There are a lot of options for online learning these days. Which options are best for your student? There are many important factors to consider, so make sure you are choosing the right online program.
“I’ve heard that online classes are easier than regular classes.”
Actually, online classes tend to be more difficult to complete than live classes. There is more responsibility on the student to perform as the teacher is not in regular proximity to provide live encouragement. Successful online students need to be motivated and self-disciplined.
Talk with your guidance counselor BEFORE you sign up for ANY online class. There are many very important things to consider.
Attention Athletes! If you plan to participate in athletics in college at the NCAA Division I or Division II level, it is your responsibility to make sure the online classes you choose meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
If you are a 9-12 grade student enrolled in the Davis, Jordan, Murray, Park City, Nebo and Tooele School Districts, you can sign up for online credits with Utah Students Connect. Visit the website for information and see your guidance counselor to sign up. For technical assistance, please contact Tricia Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-645-5600.
These links are provided to help you find the solution that is best for you and your student. It is very important that you discuss your plans with your guidance counselor.
BYU Independent Study
Statewide Online Education Program