1.A.270 Independent Study and Distance Education

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Administrative Procedure: Independent Study/Distance Education

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

January, 2005

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE:

1.A.270

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When a course is not available to a student at his/her home school and the student chooses to enroll in a course from the Independent Study Option, Distance Delivery, through web-based courses or at any other distance delivery providers within the province, the Border Land School Division shall reimburse the student for the costs of the course, provided that:

 

  • The course is required to complete the grade and is not available in the school timetable.
  • The principal has approved the enrollment of the student in the course.
  • The course is required for entrance requirements at a post-secondary institution, training, or work situation the student intends to pursue.
  • The student provides proof of payment and successful completion of the source to the Border Land School Division Office.

 

 

The initial cost shall be borne by the student/parent/guardian, unless the course is offered only as an alternative form of program delivery, ie a web based course initiated by the school.  Then the cost of the course will be borne by the Division.

 

Schools are to monitor all independent study courses so as to enhance the prospect of successful course completion.  The mentoring is expected to include the assignment of a staff advisor for students on independent study.

 

The principal shall report successful course completion rates to the Superintendent on an annual basis.