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  • Effective: 5/24/1988
  • Revision: 2/25/2014

  1. Board Directive
    Utah Annotated Code §53G-9-803 requires school districts to offer remedial classes for students in grades 7-12.  The Board delegates to the District Administration responsibility for devising and implementing an adequate system of remediation so that students can meet competency levels in all required core subject areas.
  2. Administrative Policy
    It will be the responsibility of the Administrators of Schools to work with principals to ensure that all students are given adequate instruction to meet competency levels in all subject areas.

    1. Meeting competency in all required core class will be defined as receiving a "D-" grade or better in the class.  Any student who receives an "F" in an English, mathematics, science, or social studies required core class has failed to meet the competency level.
    2. Parents will be notified by letter if their student has not met competency in any class.
    3. Students who do not meet competency levels in required core classes--English, mathematics, science and social studies--will be required to remediate the credit through an approved program.
    4. Remediation classes may be offered in summer school, or through approved programs.
    5. The remediation classes will be structured to enable students to receive .25 credit per quarter by successfully completing the remediation class.
    6. Fees will be charged for remediation classes according to the current fee schedule adopted by the Board of Education.
    7. Remediation may not constitute reason to retain a student in a grade level.
    8. Students in grades 9 to 12 will be evaluated as often as necessary to determine their progress toward graduation.
    9. Special education students will be exempted from remediation requirements if they are meeting IEP requirements.
    10. Transportation to and from remediation classes is the responsibility of students and parents.
    11. If a student does not pass a remediation class, the principal may waive the remediation requirement.

  • Effective: 5/17/1983
  • Revision: 2/22/2022

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that non-resident students and charter school students residing in Jordan School District may at times request to be enrolled in the schools of the Jordan District.  The District Administration is therefore authorized to enroll non-resident students, foreign students and charter school students according to the provisions of the following administrative policy, and in accordance with Utah Code §53G-6-302 through 53G-6-404, 53G-6-503, 53G-6-702 through 53G-6-707 and Utah Administrative Code R277-438, R277-494 and R277-612.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The following administrative policy provisions shall be followed in providing for Jordan District enrollment of non-resident students and charter school students who reside in Jordan District.  Students who have previously graduated from high school or equivalent, have exceeded age appropriate placement, or whose class has graduated will not be eligible for enrollment.

    1. In-State District Reciprocity
      1. A student's legal residence is the domicile of the student's custodial legal guardian.
      2. Students from another district may attend District schools following the procedures and expectations outlined in Policy AS93 – Open Enrollment/School Choice.
      3. Students must be prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District.
      4. The student shall be placed as appropriate based on the documented enrollment history provided by the previous school or district.
      5. Charges, if any, for enrolling students from another district are to be arranged with the school districts involved.
    2. Foreign Immigrant Students
      1. Students whose most recent school enrollment was in a foreign country shall be enrolled in their age-appropriate grade in the Jordan School District.
      2. After enrollment, parents or guardians may request retention or acceleration following the process in Policy AS 64 – Student Retention and Acceleration.
      3. Students who have graduated from or otherwise completed a high school program or its equivalent in a foreign country are not eligible for enrollment in the District.
    3. Foreign Non-Immigrant Students
      1. The Board and District administration shall not authorize enrollment for any foreign non-immigrant students if any part of the enrollment would violate the laws, regulations, or guidelines of the United States or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
      2. Foreign non-immigrant students are eligible for graduation from District high schools provided they meet current Utah graduation requirements.
        1. Students must provide official transcripts to receive credit for courses taken in their home country. As credits may not exactly transfer, make-up credits may be required. Students are responsible for the time and expense of make-up credits.
        2. Foreign non-immigrant students who choose not to graduate but complete their 12th grade year in a District school may be recognized by school administration during graduation ceremonies.
      3. Foreign non-immigrant students entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa may be enrolled in the District following the guidelines below:
        1. For students entering the United States on an F-1 visa:
          1) Enrollment will only be allowed in years when the District is authorized by the DHS to issue Form I-20 documents.
          2) Application for original or transferred enrollment must be made prior to July 1 of each year.
          a) Applications must meet all requirements of and provide all
          documentation required by both the DHS and the District.
          b) Applications must include full payment of the per capita cost of tuition |
          and a non-refundable processing fee (as described on the Planning &
          Enrollment website) plus any required school fees. Per DHS
          requirements, payment of tuition and fees may not be waived or paid in
          3) The requested enrollment must be for in-person instruction in grades 10-12 for no more or less than one academic year.
        2. For students entering the United States on a J-1 visa:
          1) Enrollment will be allowed each year that allocations of J-1 student funds are made by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). The number of allocations given to the District by USBE represent the cap on J-1 foreign non-immigrant student enrollment.
          2) Application for original or transferred enrollment must be made prior to July 1 of each year under the following guidelines:
          a) Applications must meet all requirements of and provide all documentation required by both the United States Department of State and the District.
          b) The requested enrollment must be for in-person instruction in grades 10-12 for no more or less than one academic year in one of the following circumstances:

