It is an easy three-step process.
Step One: Type in the course you need (for example 9th grade Literature)
Step Two: Type in your zip code. You will then see a list of the online course providers in Georgia who have the course you selected. Their program names have been linked, so click on the program provider's name to access their site for registration information.
Step Three: Utilize the provider's website to register the student in the selected online course.
All Georgia school children grades 3-12 are eligible to enroll in online courses as long as the course is: a) academically appropriate; b) logistically "doable;" and c) keeps the student on track for an on-time graduation.
Per Georgia legislation established July 2012, commonly referred to as Senate Bill 289, student, parents and school districts now have the option to enroll students to maximize online learning opportunities. Senate Bill 289 does not mandate or require an online course for graduation. Students attending public schools (including charter schools) are provided this option at no cost (if taken as part of their regular school day). Non-public students also have the option to take online courses as part of their school day. Additional tuition fees may apply if a course is taken outside of the regular school day. Eligible participating students, both public and non-public, should contact course providers directly to determine course availability and registration information.
The Georgia Online Clearinghouse provides students and parent with information and access to high-quality academic and career-oriented courses, aligned to state and national standards, through a variety of online providers. For more information about what makes up a quality online course, click on the following link provided by iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning)http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/iNACOL_CourseStandards_2011.pdf
If you are a student athlete and plan on taking an online course, please be sure to check with your online course provider to ensure the online course is NCAA approved. Each online provider should have NCAA information posted on their site. For more information about NCAA eligibility, please check the following link: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/eligibility/index.html
Christina Clayton, Ed.D
Director of Instructional Technology