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Enrollment for Boise School Districts's online learning program starts today

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 14:47:07-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise School District announced registration for the new Boise Online School begins July 13. The program is for students who are unable to attend traditional in-person school this fall.

Registration lasts until July 31. Only current Boise School District students or students with an approved Open Enrollment status from another district may attend Boise Online School.

The program is a stand-alone school that will provide K-12 instruction in all core content areas and basic electives. The school will be presented in an online format, and the Boise School District will implement a one-to-one technology device strategy in August to fully support online learning.

"The online school cannot fully replicate the traditional Boise School District school offerings, explained Boise School District Superintendent Coby Dennis. "However, it will be held to the same level of quality instruction and student learning and engagement."

Boise Online School will progress students towards meeting graduation requirements until they can safely attend in-person school. Boise School District will teach online courses using certified teachers, built around Idaho's content standards and the district's policies.

"Boise School District teachers will be fully trained to deliver the District's curriculum in an online setting," added Superintendent Dennis. "In addition to our online school, we want to reassure our parents that all of our teachers will be prepared to offer online learning should our district or any of our schools are forced to close due to COVID-19."

Some elements and courses may look different online. School counselors can help parents ensure a child's needs and interests are met as well as possible. You can find a link to register for Boise Online School here.