(INDIANAPOLIS) - Senate Bill 179, which would require every high school student beginning with the class of 2017 to complete an online course before graduation, has raised some concern.
High schools are wondering where they will find the online curriculum to offer and how they will find the funding to develop it if that is needed.
Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with high schools across the state offering dual credit courses to over 25,000 students and saving parents $12.2 million. Ivy Tech can be a partner to our high schools across the state to solve the on line challenge they will face if Senate Bill 179 becomes the law.
Ivy Tech Online, a division specifically responsible for developing online programming, has recently commissioned a study to assess the high schools' needs for online instruction based on its dual credit model. The College intends to review the results of this study in combination with any state mandates yet to come and package a program or programs that will meet the needs of the high schools and, more importantly, the needs of the students.
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