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Distributed Learning


Correspondence/online courses may provide students with an acceptable program alternative.


  1. The Principal may approve any senior high courses provided they are eligible for credit enrolment unit grants.
  2. The Principal may approve a junior high course as an alternative to the school’s current offerings.
  3. The supervision and administration of final examinations shall be the responsibility of the Principal.
  4. A Principal may approve a student enrolling in a correspondence/online course if any of the following criteria apply:
    1. Timetable conflicts prevent a student from taking a required course by regular instruction during a school year;
    2. Limited student enrollments prevent the school from offering a required course during a school year; and
    3. The Principal recommends that the student enroll in a correspondence/online course due to exceptional circumstances.
    4. The student has the required pre-requisite.
  5. The Principal shall monitor student progress.
  6. Parents shall be informed of progress in the course at regular reporting periods.
  7. The Principal or designate shall maintain a record of Alberta Distance Learning Centre registered students and associated course cost.
  8. Upon successful completion of correspondence/online course approved by the Principal, the school shall reimburse the entire registration costs of the course.


Sections 8, 12, 20, 39, 45, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent


Reviewed July 2010