Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA calls for the protection of student records once they turn 18 or attend a school beyond the high school level. Dual Credit students fall under this classification.
It is the policy of STC to maintain the confidentiality of academic records and be in compliance with all federal and state laws governing the release of academic records. In accordance with these laws, STC will not permit access to or the release of personally identifiable information contained in academic records to any party without the written consent of the student.
College instructors are required to follow FERPA regulations and release of dual credit student educational information, even to the parent, violates federal law.
For a full version of the policy please visit the Department of Education: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)