Lauderdale County Optional School
SEGA (Secondary Education Graduation Academy)
Proposed Implementation Plan:
Class of 2010 - 2012
Students must successfully complete 20 units.
Class of 2013 and Beyond
Students must successfully complete 22 units.
Request for Board Approval:
In order for a student to graduate from the Lauderdale County School System through the Secondary Education Graduation Academy (SEGA), he/she must- (1) earn the minimum number of credits for courses required by the State Board of Education, and (2) pass all required state assessments.
SEGA Referral Steps:
1. The SEGA referral process begins with the Graduation Coach and School Counselor. Each will review the student's academic history, discipline, and attendance. Basic criteria for SEGA placement -
2. During the referral review, students are to remain in their home school until notification of SEGA acceptance.
3. The Graduation Coach and School Counselor will complete a SEGA graduation Checklist and attach copies of the student's transcript and current course schedule. This information is to be delivered to the Optional School Principal.
4. The Optional School Principal will review the information collected and schedule a meeting with the student, parent, and graduation coach. During the meeting a Personalized Education Plan (PEP) will be developed outlining course requirements and a timeline for completion; if an IEP is involved, the student's case manager will be contacted and the meeting will also serve as an official IEP meeting.
5. ONce all parties agree on SEGA placement, the Optional School Principal will immediately inform principals, school counselors, and graduation coaches via email.
6. The Optional School Principal will provide a course schedule to the appropriate school counselor in order to make immediate changes in STAR.
7. A student accepted into SEGA will begin classes at the Optional School on the nest school day. The student will be expected to follow the dress code of his/her respective school.