How it Works
Residents of the Ashland School District
Students may take all of their classes online (full time) (grades 6 - 12) or may take some classes online that aren't offered at Ashland High School (part time) (grades 9 - 12). Resident students who are enrolled full time either online or online/on site are eligible to participate in all athletic and co-curricular activities following district policies and guidelines.
Home Schooled Students (grades 6 - 12) – families must register with the School District of Ashland. Students may take up to two courses per semester. Home school students are not eligible to participate in athletic and co-curricular activities.
Special education students may take online classes if included in their IEP.
Non-Residents of the Ashland School District
Full Time Open Enrollment (grades 6 - 12) – families must apply for open enrollment through WI Department of Public Instruction. Students must take online classes onsite at Ashland Middle School or Ashland High School. Students are eligible to participate in athletic and co-curricular activities following district policies and guidelines.
Part Time Open Enrollment (grades 9 - 12) – families must apply for part time open enrollment through WI Department of Public Instruction. Students may take two classes at a time online. Student takes all other classes in their resident district. Students are not eligible to participate in athletic and co-curricular activities.
The district has the right to limit number of students participating in Online Learning Option as determined by budgetary parameters.
The cost of the online learning option and required materials is free to students. Optional materials and technology is the responsibility of the student and his/her parent/guardian. Computer and internet access are not provided by the district.
Local Education Guide (LEG)
Each student is provided a Local Education Guide who will monitor student progress and touch base with the student regularly. The LEG may also be a liaison between the student and the virtual course instructor when problems arise.
Student Commitment and Timelines
Students must commit to completing any virtual course taken within the agreed time period, not to exceed five months (Recovery Courses may have different timelines). To be considered a full time Ashland Online Learning Option student, a student must successfully complete at least one grade level per calendar year. The School District of Ashland in cooperation with the student, the LEG, virtual teacher, parents and school administration will determine if the student will be successful in the virtual course environment within the first 14 days of the course being started. If a student drops or decides not to continue the virtual course within the 14 day limit noted above, courses can be dropped.