Last school year (2010-2011) we were able to have credit hours of our school being transferred to high schools in Cobb county, we are currently working with Gwinnett county to assure the transfer and recognition of our statewide accreditation.
Our initial experiences with the Carnegie credit hours transfer are as follows:
• The individual high school administration and the particular County Language Coordinator needs to be informed of our DSD Program and the students participation PRIOR to asking for the credit hour transfer, i.e. at the beginning of the school year, not after passing the test.
• Each county has established their own amount of hours the student had to be exposed in a classroom setting, which needs to be verified with attendance reports. This is in addition to passing the test, and for the local US school administration it is a vital part of granting the Carnegie transfer. (And as we have learned, it can be a stumbling block).