Students may request approval to take a course outside of VCHS. Such courses must be for "recovery credit" only (a make-up of a low or failing grade), except in the case of Geometry (which may be taken for original credit).For inclusion on the VCHS transcript, all outside courses must meet the following criteria:
- The educational institution must be accredited.
- The course must be UC-approved. https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist#/list/search/all
- The course must apply directly to a VCHS graduation requirement. Elective courses are not included on the VCHS transcript.
- An official transcript/grade report must be provided to VCHS by the educational institution. It is the student's responsibility to make sure such a report is provided to VCHS.
A maximum of 1.0 transfer credits per core discipline (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language) may be taken at an outside accredited institution during the high school career. A student may not exceed 3.0 total transfer credits across the core curriculum during their high school career.Students wishing to earn transfer credit for non-VCHS classes must submit the application below and receive PRIOR approval. Applications made after the class has been completed are not guaranteed automatic credit.