          1. The student is sponsored by an agency approved by the Board of Education, or
          2. The student is sponsored by an agency approved by the Board of Education and enrolls under a one-for-one exchange with a current resident student in a District high school.
            c) Allocations from USBE for J-1 foreign non-immigrant students provide reimbursement to the District for the tuition costs associated with enrollment. When USBE allocations or monies are reduced or not available, the District may, at its discretion:

            1. Withdraw any previously approved enrollment authorizations, Require payment of tuition by J-1 foreign non-immigrant students, or
            2. Grant tuition waivers upon application from the J-1 foreign non-immigrant student or host family.
              1. Tuition waivers are only available to students who otherwise qualify for enrollment in the District.
              2. The number of available waivers will be reviewed regularly by District administration.
              3. Exceptions or denied waiver applications may be appealed to the Board of Education by the host family.
                d) The District may enroll a J-1 foreign non-immigrant student who does not qualify for state monies and pay the tuition costs of the student with other District funds or charge the student the current per capita cost of tuition.
        3. All foreign exchange students work through Planning & Enrollment in Student Services and should not be enrolled at the local school without authorization.
        4. Registration and participation/class fees outlined in AA408 – Fees still apply.
      4. All foreign exchange and foreign students must be approved for enrollment by the Board in an open meeting of the Board.
    4. Non-Utah Residents
      1. Non-Utah residents will be charged a per capita cost unless
        1. Such tuition is waived by the Board in an open meeting of the Board, or
        2. The student qualifies for resident enrollment under item 3 below
      2. The following criteria shall be used to determine fees for non-Utah residents:
        1. The base figure will be the same cost determined to educate a student in Jordan District that was computed two school years previous.
        2. The increase in the Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU) during the past two (2) years will be added to the cost derived in D.2.a.
        3. If the student is to receive or chooses to participate in programs of the District that are heavily subsidized by state or local funding (i.e., Special Education, CTE, Dual Immersion, International Baccalaureate, etc.), the amount charged will be increased by the average cost per student of that program.
      3. The following criteria will be applied to determine if the student will not be charged a tuition fee (§53G-6-302):
        1. The student’s presence in the District is not for the primary purpose of attending school.
        2. The student’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health would best be served by considering the student to be a resident for school purposes.
        3. The student is prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District in which attendance is sought.
        4. The student resides with a responsible adult who is a resident of the District, and:
          1) Has been appointed guardian by a court of jurisdiction; or
          2) Is the student’s noncustodial parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, or aunt; and
          3) Is designated as the student’s custodian in a durable power of attorney issued by the party who has legal custody of the student that grants the custodian full authority for educational or medical services in the interest of the student.
          4) Is married or an emancipated minor.
        5. Enrollment granted under D.3.d.(2) shall require a durable power of attorney.
      4. Non-resident and foreign students require authorization from Planning & Enrollment in Student Services prior to enrolling at the local school.
    5. Resident Charter School Students
      1. A student’s legal residence is the domicile of the student’s custodial parent or legal guardian.
      2. Resident students attending a charter school may attend Jordan School District schools as follows (§53G-6-503):
        1. Resident students attending a charter school may attend their school of residence the following school year if written notification of intent to enroll in the school of residence is submitted to the school no later than June 30 of the current year.
        2. After June 30 or during the school year, resident students enrolled in a charter school may attend their school of residence if there is space available, or a school other than their school of residence by following the procedures outlined in this policy and in Policy AS93—Open Enrollment School Choice.
        3. Charter school students may participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities at their school of residence by following the procedures outlined in this policy and the Student Services Manual.

