Course Access: Reimagining What’s Possible for Education

What if a student’s access to high-quality learning was no longer bound by geography, onsite resources, school size or the availability of books and teachers? Fortunately this is increasingly possible thanks to a set of enabling policies and practices that allow students to enhance and expand their supplementary education options.

Course Access is a state level policy that expands the model of educational delivery, allowing students to complement their traditional classroom experience by accessing courses not available in their own school. This includes partnerships with trade schools and college courses as well as online courses.

These extended options enable a collaborative effort of deeper learning for students that better prepares them for college and/or career without having to pay tuition or delay entering the workforce. Course Access can give students early opportunities to jump start their career exploration and change the trajectory of their lives.

It can also help school districts to innovate when solving unique challenges, whether it be offering hard-to-staff courses, serving students with medical challenges or offering credit recovery options.

This video from ExcelinEd explains what Course Access is and shares the real life stories of several students who found success by choosing this learning option:

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