The Board recognizes that on‐line coursework may be a good alternative for students to not only meet graduation requirements but, also have the opportunity to take advanced or other courses not offered by the District.
Students may earn credits to be applied toward graduation requirements by completing on‐line courses offered through accredited sources, such as the Iowa On‐Line Learning. Credit from an on‐line course may be earned only in the following circumstances:
- Although the course is offered at the high school, the student will not be able to take it due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict that would keep the student from meeting graduation requirements; or
- The principal, with agreement from the student’s teachers and parents, determines the student requires a differentiated or accelerated learning environment.
Students applying for permission to take a on‐line course will complete prerequisites and provide teacher/counselor recommendations to confirm the student possesses the maturity level needed to function effectively in an on‐line learning environment. In addition, the express approval of the principal shall be obtained before a student enrolls in an on‐line course. The school must receive an official record of the final grade before credit toward graduation will be recognized.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop a plan to implement this policy.
Approved: November 14, 2005
Revised: May 26, 2015