Understanding Senate Bill 289
Posted by Jason Grizzle on 23 May 2012 02:58 PM

 

Governor Nathan Deal signed the Online Learning Act into law as part of Senate Bill 289 (hyperlink to legislation). This law maximizes online learning opportunities for all students in the state of Georgia. Beginning July 1, 2012, any half unit course taken as part of a student’s regular school day, will cost $250.00 per half unit. Senate Bill 289 Senate Bill 289 Georgia Virtual Learning Georgia Virtual School Georgia Virtual School Senate Bill 289

Georgia Virtual School is an exceptional option for parents and students of:

  • Any half unit course taken as part of a student’s regular school day will cost $250.00 per half unit.
  • There is an immediate cost savings of 20-50% by utilizing the new tuition model without relinquishing FTE.
  • The GAVS Credit Recovery program can help maximize graduation rates at no cost
  • Using GAVS helps districts leverage aligned digital resources, content, and courses in the face-to-face classroom saving discretionary funds.
  • GAVS resources and services can help maximize instructional staff to accommodate student scheduling.
  • There is free access to the Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources website where courses are divided into modules and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards.
  • Districts may apply for, subscribe to, and use Georgia Virtual Learning eSource content. This content may be used in a district's Learning Management System or loaded onto a server and linked to directly.
  • You have the right to choose Georgia Virtual School for your child.
  • Your local district may inform you about online learning opportunities for your child.
  • Your child has access to recover credit(s) free through the Georgia Credit Recovery program
  • Any half unit course taken as part of a student’s regular school day, will cost $250.00 per half unit to be paid by your local school district
  • There is free access to the Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources website where courses are divided into modules and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards.
  • Any half unit course taken as part of a student’s regular school day, costs $250.00 per half unit (to be paid by the home school parent).
  • Georgia Virtual School will continue to offer courses to home school students in partnership with their current home school program.
  • Students are not required to enroll as a full time student; however, Georgia Virtual School does not issue a diploma.
  • There is free access to the Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources website where courses are divided into modules and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards.
  • Any half unit course taken as part of a student’s regular school day, will cost $250.00 per half unit (to be paid by the private school).
  • Georgia Virtual School will continue to offer courses to private school students in partnership with their current private school program.
  • Students are not required to enroll as a full time student; however, Georgia Virtual School does not issue a diploma.
  • There is free access to the Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources website where courses are divided into modules and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards.

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