In order to allow flexibility in designing a student’s program and to ensure that all students can qualify for the secondary school diploma, substitutions may be made for a limited number (to a maximum of 3) of compulsory credit courses using selections from the remaining compulsory courses offered by the school. The decision to make a substitution for a student should be made only if the student’s educational interests are best served by such substitution. If a parent or an adult student requests a substitution, the Principal will determine whether or not this should be made. A Principal may also initiate consideration of whether a substitution should be made. The Principal will make his or her decision in consultation with the parent or adult student and appropriate school staff.