The School Aid Act has expanded access to online learning by allowing students in grades 5-12 to take up to 2 online courses per semester with parental consent. Online courses require just as much, if not more, time and energy as traditional classroom courses. It also requires specific computer skills and learning strategies in order to succeed. Please refer to the Parent Guide to Online Learning. to help you determine if this type of learning is suitable for your child.
Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child when investigating if an online class is right for him/her. These factors include:
- Can your student create and maintain a study schedule without face-to-face interaction of a teacher?
- Can your student self-advocate to seek help within a virtual setting?
- Does your student possess the independent study habits needed to complete an entire course online without direct supervision?
- Does your student have the reading, writing, math, and computer literacy skills to succeed in a class that is completely online? Additional information is contained with the Parent Guide to Online Learning.
Should you request that your child participate in the online class experience please note the following:
- The highly qualified teacher providing content for the course will only be available remotely via email or possibly phone and will not be an District 7 employee.
- Students will work independently outside of the traditional classroom setting and will not be present with their current teacher or classmates during that subject.
- Students will be monitored by an assigned mentor who will track their progress/check in with the student weekly. Changes to the existing student schedule may be necessary.
- If approved, both parent and student must agree to the 21f Online Learning Course Contract
All requests for online courses must be made on or prior to May 15th for the 2016-17 school year for Semester 1, and prior to December 1st for Semester 2 of the 2016-17 year.
Please contact your child's counselor for additional information.
Counselor to students with the last names beginning with the letters A-K
Kerry Herd (313) 203-3198, firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor to students with the last names beginning with the letters L-Z