What is an online course?
Online courses are courses offered to
students via the internet. All of the course materials including
textbooks, reading materials, assignments, quizzes and tests are online.
Students work independently on the computer to complete their assignments,
tests and quizzes.
How many online courses may students
CPS High School students will be allowed to access
one online course.
Are online courses only for Seniors?
NO. As of September 14, 2012, all actively enrolled CPS high school students may take credit recovery, general education or advanced
placement online courses. Please
review and complete the application at www.cps.edu/cpsseniorsonline for additional information.
How much does the online course cost?
CPS is offering online courses to CPS High School students at no cost to students or parents.
How does a student access an online course?
Online courses are web based.
Therefore, we are able to accommodate students who are able to work in
local libraries, computer labs or from home based computers with internet
access. To get started, students, parents/guardians or safe site staff should
register using the form at www.cps.edu/cpsseniorsonline. Upon acceptance of the online
registration, a link will be sent to students with a username, password and
instructions on accessing their course via email.
Can students receive course credit
for these online courses?
Students who work off site (home,
library, computer lab) may be eligible to earn credit for their online courses.
Students who are at CPS Safe Sites can also access online courses but
course credit will not be available during the work stoppage (per State
law). Students must complete their
entire online course to be eligible to receive course credit.
When should students work on online courses?
Students are encouraged to work on their courses daily during
the strike. Once school begins, students may elect to keep and complete
their courses. If the course is dropped, credit will not be earned.
Who will grade the student’s assignments?
Online courses taken for course
credit are facilitated by Illinois Certified teachers who work solely online. These
teachers are hired by course vendors to facilitate course progress and grade
written assignments. The online teachers are accessible by email, telephone and live
chat sessions. Online
courses that are not taken for credit have assignments, quizzes and unit exams
which are graded automatically by the computer within the course.
What should we do to obtain course credit for completed courses?
Students who complete their online
courses should ask their school counselor to assist with transferring course
credit to their transcripts. School counselors or programmers who need
assistance with credit transfers may contact the CPS Virtual Learning
Program for information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if we register and do not receive an email
with the login information?
We will email all registrants using
the email address on the online registration form. If you have not received an
email in 2-3 days, you may have entered your email address incorrectly. Staff
at all CPS Safe Sites will have a roster of registered students username and
login accounts. If you are not attending
a safe site, please call 773-553-1000 or email email@example.com
for help with username and password information.