  • Effective: 5/14/1974
  • Revision: 11/29/2022
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2015

  1. Board Directive
    Jordan District schools are to provide a safe, positive, inclusive and healthy in-person or virtual educational environment where academic learning, personal development, and accomplishment can flourish.  Part of the educational process is learning self-discipline and appropriate behavior.  Therefore, it is the philosophy of the Jordan School District Board of Education to enforce all Utah laws related to conduct on school premises and school buses and to see that students are taught to preserve public property including all school facilities and equipment.
    The Board also recognizes that dress and appearance seriously affect the behavior of students attending school or school sponsored activities and may also impact health, sanitation and safety conditions.  Because experience has demonstrated that the learning atmosphere is improved when students both look and act appropriately, the Board hereby authorizes establishment of standards of student conduct, dress, and appearance.  The Board delegates to the Administration responsibility to see that each school adheres to the conduct, dress, and appearance standards established in the provisions of this policy in a consistent manner.  Further, all District and school staff members shall have a share of responsibility in seeing that these standards are implemented and enforced in classrooms, in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, at school activities, and other occasions as appropriate.  With the approval of district administration and the School Community Council, schools may make minor changes and/or adaptations to the dress and appearance standards in order to address local needs. Schools should seek input from various stakeholder groups.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall implement Board philosophy according to the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Definitions
      1. “Conduct” means the act, manner, or process in which a person behaves on a particular occasion or in a particular context.
      2. “Disruption” means any action, disturbance, problem, or reaction which materially or substantially interrupts an event, activity or process, or causes school personnel to lose the attention of the students, to modify or cease any instruction or school activity, or to deal with student confrontations or complaints.
      3. “School” means any building, property, space, learning environment, sponsored activity or place (in-person or virtual/online) under the direct or indirect control or influence of the District.
      4. “School sponsored activity” means (but not limited to) field trips, tours, performances, ceremonies, competitions, assemblies, events, clubs, camps, classes, games, dances, or travel that is produced, financed, arranged, supervised, or coordinated by school or district personnel.
      5. “School personnel” means the same as defined in DP300-Personnel Philosophy including authorized individuals engaged in a school sponsored activity or purpose by the school or district.
      6. “School administration” means the school principal, assistant principal, or designee responsible for the daily functioning and overall operation of a school.
    2. Student Conduct and Positive Behavioral Expectations
      1. Safe, civil, responsible, and respectful conduct is expected of all students at school or school sponsored activity. Significant or repeated disruptions may be disciplined according to the procedures established in Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.
        1. Behavior at School
          Students are expected to contribute to a productive learning environment in a safe, civil, responsible, and respectful manner.
        2. Behavior at School Sponsored Activities
          As spectators or participants, students are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior, citizenship, and sportsmanship at all activities and to conduct themselves in a safe, civil, responsible, and respectful manner.
        3. Protection and Care of School Property
          Students are expected to use school devices, resources, equipment, and facilities in a safe, civil, responsible, and respectful manner so that school property is preserved and protected.
        4. Digital Citizenship
          Students are expected to use, possess, or care for any district/school owned electronic device or resource used for digital access, commerce, or communication in a safe, positive, courteous, and responsible manner in accordance with the standards established in AA445-Student Information Network Acceptable Use Policy.

