Virtual program

Calcasieu will introduce the program’s virtual qualifications for the next school year

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – With the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the Calcasieu Parish School Board will offer an evolved and enhanced virtual program for students. The need for a quality virtual program is here to stay, and faculty and school board staff will ensure that a virtual option remains in place for students who qualify.

Going forward, the board will limit qualified students to participate in virtual learning. Qualifications have been established to ensure that all students receive the best education possible for success in their school careers in our district.

These qualifications are described by grade level as follows:

Students who enroll in the CCR in these classes will be required to remain enrolled in the program for the entire school year. Extenuating circumstances will be assessed on a case-by-case basis as they arise. Students must have reliable Internet access at home, attend orientation with a parent/guardian, and meet daily attendance requirements. Virtual instruction for students in these levels will all be delivered by CPSB CCR teachers.

For students enrolled in special face-to-face programs such as TELC, STEM, Magnet, French Immersion or NEST, enrollment in CCR will result in the loss of their place in the program for the entire school year. The student can register again for the face-to-face program the following year if places are available.

Current CCR Students – Application will be made through current CCR teachers and students must have the following qualifications:

  • C or better average in previous courses
  • 10 unjustified absences or less
  • No breach of CCR discipline
  • Recommendation of former CCR teacher(s)
  • Approval from school administrators
  • K-3 students: official medical recommendation (not admissible in hospital/at home)

New CCR students in K-3

  • Official medical recommendation (not admissible in hospital/at home)

New CCR students in 4-8

  • B or better average in previous courses
  • 10 unjustified absences or less
  • Approval from school administrators

WHERE

  • Official medical recommendation (not admissible in hospital/at home)

To complete an application for a K-5 student, click here. To complete an application for a student in grades 6-8, click here.

The virtual program at the secondary level will be conducted using a hybrid teaching model. Students will participate in their core subjects and general elective credit with CPSB CCR teachers on a live synchronous platform. Other courses, such as electives, will be delivered on CPSB’s new online asynchronous platform, Edgenuity.

Students who enroll in CCR in these classes will be required to remain enrolled in the program for the entire first semester. To be accepted into the CCR program at the high school level, students must have an official medical recommendation or proof of extenuating circumstances which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Grades, attendance and behavior will be factors of approval.

If a student enrolled in the CCR program fails a course, they may be required to return to a face-to-face teaching setting.

To complete an application for a student currently enrolled at CPSB, click here.

To complete an application for a student who is not currently enrolled in CPSB, click here.

The deadline for all applications is May 31, 2021. Details regarding meal arrangements and other matters will be determined based on registration and communicated to families after acceptance into the program.

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