Option Two permits district boards of education to determine and establish curricular activities or programs aimed at achieving the Core Curriculum Content Standards for promotion and graduation purposes. Option Two serves as an alternative to traditional high school courses and involves in-depth experiences that may be provided by school district personnel or instructors not employed by the school district. Option Two may include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following: interdisciplinary or theme-based programs, independent study, magnet programs, student exchange programs, distance learning, internships, community service, co-curricular or extra-curricular programs, and/or other structured learning experiences.
The purpose of Option Two is to provide educational experiences that are meaningful and relevant, and that provide students with opportunities to explore and achieve at high levels. Option Two allows local school districts to design and implement curricular programs that meet the needs of all students. The regulations support student participation in deep and meaningful learning experiences that advance student learning and focus on student interest and abilities. Option Two allows students to obtain credit for learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom environment. Some of these experiences may provide real-world connections not available in the school setting. Other learning experiences may go beyond what the traditional high school can provide
Please be aware that courses taken outside of KRHS which are not on the approved 48-H form (courses approved by NCAA ) will not calculate for NCAA eligibility. It is strongly advised that any potential college athlete check the NCAA website for information on Option II programs and NCAA eligibility.
Popular Option Two strategies:
- Dual Enrollment Program- Students take college-level courses on the high school campus, for which they receive both high school credit (counting toward graduation) and college credits.
- On-Campus College Program- Students take courses on a college campus, for which they receive both college and high school credit.
- Distance Learning- High School credit can be awarded for courses taken via the Internet.
- Credit Recovery-
- Blended Learning (pilot program)- Blended Kingsway course formats provide students the flexibility to work in a non-traditional learning environment through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
Students planning to pursue outside coursework for Kingsway credit are required to submit a completed application to their counselor.
- If you are interested in receiving credit for a course taken through an on-campus college program or distance learning, please click on the Option II Guidelines and Application below
- If you are interested in our Blended Learning pilot program, please click here.