• Option II

    Opportunities to earn credit toward graduation through alternative pathways.


    The purpose of Option II is to provide educational experiences that are meaningful and relevant, and that provide students with opportunities to explore and achieve at high levels. In order to maximize student achievement and meet diverse pathways for learning, this policy permits students to employ alternative learning experiences that are stimulating and intellectually challenging, and that enable students to fulfill or exceed the expectations set forth in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.


    Option II alternatives requested by eligible students must meet or exceed the proficiencies established by the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards, receive prior approval by the Principal of Academies and/or the Option II Review Committee and demonstrate satisfactory performance as measured by district approved competency assessment instruments in order for credits to be awarded.


    It is understood that participation in Option II alternative experiences is voluntary. Students may fulfill the requirements for graduation by pursuing credits earned through the traditional classroom environment (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1), through alternative learning experiences availed by Option II (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1(a)1ii), or through a combination of both programs. However, approved participation in Option II activities implies student and/or parent responsibility for attendance, transportation, personal safety and well being, specialized equipment and any and all costs not otherwise specified in this policy.


    Morris County Vocational School District Option II Information and Procedures


    Approved Programs for Seeking Option II Credit

    Please refer to the procedures for Option II approval and credit before registering for classes. An application must be approved to earn MCST credit through Option II.

    The following online vendors have been approved for Option II Credit:

    The course must be a comprehensive course (not credit recovery) to be eligible for Option II credit

    The following school districts offer summer programs for accelerated course credit/Option II: