A student who drops a course during the first four weeks (two weeks on 4x4) of the grading period may do so without any entry on his/her permanent record card.
If a student requests a withdrawal from a class after the fourth week (two weeks on 4x4) the principal shall determine whether the student receives a Drop F, No Credit, or Partial Credit. In addition, students with extraordinary circumstances may apply in writing to transfer from an AP course to a college preparatory course that meets the same high school graduation requirement after the fourth week (two weeks on 4x4). Prior to making a decision, the principal shall meet with the Advanced Placement teacher to discuss the student's request. If a transfer is granted, the student shall be allowed to transfer the non-weighted grade earned at the time of transfer in the Advanced Placement course to the college preparatory course that meets the same graduation requirement. The final semester grade shall be calculated by averaging the non-weighted Advanced Placement course grade with the college preparatory course grade. The proportionality for the final semester grade shall be calculated based on the number of days enrolled in each course.
Grades for a student in foster care shall not be lowered if the student is absent for any reason specified in Education Code 49069.5.