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We commit to providing innovative public education environments for students, their parents and teachers by empowering them to collaboratively create learning opportunities which will develop responsible and contributing members of society.

School Restricted, Disallowed, High Risk, and Other Courses with Special Conditions

Reason for Restricted, High Risk, and Disallowed Courses/Activities

  1. School restricted courses or activities are either high safety risks for our students or high political risks for our school.

  2. Courses or activities currently restricted to 50% of funding are of high political risks.  In the past, schools have been accused of abusing public school funding by offering some of these courses to their students. We understand the educational value of these courses/activities to our students, so have chosen to allow them with a funding cap for accountability purposes.

  3. High Risk courses/activities are those that pose a safety risk for students. These courses require additional conditions to be met before student participation can occur.

  4. The disallowed courses or activities have been disallowed because our school insurance company will not allow us to offer those to our students.

  5. Students must make adequate progress toward the state standards prior to spending instructional funds on any extracurricular activity.. This means that students must have curriculum in the core subjects prior, as well.

  6. It is the responsibility of the ES to approve and monitor student usage of instructional funding.

Restricted Course Policy

  1. Students may take a restricted course all year long if the cost of the course does not exceed the cap for that course.

  2. The ES may not spend more than 50% of the student’s instructional funds for that student for that semester on any one restricted course.

  3. Students may participate in the same course/activity both semesters if the cost of the course does not exceed the 50% cap of instructional funds for that student for the semester of the course.

  4. Students may take more than one restricted course at the same time. Example: martial arts and skiing may be taken the same semester as long as the ES of the student can approve the funding and the educational value for their student and the student is making appropriate academic progress.

Currently Restricted Courses

The following courses/activities are currently restricted to a 50% cap of instructional funds deposited for that student for each semester:

  • Archery
  • Golf classes
  • Horsemanship
  • Ice skating
  • Martial arts
  • Gymnastic, tumbling, parkour classes or any utilizing rebounding devices
  • Ski/Snowboard classes
  • Tennis classes
  • High Risk Courses
  • The following courses/activities have additional requirements and the requisition approval time may take longer:
  • Archery
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastic, tumbling, parkour classes or any utilizing rebounding devices
  • Horse related (involving proximity to horses)
  • Rock climbing - Indoors
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching (on water)

Additional Conditions/Requirements that MUST be met when requesting a High Risk class or activity:

  1. ES must ensure vendor is a commercial vendor, supplying all necessary equipment and safety equipment
  2. ES must collect an Field Trip Permission Slip prior to the start of class/activity
  3. ES must ensure that the vendor's insurance certificate is current by viewing vendor information from requisition screen.

Disallowed Courses

The following courses/activities are currently disallowed.  If a family requests an activity that could potentially be dangerous and cause injury to the student, but the course is not listed below, please contact your advisor. This list is not all-inclusive:

  • Aerial arts
  • Aircraft related
  • Bungee jumping
  • Cosmetology
  • Dirt bike or motorcycle riding
  • Gymnastics on horseback
  • Ice/Roller hockey
  • Kart racing
  • Kayaking
  • Kickboxing or Boxing
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor rock climbing
  • Sailing/Boating lessons
  • Scuba diving
  • Sculling
  • Skateboarding
  • Sky diving (indoor or out)
  • Slacklining
  • Surfing
  • Therapy horsemanship
  • Water polo
  • Water skiing
  • Whale watching on water
  • Welding
  • White water rafting
  • Wrestling
  • Zip-lining

**The school cannot pay for team sports, dues, or fees (membership fees, materials fees, registration fees, etc.).


4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A  Placerville, CA 95667
Phone 800-979-4436 
Fax 530-295-3583

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