ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-181

Date Created : 04/07/2010


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Middle School Principals
other: Counselors
Curriculum Coordinators

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
UPDATED 04/07/10: New Smart Core Informed Consent Forms, Waiver Forms, & Course Code Lists

Regulatory Authority:
Standards for Accreditation 9.03.1

Contact Person:
Christopher Barnes

Phone Number:


UPDATED 04/07/2010

This is an update to Commissioner's Memo COM-10-161.

Due to changes in the Standards for Accreditation regarding graduation requirements for the graduating class of 2014 and all graduating classes thereafter, the ADE has produced new Smart Core Informed Consent Forms and Smart Core Waiver Forms. These new forms shall replace all previous versions of the Smart Core Informed Consent Forms. From this point forward, these new Smart Core forms shall be used exclusively.

A Smart Core Informed Consent Form shall be completed for all students in grades 7-12 whose parents/guardians want to enroll the Smart Core curriculum, using the form designated by graduation year of the student. A Smart Core Waiver Form shall also be completed for any student in grades 7-12 whose parents/guardians want to waive the Smart Core curriculum and enroll the student in the Core curriculum, using the form designated by graduation year of the student.

Additionally, ADE has produced Smart Core Course Code Lists to assist schools and districts in determining which course codes may be used to fulfill Smart Core requirements. Course codes provided on these lists shall meet Smart Core requirements as designated.


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