April 13, 2016
ASD iSchool gives students more opportunities than ever to be successful and graduate high school by allowing them to personalize their learning while still making progress on graduation requirements they need. This year the program, which offers online core and elective courses for credit, serves more than 170 sixth-grade students taking pre-algebra and more than 2,000 high school students, with an additional 1,000 high school students expected to enroll in online courses this summer.
“The program provides students choices by expanding access to a variety of learning opportunities for all students regardless of their home school,” said Superintendent Ed Graff. “While our district has offered online courses for 14 years, ASD iSchool is innovative because we are maintaining successful, personal connections with students while they are completing their coursework online.”
Students who enroll in an ASD iSchool course continue to communicate regularly with an instructor and have the option to check-out laptops and modems which enable them to complete coursework at home. Students must complete an orientation which helps them understand their role and responsibility in their own learning and provides guidance on how to be successful in an online learning environment.
High school students may take one online course per semester, and additional courses with counselor approval. ASD iSchool students have a 95 percent pass rate.
Students say they benefitted from taking an online class because they were able to complete assignments at their own pace and on their own time, it made room for electives in their schedules and it allowed them to maintain their job while continuing their schooling.
In the 2014-15 school year, one student completed her entire senior year through ASD iSchool which provided flexibility in her school schedule allowing her to regularly travel and compete in several national sporting events.
Learn more about ASD iSchool through an informational video.