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Washington County Schools
Descriptor Code: IDDB
Remedial Programs  
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Washington County School District shall provide remedial education program services for students in grades 9-12 who have identified deficiencies in reading, writing and mathematics.  The Remedial Education Program shall be operated in accordance with State Board of Education criteria.

Students in grades 9-12 are eligible for remedial services under this program if they meet at least two or more of the following criteria:

1.       A formal student support team (SST) process containing documented evidence supporting remedial placement.

2.       The student has been retained in that particular grade.

3.       The student is receiving or is eligible for Title I services (Student must be listed on the Title I Eligibility List).

4.       The student has been recommended by a teacher who has documented any of the following:

  • Low performance in the reading series.

  • Low performance in the math series.

  • The student is unable to verbally express ideas and cannot write or dictate a meaningful sentence.


5.       Current test information indicated that student has a score at or below the 25th percentile.  (Test data will be considered valid for a period of two years).

Special Education Students: Students receiving special education services who meet the above eligibility requirements, whose special education program is not designed to address their respective reading, writing or mathematics deficiencies, are also eligible for services under the Remedial Education Program.



Ninth Grade

Remediation for ninth grade students will be done through the DreamsQuest Program.  Students enrolled in this program will receive intensive instruction in reading/language arts and mathematics, with two-hour classes being scheduled daily in each of these areas.    The student will also receive instruction in Economics/Citizenship, Social Skills, and one elective class.  The student will receive academic credit for the courses successfully completed in academic areas and elective credit for Social Skills.  Credit for the elective class will be awarded based on the course selected.  Students successfully passing all classes will earn a total of five units. These classes are limited to a maximum of 15 students per section. 


Tenth and Eleventh Grades

Tenth and eleventh grade students meeting the requirements for remediation will be served through the Success program.  Utilizing the team-teaching concept, students will receive instruction in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Vocational/Career training.  The student will receive academic credit for the courses successfully completed in academic areas and vocational elective credit for the Vocational/Career Training.  These classes are limited to a maximum of 17 students per section.

Each student will be tested at the beginning of the school term and again at the end of the school year to determine progress and future placement.

Twelfth Grade

Twelfth grade remediation will be for student who have not passed a sub-test of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.  Students enrolled in this program will remain in remedial classes until such time as the test is re-administered and the student obtains a passing score.


Washington County Schools
Adopted Date:  4/4/2002

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

Note: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
State Reference Description
O.C.G.A 20-02-0065 Programs for care/supervision of students before or after school, or during vacation periods
O.C.G.A 20-02-0154 Remedial education program
O.C.G.A 20-02-0161 QBE formula/program weights
O.C.G.A. 20-02-0159.2 Coordination between high schools and postsecondary institutions to minimize need for remedial course work for students in postsecondary institutions
Rule 160-4-2-.11 Promotion, Placement, and Retention
Rule 160-4-2-.14 Instructional Extension
Rule 160-4-5-.01 Remedial Education
Federal Reference Description
20 USC 6311 Strengthening and improvement of elementary and secondary schools-State plans
20 USC 6312 Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies-Local Educational Agency Plans
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