Kannapolis offers online classes to home-school students

Published 4:28 pm Thursday, July 7, 2016

KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis City Schools is now offering free courses to home-school students that live within the district.

Students can pick from Latin, French, Chinese and other world languages as well as math, science, English, social studies, religion, psychology, computer science and dozens of other high school courses. Advanced Placement classes are also available.

All classes are available online and can be accessed at home, and home-school students will be able to make appointments with Kannapolis City Schools teachers if needed.

“We know that learning takes place in many ways and in different places,” said district Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kelly Burgess. “We want to partner with home-school families to meet their needs, offer more options for their children, give them access to licensed teachers and make learning available to more students. We’re delighted that we can offer this program to Kannapolis home-school students.”

The courses being offered are high school classes that can be accessed by middle school or high school-aged students at no charge. For a complete list of Edgenuity courses that are available through Kannapolis City Schools, visit www.edgenuity.com/products/courses-and-curriculum. The district is also offering additional courses to home-school students through its iKann program. iKann classes are taught online by fully licensed and qualified KCS teachers.

School attendance is not required, but students will be expected to access the courses regularly and pace their work to complete the course on time. Progress will be monitored by school administration. Additionally, students who are enrolled in courses that require a final exam, such as an AP exam or End of Course exam, will need to take the final exam at A.L. Brown at the end of each semester.

In order to take part in the Kannapolis City Schools home-school program, students must dual-enroll in a licensed home-school within the district and at A.L. Brown High School. They must also register for two classes per semester (four per year) and make satisfactory progress throughout the semester.

The Edgenuity and iKann courses offered by Kannapolis City Schools are designed to supplement, not replace, the home-school curriculum. Home-school students that sign up for the KCS/Home-School Partnership will have access to certified teachers on an appointment basis. Once students enroll in the program, they may choose to graduate from their home-school or receive a KCS diploma when they meet their graduation requirements. This link has answers to additional frequently asked questions.

For more details about the KCS/Home-School Partnership or to enroll in the program, contact Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kelly Burgess at 704-938-1131.