          1. When authorized by school personnel, electronic devices or resources may be used at school or school sponsored activity.
          2. Any use of an electronic device or resource, whether personal or district/school owned,  that exploits personal information, disrupts the educational process, creates a hostile, threatening, humiliating, abusive environment (AS98-Bullying, Cyberbullying and Hazing), invades personal privacy or compromises the integrity of educational programs is strictly prohibited.
          3. Sharing, using, or communicating pornographic images, “sexting”, or other sexually suggestive materials, images, thoughts or phrases are strictly prohibited.
          4. The possession, use, or care of any electronic device or resource is a privilege that may be forfeited if it causes a disruption to the learning environment.
          5. At no time shall the District be responsible for preventing theft, loss or damage to personal electronic devices or resources brought to school or school sponsored activity.
        5. Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs or other Illegal Substances
          Use or possession (in any form) of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any illegal substances at school or school sponsored activity is prohibited and is administered in accordance with Policy AS90 - Illegal Substances.
        6. Dangerous or Disruptive Conduct
          Students that engage in dangerous or disruptive conduct, including (but not limited to) use and/or possession of any weapon or reasonable facsimile of a weapon, committing arson, burglary, larceny, criminal mischief, battery or assault, or who engage in activities which violate federal, state or local laws, may be excluded from school. (See District Policy AS67- Discipline of Students ).
        7. Patriotism and Respect for the Flag
          The Flag of the United States of America shall be appropriately displayed at all schools in keeping with customary and accepted practices.  Students shall show proper respect for their country's emblem.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag shall be recited at the beginning of each day in each public school classroom, led by a student in the classroom as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis. At least once per year, students shall be instructed that participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory and it is acceptable for someone to choose not to participate in the pledge of allegiance. Students should show respect for any student who chooses not to participate. (§53G-10-304) Discourteous treatment of the flag or other national symbols may be cause for disciplinary action.
    3. School Dress and Appearance
      Appropriate dress and appearance avoids extremes, exemplifies personal cleanliness, promotes an effective learning environment free of unnecessary disruption(s) and increases school safety, security and sanitation factors. There are a variety of clothing styles which may be popular but are inappropriate for the school or school sponsored activity setting.
      Dress and appearance standards include (but are not limited to) the following:

      1. General Standards
        1. Any clothing, jewelry, accessory, footwear, personal item or appearance practice may be prohibited when it:
          1. Draws undue attention, distracts, disrupts, and/or interferes with the learning environment at school or school sponsored activity.
          2. Endangers or affects the health, safety and/or welfare of the individual or others.
          3. May cause damage or harm to individuals, school devices, resources, equipment or facilities.
          4. Limits the ability to identify the student.
          5. Appears as an attempt to challenge the intent and scope of policy or the authority of the school.
        2. Dress and appearance, including clothing, jewelry, accessory, footwear, personal item or appearance practice, shall be in a manner suitable to the day’s activities consistent with the standards of health, safety, and appropriate behavior. School personnel may require students to wear certain types of clothing for health, safety, security, or sanitation factors or in connection with classes, activities or circumstances.
        3. Clothing, appearance, jewelry, accessory, footwear, and/or personal items shall be free of writing, images, symbols or any other insignias that:
          1. Are lewd, obscene, vulgar, or profane.
          2. Advocate, represent or promote racism, discrimination, violence or hate in any form.
          3. Signify gang affiliation.
          4. Advocate, represent or promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any illegal substance(s).
          5. Advocate, represent or promote criminal or illegal activities.
          6. Infringe on the rights of others.
          7. Are pornographic or sexually suggestive.
      2. Specific dress and appearance standards are found at Student Support Services online at
      3. School administration may authorize exceptions for health/medical issues, religious beliefs, or safety reasons.
      4. School dress and appearance enforcement should be reasonable and seek to minimize the loss of instructional time.
    4. Graduation
      The graduation commencement ceremony is a formal and dignified in-person school sponsored activity which has significant meaning for graduates, parents, families, staff, and the community. The commencement ceremony, from the opening of the processional to the completion of the recessional, honors the collective achievement of the graduating class.
      In order to maintain the dignity, decorum, propriety, and respect of the commencement ceremony, the following is expected of all participants:

      1. Conduct, dress and appearance are to adhere to the provisions in this policy and be appropriate for a ceremony of this nature.
      2. Graduates are expected to wear the prescribed cap and gown without alterations.
      3. Graduates will be allowed to wear recognized items of religious or cultural significance in a dignified manner.
      4. Formal, semi-formal, or customary dress attire is appropriate for a commencement ceremony.
      5. School issued and approved tassels, sashes, pins, hoods, cowls, mantles, cords, insignias, or medals signifying achievement, honor, participation, membership, or recognition may be worn.

Virtual graduation commencement ceremonies or events are school sponsored activities. Student conduct, dress, and appearance standards are contained in II.A-C above and are under the direction of the school administration.


