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Audit and Drop Options

Audit Option

If a student would like to benefit from the instruction and feedback of a particular course but not do all the work associated with that course, we will on a case-by-case basis consider an Audit option for that course. In the Audit option:

  • Student participates in the class and submits any work (e.g., reports, papers, exams) from the regular assignment schedule that the family wants evaluated.
  • Teacher will evaluate and provide feedback on any regular work submitted on time.
  • Teacher will grade submitted items to the same standard for all students, without making special grading standards for an incomplete assignment submitted by a student auditing the class.
  • TPS will not provide a semester grade or final grade, and provides no transcripted credit for an Audit course.
  • Audited class does not count as a prerequisite for a follow-on course in TPS, so a student who had audited a prerequisite course would have to pass applicable placement requirements to take a follow-on course, or would have to obtain special permission from the follow-on course’s teacher to accept the audited course as a prerequisite.
  • AP courses will generally not be approved for Audit. TPS College courses are not eligible for dual college credit if the Audit option is applied.
  • There is no reduced price for an audited course.
  • Teacher and TPS must approve the Audit option. Send email to TPS Support to request this.
  • Audit option requests are approved at the discretion of the teacher and TPS. Audit option requests will generally not be considered after:
    • Summer course (6 class weeks): No restrictions
    • Full Year course (32 class weeks): Saturday prior to start of class week 25
    • Fall or Spring Term course (16 class weeks): Saturday prior to start of class week 13

Because students taking a class in an audit status may be less likely to take a follow-on course, we will accept non-audit students in priority over audit students, and we generally will not enroll Audit students until after August 1 (June 1 for summer classes).

Drop Option

Course drops after class starts are subject to the following conditions and provisions:

  • For a dropped course, all assignment and grade data is removed and inaccessible.
  • No partial credit is available, regardless of when the course is dropped.
  • Drop Fees will generally be applied.
  • The student will generally not be permitted to take further courses in the same subject, and will generally require an administrative waiver to enroll in future TPS courses.
  • Drop requests are approved at the discretion of TPS. Send email to TPS Support to request this. When the drop request is not approved but the student stops participating, the student is given zero’s for any unsubmitted work, and TPS grade reports and transcripts will reflect the course grade accordingly.
  • Drop requests will generally not be considered after:
    • Summer course (6 class weeks): Saturday prior to start of class week 4
    • Full Year course (32 class weeks): Saturday prior to start of class week 17
    • Fall or Spring Term course (16 class weeks): Saturday prior to start of class week 9
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