Section 21f Online Learning
Section 21f District Policy
Section 21f Flowchart
Section 21f Class Enrollment Form
Section 21f Student Contract
The State of Michigan, under Section 21f of the State School Aid Act, has launched the choice for
parents to request that their student(s), in grades 5-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled course. The Crestwood School District supports online learning, and as a District, we pride ourselves on forward movement on innovative uses of technology to support learning. Our solid history of meaningful and deep learning that takes place across the district with highly qualified Crestwood teachers is noteworthy and impressive in terms of our accomplishments and student growth. However, we encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100% online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face teacher classroom instruction and support.
Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child when investigating if an online class is right for him/her. These factors include:
- Can your student create and maintain a study schedule without face-to-face interaction of a teacher?
- Can your student self-advocate to seek help within a virtual setting?
- Does your student possess the independent study habits needed to complete an entire course online without direct supervision?
- Does your student have the reading, writing, math, and computer literacy skills to succeed in a class that is completely online?
- Additional information is found in the Parent Guide to Online Learning at:
It is important to note that this option is limited to online classes that are listed within the state online course catalog that will be available beginning March 1st, 2014 at
https://micourses.org. While all of these classes have been reviewed from each sponsoring local district, these courses may not necessarily meet the rigor of courses for the Crestwood School District from a credit or graduation requirement perspective and are, therefore, subject to administrative approval. Additionally, availability of courses is not guaranteed. Courses may have a class size limit and, should that limit be exceeded, students will be placed into the course on a lottery basis.
Should you request that your child participate in the online class experience please note the following:
- The highly qualified teacher providing content for the course will only be available remotely via email or possibly phone and will not be a Crestwood School District employee.
- Students will work independently outside of the traditional classroom setting and will not be present with their current teacher or classmates during that subject.
- Students will be monitored by a Crestwood School District para-professional or support staff member. Changes to the existing student's schedule could be made.
- If approved, both parent and student must agree to the 21f Online Learning Course Contract.
Parents should use the Class Enrollment Form found on the district website above.
Deadlines for requesting enrollment in this program for the 2015-16 school year and beyond will be consistent with the established Crestwood School District course selection timelines. These deadlines are important as online enrollment impacts staffing and schedule considerations.
Should you have any additional questions about online learning opportunities or would like to further discuss the online option, please contact your child’s counselor or principal.