A subcommittee of the Idaho State Board of Education has proposed requiring the Class of 2016 to complete two online credits before graduation. The rule would require one credit to be taken asynchronous, meaning a course in which communication exchanges take place in elapsed time and allows teachers and students to participate according to their schedule. The second credit could be taken in another online format or through a blended model. The rule also allows local districts to develop an alternate route if it is determined a student is unable to complete an online course.
The State Board will hold a series of public meetings to gather public comment on this proposed requirement throughout August. Here is the schedule of public meetings throughout the state:
August 9th, 2011, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University Place, Center for Higher Education (CHE), Room 211
Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID
August 10th, 2011, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Idaho State University, Rendezvous, Room 111
921 S. 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID
August 15th, 2011, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
North Idaho College, Meyer Health Bldg, Room 102
1000 W Garden Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID
August 16th, 2011, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University of Idaho, Student Union Building
709 S Deakin Ave, Moscow, ID
Western Treasure Valley
August 17th, 2011, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fruitland High School
501 Iowa Ave, Fruitland, ID
August 18th, 2011, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
College of Western Idaho
5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, ID
August 22nd, 2011, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
College of Southern Idaho, Taylor Building, Room 277
315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls, ID
For more information on the public meetings or the draft rule, visit: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/meetings/special_events/online_grad_credit_req.asp