CCBOE receives $50K award for blended courses

Published 12:01 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crenshaw County students will now have more access to blended courses thanks to a $50,000 award.

“CCBOE has partnered with Edgenuity to provide engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction and enable schools and the system to meet the academic goals,” Superintendent Randy Wilkes said. “This program will be used via the system’s 1:1 iLearn Initiative, and for other purposes such as, but not limited to: credit recovery, alternative school, homebound program and increase overall school improvement in the school system.”

Some of the possibilities for courses through the partnership, include all core classes, Advanced Placement courses, three years of Spanish and French, and two years of Chinese, German and Latin and many career technical courses.

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Middle School students may be able to participate in math for grades six through eight, English language arts for grades six through eight and foreign languages.

Wilkes said leadership will meet on Nov. 14 to discuss which of the 36 courses the system will offer its students.

“The initial understanding is that prior to taking a particular course, the student will take a pre-test to determine what standards the student has already mastered,” he said. “The computer-assisted program then develops a course of study specifically tailored for the student. In other words, no longer must a student wait on the entire class to master content, they may move at their pace to the next standard and do so until the course is mastered.”

Wilkes said members of the system are excited about the opportunity.