Code No.: 603.8
Purpose: To provide guidelines for on-line courses.
Policy: The board recognizes that on-line coursework may be a good alternative for students to not
only meet graduation requirements but, also have the opportunity to take advanced or other courses
not offered by the school district.
Credit from an on-line course may be earned only in the following circumstances:
All required pre-requisite classes have been taken by the student;
If the course is offered at the high school, the student is not able to take it due to
an unavoidable scheduling conflict that would keep the student from meeting
The course will serve as a supplement to extend homebound instruction;
The student has been expelled from the regular school setting, but educational
services are to be continued; or
The principal, with agreement from the student’s teachers and parents,
determines the student requires a differentiated or accelerated learning
Students applying for permission to take an on-line course shall complete prerequisites and provide
teacher/counselor recommendations to confirm the student possesses the maturity level needed to
function effectively in an on-line learning environment. In addition, approval of the principal shall
be obtained before a student enrolls in an on-line course. The school must receive an official record
of the final grade before credit toward graduation will be recognized.
Provided courses are part of the student’s regular school day coursework and within budgetary
parameters, the costs for a pre-approved on-line course, such as textbooks or school supplies, shall
be borne by the District and/or family for students enrolled full-time. The maximum District cost
shall be the same as other PSEO classes ($250).
It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to develop administrative regulations to implement this
Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013)
281 I.A.C. 15
Code No.: 603.8