SENATE BILL 289 ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Request for Online Courses
SenateBill 289 allows districts to provide students the option of taking an online course beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. The legislation does not require an online course to graduate, but provides an online learning option should your student or you choose this option. Participation in online courses during the school day is subject to the availability of personnel to supervise students and the capacity of theschool to accommodate learners on computers. However, students may choose to take a course outside of the school day at their own expense.
There is a clearinghouse of online courses and course providers available for you. This clearinghouse provides parents and students the ability to searchfor available courses, online course providers, and guidelines for what constitutes high quality online courses. The clearinghouse may be accessed through the following link: http://www.gadoe.org/_layouts/GADOEPublic.SPApp/Clearinghouse.aspx.
Please note that certain providers listed on the clearinghouse require students to withdraw from the Dawson County School System in order to participate.
Ifyou are interested in enrolling your child in an online course, please contact the school counselor office prior to the beginning of the school year.