Kentucky's Online, Virtual, and Remote Learning Program Quick Facts
Does Kentucky have a state-wide online/virtual school or program | NO
Does Kentucky have any multi-district online/virtual schools or programs? | NO
Does Kentucky have any online/virtual charter schools or programs? | NO
Does Kentucky require an online learning course or credit for student graduation? | NO
Does Kentucky have an approval process for third-party online content providers? | NO
Are Kentucky public school districts permitted to create online/virtual programs to serve their students? | YES
School Year 2022-2023 Pupil Attendance Waiver
The 'Pupil Attendance Waiver' for school year 22-23 expires June 30, 2023 for districts that received approval. A new regulation (704 KAR 3:535) is now available for districts to utilize moving forward. It formalizes a path to full-time enrollment for students in grades Kindergarten through Fourth and creates a second design option for full-time enrollment in grades Five through Twleve alongside the Virtual/Performance-based method. If you have questions, please reach out to Ben Maynard at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents and Guardians Interested in an Online/Virtual Progam?
Kentucky's public school districts are granted the ability to design online/virtual programs to meet the needs of their students and community. If you are a parent or guardian seeking information about online/virtual enrollment for your student, start by inquiring with your resident school district to see if they have a program to meet your needs. If they do not, neighboring school districts could have programs and your student may be eligible to enroll based on the district's non-resident enrollment policy. Most parents and guardians find an online/virtual enrollment option in this way. If you struggle to find an option or have questions, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Districts Designing an Online/Virtual Program for your Students?
You have several options to design the program that fits the needs of your students and community. The toolkit linked below is designed as a collaborative exercise for district leaders to provide considerations and actionable steps to help create high-quality online learning experiences for students. The information and examples are aligned to the Kentucky Digital Learning Guidelines, National Standards for Quality Online Programs, relevant Kentucky statutes and regulations, KDE guidance, and examples from online, virtual and remote learning programs across the state of Kentucky.
The five categories of the toolkit are aligned to the Kentucky Digital Learning Guidelines. Each category identifies considerations to ensure consistency of the program to relevant policies, procedures, and best practice. There are also resources for each category to put all the information at the fingertips of leaders while designing or refining your program. New material will be added based upon district questions, needs, and relevant updates that occur affecting your program design. Check back frequently and use the contact information at the bottom of the page for questions and assistance.
Online, Virtual, and Remote Learning Program Toolkit
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A8 Full-time Enrolled Online, Virtual, and Remote Learning Program Considerations
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