Distance Learning / Credit Recovery Enrollment is now open for the 2016-2017 school year.
If you are in need of a credit recovery course, the Distance Learning Requirements are listed below.
Distance Learning Enrollment Form
How to Enroll in a Distance Learning Course:
Reasons for Enrolling:
Typically, students who connect with our Distance Learning courses are also enrolled full-time at their local school. These are students who need an opportunity to earn credit in addition to the credit they are earning from their local district. The reasons for connecting with us for a course might include; earning extra credit to graduate early, making up credit for failed courses to graduate on time (Credit Recovery), scheduling issues at the local school, and taking an extra course because of a unique interest.
NCAA Eligibility Rules:
If your student is planning to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics or activities please visit with the BLVS Director prior to enrolling. Important Changes Regarding Non-Traditional Courses.
Steps for Enrolling:
Step 1: Fill out the registration form completely and accurately. This includes providing names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for all three adult contacts. Once you have submitted the registration form you will receive an automated email confirming our receipt of your pre-enrollment. (A valid email address for the 1st Contact must be provided for an automated email to generate.)
Step 2: Our office coordinator will contact you to confirm your enrollment information and schedule you into one of our monthly training sessions.
Step 3: The student and a parent/guardian will attend a training session in the Basehor-Linwood Virtual School office located within Basehor-Linwood High School, 2108 N. 155th St, Basehor, Kansas 66007. Use the parking lot in the front of BLHS marked with the flagpole and digital marquee sign. This is the staff parking lot and it allows you to enter the front entrance of the building. During the training session, the course fee will be paid, paperwork will be completed and directions and access for completing the enrolled course will be provided. After training, the student will go home with the necessary information and materials to begin the course.
We will hold one (1) training session for Distance Learning courses each month from August through May. Attendance at the training session is by appointment only. Students and parents will be scheduled and trained together with other families on these specific days. The training session will take approximately one (1) hour to pay the course fee, complete paper work and learn how to access and complete the selected course. The absolute deadline for completing all courses started during the 2015-2016 school year is June 30, 2016.
Fee Needed to Enroll:
Students must pay $150 per semester credit (.5) before a course will be activated. Textbooks are provided within this fee structure. Textbooks must be returned at the time the final exam is taken for credit to be issued. You may pay for your course with cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. Fees must be paid in full during your scheduled training meeting. If you decide to drop the course for any reason, refunds will only be issued within 10 days of your training date.
Documents Needed To Enroll:
To complete the required textbook lease agreement, the primary contact (parent/guardian) must provide a Kansas driver's license number and social security card number. Please bring these documents with you to your scheduled training meeting.
If you are a student enrolled in a public or private school you should obtain prior approval from your school administrator or counselor before enrolling. Your high school counselor is most knowledgeable about your transcript and credit requirements and should be contacted to determine the course you need.
Computer and Internet Access:
Students are responsible for obtaining their own computer and Internet access. We do not provide computers for students taking Distance Learning courses.
Communication with Instructor:
Most communication with your teacher will occur through email. If you would like to communicate more directly, you will need to make arrangements with your teacher to speak by phone, in person or through an interface like Google Hangout. If you have questions about how to complete or submit required assignments, contact your teacher. You should make a copy of each assignment before submitting it in order to avoid additional work and delay if an assignment is lost. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain good communication with the teacher of the course.
Students are responsible for completing their course in an eighteen (18) week time limit from the date of training, or by the absolute deadline of June 30, 2016. The success or failure of the student is the sole responsibility of the student and parent/guardian. Students are responsible for seeking the additional help they may need to find success with their course. If you exceed the eighteen (18) week time limit, one extension will be granted and you can be charged a $50 reactivation fee to continue the course.
You must take your semester final exam at our office. Please call (913) 724-1727 to schedule your final exam once you have completed all course requirements. You will only be approved for a final exam once all required testing and assignments have been completed and grades appear in Thesis, our online grade book.
Teachers determine the grading policy for their courses. Students are expected to complete all required assignments and online tests at a 70% level or above. Students are not permitted to skip or opt out of required assignments. Zeros are not issued. Students are also expected to score a 60% or higher on the final exam, proctored in our office. Students will only be allowed to schedule and take the final exam when all required assignments, online tests, projects, papers, etc. have been graded and scores are recorded in Thesis.
Contact our office coordinator at (913) 724-1727 to request a transcript.
Steps for Completing a Distance Learning Course:
Step 1: Go to the Basehor-Linwood Virtual School website: www.blvs.org
Step 2: Focus all of your attention on the panel marked: BLVS Systems.
Step 3: Click on Courses and Staff. Search for your specific course and click on it. Note that our first semester courses end with an A and second semester courses end with a B.
Step 4: Thoroughly read through all information found under Course Information prior to working on Lesson Plans. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. It is very important that you complete this step in order for you to experience success with your course.
Step 5: Begin working through each of the Lesson Plans from top to bottom. Within each Lesson Plan you will find the information and resources needed to complete required assignments, tests, projects, and eventually the final exam. It is important to take your time with each Lesson Plan, ask your teacher questions when you are confused, and complete the specific requirements listed under Required Activities for Students.
If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to contact our office: (913) 724-1727.
Director – Erin Morrison –morrison.erin AT blvs DOT org
Assistant Director – Cassie Arnold – arnold.cassie AT blvs DOT org
Office Coordinator – Toni Howard –howard.toni AT blvs DOT org
Technical Support – Jan Laffoon –laffoon.jan AT blvs DOT org
Academic Support – Tammy Potts –potts.tammy AT blvs DOT org