When a course failure occurs, a student is given an opportunity
to remove the failing grade through our retake process.
Christian Liberty does not offer test retakes. If a student fails
a test, the failing grade stands. If the failing test grade results
in a course failure, see Retaking a Course below.
Course retakes are only available to students who fail a course and
those who receive a final grade of “D.” A student cannot
retake a course if a final grade of “C” or higher was
Our Customer Service Research Department processes all course retakes.
If you need to request a retake, you may contact
us (by email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have questions about one, you should address your correspondence
You will be responsible for all administrative costs related to the
retake (as determined by CLASS), as well as any extension fees that
may result from its assignment. You will also be charged for any
course materials that CLASS may need to ship.
If a course is retaken, the previous course is deleted and replaced
with the new course. The grade awarded on the new course will then
become the student’s official grade.
A student may retake a course only once. If the course is
failed a second time, the “F” will stand, and the failing grade
may prevent your student from graduating. In select cases, CLASS
may be able to assign an additional course to make up for the credit
The course assigned for the retake may or may not be identical to
the original course assigned. Determination as to what course will
be assigned in a retake is at the discretion of CLASS.
All retakes must be completed within the maximum number
of quarters available for the grade level. The total amount of time allowed to
complete a grade level does not change—even if the retake is
assigned at the end of a student’s fourth quarter. You will
be responsible for any extension fees.
If a retake cannot be assigned due to time constraints, a repeat
of grade level may be required.
Retakes fall into the following three (3) categories.
||If a student fails a course required for graduation, the
course must be retaken before a diploma can be awarded.
For grade levels eight through twelve, CLASS will send you
notification that a retake is required along with the paperwork
necessary to initiate the retake process. Retakes in grades
K–7 are not required by CLASS and, therefore, must be
initiated by you.
Notification by CLASS will not occur until after a final grade
of “F” has been awarded. CLASS cannot notify a
family of courses that the student will eventually fail before
all coursework has been received and processed.
||Students will voluntarily retake a course for two reasons:
they want to improve their GPA and class rank, and they do
not want an “F” appearing on their transcript.
||Students do not need to retake a course if it is not
required for highschool graduation, regardless of the final grade.
CLASS will, however, send you notification of the failed
course (for grades 8–12 only), as well as the paperwork
necessary to initiate the retake process.
||A student has the option to retake any course—required
or otherwise—if that student receives a final grade
The family must request the retake; CLASS will not initiate
this process by sending you any kind of notification.
The final grade on the retake course will stand, even
if the final grade is lower than the original.
||Retaking of courses failed in kindergarten through
seventh grade is not required. CLASS
failed in these grade levels. You must initiate such
retakes, if desired.
Although kindergarten students are not required to retake
any courses failed at their grade level, no Certificate
of Completion will be awarded if the final grade
In some situations, you may desire to or be required to repeat an
entire grade level.
||If a failure due to cheating or plagiarism results in a course
failure, CLASS may permit the student to retake a substitute
course in the same subject (if available) at the family’s
request and at the discretion of CLASS. All terms of the retake
(if approved) will also be at the discretion of CLASS.
Should a retake be approved, the student will be penalized
one letter grade regardless of the student’s actual score
on the retake. All other retake policies and procedures apply.
When a repeat-of-grade (ROG) occurs, the courses previously listed
for that grade level are deleted and new courses are assigned. At
the discretion of CLASS, we may decide to move some or all of the
previously assigned courses to the repeated grade level so that:
|these courses do not have to be retaken;
the academic credit for these courses can apply toward graduation
||If a grade level is not completed by the end of the seventh
quarter, the student is withdrawn from that grade, and the
grade level expires. If the incomplete courses are required
for graduation, the grade level may have to be repeated. Contact
our Customer Service Research
Department (by email at email@example.com)
to determine whether this is necessary.
||Students in grades 8–12 who fail the same required course
a second time no longer qualify for graduation. Families may
appeal in writing for special consideration if they find themselves
in such a situation. Based on the merits of the appeal, CLASS
may approve a repeat-of-grade (ROG) to allow the student a
final attempt to fulfill graduation requirements. Such approval
is completely at the discretion of CLASS based on the merits
of the case as determined by CLASS.
||If a student is below grade level in several subjects,
either as a result of poor standardized test scores or because
of a special status situation,
the family may choose to have him repeat the grade level. Doing
so will allow him to be assigned the
next level of courses, which will bring him more in line with
the grade level enrolled in (and possibly remove any special
status designation). Contact our Enrollment
Department (by email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you wish to pursue this option.
Depending on the nature of the ROG, tuition and fees for an
ROG may vary and will be assessed at the discretion of CLASS.