The educational philosophy at the Overlake School is holistic. Overlake strongly believes that students need to spend time at school developing their ability to think critically and hone their intellect, but also we believe it is imperative that students spend intentional time to develop their physical, mental and social health. In keeping with this philosophy, in addition to the academic requirements herein stated, students are required to complete two co-curricular credits during their time in Upper School. A student‘s diploma and transcript will be held if they do not meet this requirement.
A co-curricular credit will be granted in the following situations:
- Students participate in a school sanctioned club and satisfy all requirements outlined by the club advisor including attendance, participation and any other school approved criteria deemed appropriate by the club advisor. Co-curricular credit given for club participation will be assessed at the end of each semester. One semester in a club = one co-curricular credit.
- Students participate in a non-class dramatic performance as a member of the cast or crew and participate in all activities that are required.
- Students participate in a varsity, junior varsity or club sport offered by the school. Participation must include regular attendance for the entire season. In the event that a student quits a sports team or is removed for any reason mid-season, they will not be given co-curricular credit for that season.
Co-curricular credits are not shown on the student‘s transcript. Credits earned beyond the requirement are not included in the student‘s record. A student cannot receive academic credit and co-curricular credit for the same activity.