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2221_Policy Virtual Programs

The District believes that learning takes place in a variety of situations, environments and locations.  The emergence of virtual education presents extraordinary opportunities for access to information and learning, both within and outside the walls of public schools.  The School Board recognizes virtual education as an appropriate instructional delivery system for students. Virtual education is a method for the District to enhance or expand course offerings and to provide an educational alternative better suited to the learning needs of a diverse population of students.


The District believes that to ensure quality, virtual education courses must:
              A. Be aligned with the vision of the district.                                                                                                                                                                                       

 B.   Be aligned to Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards and/or national and/or international

       standards and/or College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Curriculum.


  C.   Have an identifiable curriculum that is consistent with district curriculum and local standards.
  D.   Be taught by a highly trained and qualified licensed teacher that is certified to teach the

         content of the course.


  E.   Comply with the District graduation and/or advancement requirements.
  F.    Meet all applicable District policies.


  G.   Meet all applicable statutory requirements of the State.


In addition, virtual courses offered by the District will be in compliance with Administrative Guideline #2210 Curriculum Development.


Virtual education courses that meet District requirements will be awarded credit.









Approved/Adopted:  April 23, 2012

Sharon Weinstock,
Apr 24, 2012, 9:47 AM