What’s in Our Credit Recovery Planning Guide?

Nov 18, 2023
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Are you looking for expert guidance on how to create a successful credit recovery program for your school? Edmentum’s Professional Services team has extensive experience in partnering with schools and districts across the nation to support their credit recovery efforts. We want to share our expertise with you!

That’s why we’ve created a free Credit Recovery Program Guide that will help you plan and implement an effective credit recovery program for your school. This guide will help you make informed decisions about various aspects of your program, such as curriculum, staffing, scheduling, and data tracking.


Is your district interested in establishing a brand-new credit recovery program? Building a new program from scratch involves asking the right questions from the beginning to ensure your program launches on a strong foundation. To help you through this initial implementation process, our planning guide will steer you in the right direction by posing questions such as:

What will the criteria for student eligibility be?

  • Student request
  • Teacher/guidance counselor input
  • Cohort comparative data
  • Unit recovery

When will the program be offered to students?

  • Summer break
  • Set times during the school day
  • Before or after school/weekends
  • Anytime, year-round (online)

What are the expectations for the program content?

  • Is it aligned to state standards?
  • Do courses need to be customized?
  • Do students need to complete the entire course to earn credit?

Staying on Track

Once you’ve launched a credit recovery program, it’s time to maintain the program and keep it on track. Our guide will walk you through several best practice procedures to think about, such as:

What procedures do students need to learn to navigate the program?

  • How to ask for help
  • How to log in and out of the program
  • How to navigate to assignments

In what ways can instructors check in with students to discuss progress?

  • Weekly progress meetings
  • One-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Whole-group knowledge check
  • Parent-teacher meetings

Program Management

The goal of a credit recovery program is to have students successfully navigate through it to improve their chances of graduation. It’s important to have all involved stakeholders on the same page when it comes to successfully managing the established program so that it runs smoothly. Our guide will help you begin these important conversations with checklists such as:

What topics should be discussed during educator group meetings (preferably all of the below options):

  • Educator meeting scheduling
  • Student attendance and engagement
  • Instructional issues
  • Reporting best practices
  • Remediation strategies

We know that there are many ways to plan for, run, and maintain a credit recovery program. Utilize our guide to get your started on the right track to supporting student graduation success!

For more best practices surrounding credit recovery, take a look at our Planning Your Credit Recovery Program webinar and our three-part blog series from the perspective of our Edmentum Professional Services team:

This blog was originally published November 2018 and has been updated.

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