Alternative educational opportunities
Kansas may allow for students to earn credit for their outside-the-classroom learning.
Which students are eligible?
Students enrolled in grades 6 through 12.
Who can provide alternative educational opportunity programs?
“Sponsoring entity” such as a business, not-for-profit organization, nonprofit organization, trade association, parent of a student, teacher or administrator that partners with a school district to provide an alternative educational opportunity to students.
Who approves provider applications?
A board of education of a school district may adopt a policy. The policy shall provide:
- Eligibility requirements for sponsoring entities;
- requirements for the provision of alternative educational opportunities by sponsoring entities;
- the procedures for a sponsoring entity to submit a proposal to the school district to provide an additional educational opportunity to students;
- the criteria the school district will use to evaluate such proposals; and
- the course credit that may be earned through the alternative educational opportunity by a participating student.