Dropout Reduction: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery
Online and Blended Courses and Modules for High School Students
In the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years the Department funded 14 sites (districts, multi-district partnerships, and regional education collaboratives) through a competitive grant process to develop online and blended courses and modules for high school students that were likely not to graduate.
The overarching purpose of this project was to contribute to a statewide system of online learning options for all students, and courses and materials created through this project will be shared with the Department for ongoing use. These grants targeted projects that worked collaboratively with the Department to create, implement, and evaluate online courses/modules for underserved high school students in alternative education, credit recovery, or credit acceleration programs.
These grantees created over a 100 high school-level courses and modules that are now co-owned by the Department. The Department intends to share these courses and modules free-of-cost with other districts in the Commonwealth. The courses and modules are in Moodle, which is an open-source Learning Management System (LMS).
Please stay tuned for information about how to access these courses and modules and for the evaluation of the grant project.