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Lower Merion School District


Academic Deadlines for 2020-2021

  • June 15, 2020 - Last student day and last day to request a course and/or level change for all courses for the 2020 - 2021 school year.
  • September 25, 2020 - Final day to withdraw from a first semester or year-long course without appearing on a student’s transcript.
  • October 23, 2020 - Final day to withdraw from a first semester course with a “WP” or “WF.” Final day to withdraw from a year long course with a “WP.” After this date, the grade on the transcript will be an “F.”
  • February 7, 2021 - Final day to withdraw from a second semester course without having it appear on the student’s transcript.
  • March 13, 2021 - Final day to withdraw from a second semester course with a “WP” or “WF.”

Auditing Courses

Students may audit courses offered at Harriton High School or Lower Merion High School on a space-available basis. Auditing courses can provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of interest. The student must submit a written request and obtain written approval from the counselor, assistant principal, and course teacher prior to beginning the course.

Credit Earned as a Result of Receiving Tutoring

The Lower Merion School District does not award credit for study under the direction of private tutors. However, students receiving homebound instruction by District-approved tutors may earn credit for such instruction with the approval of the Superintendent.

Lower Merion School District Summer School Program

Each summer, Lower Merion School District offers a summer school experience that provides two basic opportunities for students in select courses:

  1. Credit Recovery
  2. Advanced Credit

During the spring semester of the regular school year, online and face-to-face summer school offerings are published and made known to students. Summer school will run from June 22, 2020 through July 31, 2020.  All face-to-face courses must have a minimum enrollment of 15 students by the last day of registration in order to run.

Additional information about summer school is available from your School Counselor. Please see the summer school brochure for course offerings and tuition costs.

Educational Experience/Coursework Outside the Lower Merion School District

Students often engage in educational experiences or coursework outside the District’s program. While these experiences may enrich and enhance a student’s learning, such courses will not be documented on an LMSD transcript nor be awarded District credit. Enrollment in these experiences is a decision made by a family or student, thus the District will not offer opinion or guidance for participation.

Students are welcome to pursue outside courses on their own. Upon request, the District will evaluate placement into the next best course in the curriculum sequence for students who choose to do so; however, credit will not be awarded towards graduation for outside courses.  In addition, Lower Merion does not recognize courses taken outside the District for acceleration purposes when those courses are associated with a Keystone Exam.

The District does not administer or provide Advanced Placement exams for course offerings outside our high school program.