• Home School Option

    Our program offers online courses for high school students. We do have some middle school courses that were designed for credit recovery.
    Parents who live in Jefferson County must submit a Letter of Intent to the Board of Education to inform them of your intentions to home school your student. Here is home school information for Jefferson County. This should be done before enrolling a student in an eSchool course. If you are not a Jefferson County resident, please check with your local Board of Education to see the requirements for your district. This letter must be submitted every school year.



    WHAT CURRICULUM IS USED FOR COURSES?

    Our teachers write their own courses.  The content meets both state and national standards. Our teachers are highly qualified and they are employees of Jefferson County Public Schools.

     

    WHAT PLATFORM IS USED FOR COURSES?

    Our learning management system is Blackboard Learn.

    HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
    All of the course work is online. Students are able to work at their own pace. There is a teacher assigned to manage each course. Some assignments are graded automatically, and some must be manually graded. Teachers have 48 hours to grade assignments. If you have a question, you can send a message to the teacher through our course messaging system. Our teachers have 24 hours to respond to messages. In order to be successful, it is important for the student to be motivated. Each course has a "Start Here" unit that serves as an introduction to the course. Students must complete the unit in order for the lessons to appear. There is a syllabus in each course that lists the course expectations. We have a timer in the course, so students are aware of how much time is left in the course.

    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A COURSE?

    We allow up to 120 days to complete a course. However, the average time it takes to complete a course is 60-80 hours. Students should reasonably be able to complete a course every 2-3 weeks.

    HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE A COURSE?
    Home School students are given 120 calendar days from the date they are enrolled in the course to complete. The final must be completed before the expiration date.

    CAN A STUDENT RECEIVE AN EXTENSION BEYOND THE 120 DAYS?

    If a course is not completed in 120 days, one courtesy extension may be requested per course. The courtesy extension is for 14 calendar days. If a second extension is needed, a 30 day extension may be purchased. The extension fee is $50 per course. The final must be completed before the expiration date. This fee is non-refundable.


    HOW MANY COURSES SHOULD A STUDENT TAKE AT ONE TIME?

    Home School parents serve as the teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent. All educational decisions are the parent's responsibility. The decision of how many courses a student takes is up to the parent. We recommend taking only one or two courses at a time.

    HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH COURSES TO ENROLL THE STUDENT IN?

    Home School parents will need to obtain a completed copy of the student's transcript from the last school the student attended. Be sure that all of the credits have been applied to the transcript. The home school parent will decide which course(s) to enroll the student in. Here is a sample of a course plan. Please check with your local school district for specific requirements in your county.

    HOW CAN I KEEP TRACK OF STUDENT PROGRESS?
    Students are not able to change their passwords, so parents always have access to monitor student activity in the course. We have a progress meter in the courses, so you are able to track what needs to be completed. Student grades are accessible under "My Grades" on the left side menu when logged into the course.

    HOW DOES A STUDENT TAKE A FINAL EXAM?

    Final Exams are taken online. The final exam must be proctored at the Dawson Orman Building for Jefferson County residents. Students will need to call (502) 485-3173 to schedule an appointment when all course work is completed including the practice final. Out-of-county students will need to find a proctor at a local high school. The proctor must be a teacher, counselor or principal who is not a relative of the student. Please contact Amber Merrifield with the proctor's email. If you cannot find a proctor, you will need to schedule a final at our office.

    HOW DO I RECEIVE THE COMPLETION INFORMATION?

    A completion letter will be sent to the email you provided at registration once the teacher has posted the grade. Please keep this documentation for proof of completion.

    DOES JCPSESCHOOL PROVIDE A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA?

    JCPSeSchool does not issue a transcript or a diploma for home school students. The transcript and diploma would be provided by the home school, which is the parent. JCPSeSchool only provides the course to the student.

    WHAT IS THE COST?

    High School courses are $125 for each 1/2 credit. Some courses may require additional fees for materials, and those fees are non-refundable.

    If the home school student is a high school student, a Jefferson County resident, and is registered in Infinite Campus as a home school student upon successful completion of the course, a course refund will be issued.

    Tuition and fees must be paid at the time of enrollment. We accept cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa. (Please make checks payable to: JCHS)

    HOW DO I APPLY?
    Our address is: 900 S Floyd St. Louisville KY 40203.
    You may submit an online application or an application in person, by mail or as a PDF by email at [email protected].
    If you are emailing the application, we will call for payment once the application is received.
    One application is needed for each course. Make sure it is completely filled out. 
    Please use our course titles and their corresponding numbers found in the following link to our courses.
    The parent should sign as the counselor. If you are homeschooling, please choose Home School-In County, Home School Out-Of-County, or Home School Middle for the school and for the counselor.

    WHAT IF WE DECIDE THE PROGRAM DOES NOT WORK FOR THE STUDENT?

    Refunds must be requested within 30 calendar days of enrollment.  The student will be withdrawn from the course at that time. No credit will be given for completed assignments. A refund will be issued for the amount paid minus a $5 processing fee per course. Payment will be sent in the form of a check. Please allow two to three weeks for processing.

    DO YOU HAVE STATE RESOURCE INFORMATION?
    Here is a Home School resource page for the Kentucky Department of Education.