In unique and specific circumstances, a student who cannot fulfill a Marin Academy graduation requirement may be granted a waiver from the requirement in a specific discipline. Such cases usually involve students with professionally documented learning disabilities, and waivers are extremely rare.

Students and parents should understand the possible consequences of such a waiver for a student’s college and career options. To that end, before a requirement is waived, the Academic Dean, KaTrina Wentzel, and/or the Director of Learning Services, Rebecca Gustin, will speak with the parent and /or student. Students and parents must also understand that Marin Academy may not be able to replace a waived requirement, for example a world language, with another academic course, and that a student who has been granted a waiver will not receive any special treatment in the scheduling process.