The State of Michigan, under Section 21f of the State School Aid Act, has launched the choice for parents to request that their student(s), in grades 6-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled course. Northville Public Schools (NPS) supports online learning, and as a District, we pride ourselves on forward movement on innovative uses of technology to support learning. Our solid history of meaningful and deep learning that takes place across the district with highly qualified Northville teachers is noteworthy and impressive in terms of our accomplishments and student growth. However, we encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100% online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face teacher classroom instruction and support.
Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child when investigating if an online class is right for him/her. These factors include:
A list of the online courses most frequently selected by Northville High School students is available below. However, if you have interest in a course not listed please contact your counselor, as other options exist. While all of these classes have been reviewed from each sponsoring local district, these courses may not necessarily meet the rigor of courses for NPS from a credit or graduation requirement perspective and are, therefore, subject to administrative approval. Additionally, availability of courses is not guaranteed. Courses may have a class size limit and, should that limit be exceeded, students will be placed into the course on a lottery basis. Additionally, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Certification in grades 6-10 does not currently recognize any core content courses offered from Section 21f options.
Should you submit an application for your child to participate in the online class experience please note the following:
Fall Semester Enrollment Deadline: March 17, 2017
Spring Semester Enrollment Deadline: December 20, 2017
Step 1: Review Parent Letter and Online Readiness Rubric
Step 3: Complete, Print, and Submit Online Learning Application