Internet-based instruction programs offered for high school credit shall be approved by and under the supervision of the Board of Education.
- Only students who are enrolled in Union Public Schools shall be allowed to enroll in the Internet-based course for credit. Course fees and equipment are the responsibility of the student/parent.
- Students must make application to enroll in Internet-based courses through their school counselor. The principal shall appoint a certified staff member to serve as the building level contact person to assist students enrolling in internet-based courses.
- The principal or designee shall evaluate and approve/disapprove all students' requests to enroll in courses delivered by means of Internet-based instruction. Only those pre-approved enrollments shall be eligible for credit granted by the district.
- Students earning credit by means of Internet-based instruction shall participate in all assessments required by the Oklahoma School Testing Program. No student shall be allowed to participate in these assessments at a place other than the school site at which the student is enrolled.
- Exams relevant to the Internet-based course must be proctored by the certificate staff member assigned as the contact person.
- Students will only receive a maximum of 4.0 weighted grade point for Advanced courses, including Advanced Placement Courses. No weighted grades can be earned. Only students classified as grades 9-12 are eligible and may only take one Internet-based course at a time unless there is scheduling conflict.
- Courses offered for credit by means of Internet-based instruction shall be aligned with the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS).
- To qualify for credit, Internet-based courses must be accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI) or the Commission on the International and Transregional Accreditation (CITA).
- Instructors of Internet-based courses shall be: (a) certified in the content of the course offered, or (b) a faculty member at an accredited institution of higher education, possessing the specific content expertise necessary to teach the course.