File: IGBG





Homebound Instruction


The School Board shall maintain a program of homebound instruction for students who are confined at home or in a health care facility for periods that would prevent normal school attendance based upon certification of need by a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical psychologist.


Credit for the work shall be awarded when it is done under the supervision of a licensed teacher, a person eligible to hold a Virginia license, or other appropriately licensed professional employed by the School Board, and there is evidence that the instructional time requirements or alternative means of awarding credit adopted by the School Board have been met.


Virtual Courses


Students may enroll in and receive a standard and verified unit of credit for supervised virtual courses with prior approval of the principal. The superintendent is responsible for developing regulations governing this method of delivery of instruction that include the provisions of 8 VAC 20-131-110 and the administration of required Standards of Learning tests prescribed by 8 VAC 20-131-30. For courses offered for possible high school credit, standard units of credit are awarded for successful completion of such courses when the course is equivalent to that offered in the regular school program and the work is done under the supervision of a licensed teacher, or a person eligible to hold a Virginia license, and approved by the School Board. A verified unit of credit may be earned when the student has successfully completed the requirements specified in 8 VAC 20-131-110.


Adopted: June 18, 2018



Legal Ref.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, 54.1-2952.2, 54.1-2957.02.


8 VAC 20-131-180.


Cross Ref.: IGBGA Online Courses and Virtual School Programs

IKFD Alternative Paths to Attaining Standard Units of Credit