Revision history: 12/4/2004, 8/28/12, 3/26/13, 5/22/18, 10/26/21

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revision: 11/29/2022
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2013

  1. Board Directive
    Recognizing the need for an orderly transition of students between school levels, the Board authorizes the District Administration to conduct appropriate advancement, promotion, and graduation activities.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. Authorization
      The advancement, promotion, and graduation of students is authorized by the Board upon the recommendation of the Superintendent and the principal of the school involved.
    2. Definitions
      1. Advancement:  Movement of students within the three divisions or levels (elementary, middle, and high school) of instruction.
      2. Promotion:  Movement of students from one grade level to another, from elementary to middle school, and from middle school to high school.
      3. Graduation:  Completion of the high school program of studies specified by the State and local Boards of Education.
        NOTE:  The following definitions relate directly to the mandate for optional configurations of the high school program as specified by Utah Code §53A-15-101.
      4. Advanced Placement (AP):  The most rigorous credit courses in the high school curriculum in any discipline area.  Sponsored by and controlled by the College Entrance Examination Board, AP courses each have associated tests that also grant college level credit upon successful completion of the examination designated for that course.
      5. Accelerated Vocational Programs:  Vocational/technical education courses designed to provide college credit to students evidencing a high level of content master/skills in a specialized field.
      6. Early Graduation:  Optional program governed by the creation of a specialized Student Educational Plan for College and Career Readiness and approved by the principal at the least one quarter prior to the date for early graduation; designed for the purpose of allowing a student to graduate after completion of the eleventh grade or at the end of any quarter of the twelfth grade year.
      7. Concurrent Enrollment:  Optional program governed by the creation of a specialized Student Educational Plan for College and Career Readiness that allows a student to enroll in post secondary training/education while attending classes in the regular high school day.  Courses completed in the Concurrent Enrollment program may be used as credit toward high school graduation and/or may be applied to fulfillment of post secondary educational requirements.
      8. Early Admissions:  Optional program governed by the creation of a specialized Student Educational Plan for College and Career Readiness that allows a student to enter post secondary training/education in place of or as part of the normal senior year.  Early Admissions does not preclude the student returning to graduate from high school with his/her class.
      9. International Baccalaureate:  A rigorous program of studies emphasizing critical thinking while encouraging an international perspective.  Students may earn a certificate in a specific course of study and a diploma recognizing completion of the entire program.
    3. Promotion and Graduation Requirements
      Promotion from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school shall be authorized upon satisfactory fulfillment of the requirements specified by the State Board of Education and additional studies required by the Jordan School District Board of Education. Graduation from high school shall be authorized upon satisfactory completion of high school graduation requirements in the Utah educational code and stated in the Jordan School District Credit Guidelines for graduation from secondary schools. (State Board Rule R277-705-3)
    4. Responsibility
      The Administration delegates responsibility for the general coordination of advancement, promotion, and graduation activities to the Administrators of Schools.  Working cooperatively with the school principals, the Administrators of Schools shall make certain that Board and Administrative policies are understood and complied with in conducting school programs.
    5. Advancement
      Teachers and principals shall consider the continuous progress and educational growth of students a major concern as students are advanced from one level to another in the elementary and middle school.  Retentions and accelerations shall be considered on the basis of the best interest and welfare of the student based upon the professional determination of the local school educational team comprised of a school administrator, parent(s)/legal guardian(s), teacher(s) and guidance personnel.  (See Policy AS64 Student Retention and Acceleration)
    6. Promotion
      As students are promoted from one division or level to another, teachers and administrators shall stress the non-terminal nature of promotion and shall encourage students to continue their studies.
    7. Graduation Programs
      Graduation programs shall be conducted according to the following guidelines:

      1. Commencement exercises shall be held to honor those students graduating from high school.
      2. They shall reflect the dignity of youth, the community, and the schools of Jordan School District.
      3. They shall emphasize conservatism in money expenditures required of students, parents, and schools in order not to embarrass the indigent.
      4. No formal programs or exercises shall be held for pupils being advanced from one grade to the next or for pupils being promoted from elementary to middle school or from middle school to high school.
      5. Middle school students shall not purchase class rings, yearbooks, or pins to signify the promotion occasion.
    8. Scheduling
      The scheduling of graduation programs shall be coordinated by the Administrators of Schools.  Selected program dates shall be cleared through the Superintendent's office and placed on the Activity Calendar.
    9. Graduation Attire
      In order to maintain dignity and decorum at high school commencements, students participating in commencement exercises are subject to the graduation dress attire articulated in Policy AA419 Student Conduct and Dress, item D.