Senate Bill 289 (Online Learning Opportunities)
Senate Bill 289 allows districts to provide students in grades 3 through 12 the option of participating in on-line learning programs. This option is provided with the understanding that requests are approved based upon the available infrastructure either physically, or technologically available to the school.
Request for Online Courses
Students have the option of requesting one online courses during the school day as a regularly scheduled class, or outside of the school day working independently from home..
Paulding Virtual Academy: Paulding Virtual Academy is Paulding County's newest option for student interested in online and blended learning. PCSD recognizes the changing educational landscape and the increasing use of technology to supplement and/or provide education. The district also recognizes that student learning styles vary and that the brick and mortar style of education may not maximize the potential of all students. Some students may wish to accelerate academics and participate in dual enrollment. Other students may find the regular school building overwhelming and thereby find it difficult to focus. PVA is designed to serve all students from the most academically challenged student to the scholar. Please review information on our district website.
https://www.paulding.k12.ga.us/Page/29099 (What is Paulding Virtual Academy?)
During School Hours: Requests are subject to counselor and administrative approval, school infrastructure, and supervision. There will be no cost incurred by the student for courses taken during any of the regular periods of the school day. Online course options may be accessed through our district online course catalog, Career Planner, Georgia Virtual School, or other vendors and local virtual schools that are on the state-approved list.
After School Hours: Requests are subject to counselor and administrative approval. There will be costs incurred by the student with courses taken outside of the regular school day. Online course options may be accessed through our district online course catalog, Career Planner, Georgia Virtual School, or other vendors and local virtual schools that are on the state-approved list.
Registration Window: To facilitate the process of registration, we will accept an electronic application beginning April 1 through July 1 each school year. The registration window will be for courses to be taken during the upcoming school year. The application will close promptly on July 1st, but there will be a new application window opened each spring for each subsequent year.
The Georgia Department of Education has developed an online clearinghouse of online courses and online course providers available for you. This clearinghouse provides parents and students the ability to search for available courses, online course providers, and guidelines for what constitutes high quality online courses. The clearinghouse may be accessed here.
Request Online Courses