Senate Bill 603 (2018) and House Bill 1606 (2018) created new requirements for local school districts related to virtual education and access to these courses. The Northwest R-I School District has developed a system in order to be in compliance with these new laws. Beginning in January 2019, any student in kindergarten through 12th grade enrolled in the Northwest R-I School District who meets the eligibility requirements may opt to take a course(s) virtually.
The OnLionEdu enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will begin Spring, 2021. Students who enroll and are approved in OnLionEdu must commit to at lease one semester.
If families choose to participate in OnLionEdu, the student will remain a Northwest R-I student. If student is approved to participate in the OnLionEdu program, he/she will access courses taught through an online platform. The online platform is aligned to Missouri Learning Standards and taught by a Missouri Certified Teacher. The guidelines of virtual learning are similar to that of the traditional school day. Students will receive synchronous and asynchronous virtual instruction and opportunities for independent practice using online software. Students must commit to the virtual learning option for the entire 18-week grading period. Grades will align with in-building instruction; K-5 Standards Based Grading and grades 6-12 will use A, B, C, D, & F grading scale.