(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, and notwithstanding any other section of the Revised Code, the board of education of any city, exempted village, or local school district that operates a high school shall award high school credit for a course successfully completed outside of regular school hours by a student at an accredited post-secondary institution. Such course may either be free of charge or paid for by the parent, guardian, or custodian of the student. High school credit awarded for a course successfully completed under this section shall count toward the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district. If a course comparable to the course successfully completed under this section is offered by the school district, the district board shall award comparable credit for the completed equivalent course. If no comparable course is offered by the school district, the district board shall grant to the student an appropriate number of credits in a similar subject area.
(B) The board of education of a city, local, or exempted village school district or the governing authority of a community school, when applicable, may adopt a policy under which it may deny high school credit under this section and Chapter 3365. of the Revised Code for post-secondary courses any portion of which were taken during the period of an expulsion imposed by the district's superintendent or the school's governing authority under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code or extended under division (F) of that section.
Effective Date: 09-28-1999