates for their hard work and accomplishments.
With the third quarter having just ended, a letter will be sent of your student’s progress towards meeting graduation requirements. You will be receiving this update by mail as early as next week, along with the credit benchmarks. The credit benchmarks are also on this communication.
For our underclassmen, if he/she wishes to return to Redondo Union High School (RUHS) in Fall of 2020 to complete his/her sophomore, junior or senior year, he/she must be on track with credit benchmarks (including all core courses) by June 2020.
There is one quarter left of school this year. All students are encouraged to: 1) check his/her RBUSD email daily; 2) connect with his/her classroom teachers; 3) complete and submit all assigned work. If you or your student needs clarification or instructional guidance please do not hesitate to contact our staff. Their emails can be found on our website https://pdhs.rbusd.org/. We are in this together, thank you for supporting your student towards academic success.
Alternative Education Graduation Benchmarks 2019-2020
Seniors Class of 2020
To graduate in June 2020, you should have:
180 credits by August 21, 2019
195 credits by October 25, 2019
205 credits by January 24, 2020 (210 to return to RUHS at semester)
220 credits by April 3, 2020
230 credits by May 29, 2020
***It is expected that all seniors will have completed all final courses no later than May 29th. Course completion by this date will allow for graduation requirements to be accurately transcripted.
Juniors Class of 2021
120 credits by August 21, 2019
135 credits by October 25, 2019
150 credits by January 24, 2020 (160 to return to RUHS at semester)
165 credits by April 3, 2020
180 credits by June 10, 2020 (190 to return to RUHS Senior year. See below.)
Sophomores Class of 2022
60 credits by August 21, 2019
75 credits by October 25, 2019
90 credits by January 24, 2020 (100 to return to RUHS at semester)
105 credits by April 3, 2020
120 credits by June 10, 2020 (130 to return to RUHS Junior year. See below)
Freshmen Class of 2023
0 credits by August 21, 2019
15 credits by October 25, 2019
30 credits by January 24, 2020 (40 to return to RUHS at semester)
45 credits by April 3, 2020
60 credits by June 10, 2020 (70 to return to RUHS Sophomore year. See below)
Students wishing to return to RUHS spring or fall of their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year need to be on track in all core classes and need an additional 10 elective credits. In addition to credit requirements, your attendance and behavior are also a consideration for returning to RUHS. Meeting must be held prior to end of the end of the semester/school year with Alternative Education Principal to discuss if expectations and qualifications have been met.
***For PDHS Students:
Students who are 0-30 credits behind benchmarks will have 4 periods at PDHS. Students who are 30+ credits behind benchmarks will have 5 periods at PDHS.
Note: These benchmarks are only a guideline. If you are ahead of the expected benchmarks, you are still required to complete a minimum of 2 contracts per week per class. If you enter PDHS below the suggested benchmarks, it means you will need to complete more than the 2 contracts per week per class to get on track.