School district expands online program

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The Hermiston School District is expanding the Hermiston Online program by offering online classes to general education students of all ages this spring semester, on a trial basis.

The district has opened a limited number of seats across the grade levels for current Hermiston students to take online classes, including foreign languages, advanced placement courses, and other electives not currently offered on site. The trial courses are geared toward students identified as Talented and Gifted (TAG) and other motivated learners, who have previously exhibited high levels of scholar performance, strong attendance, and the ability and self-discipline to follow through with tasks.

As recommended by the district’s Virtual Instruction Committee in the spring of 2012, one of the key goals for the program was to offer expanded learning options to current students enrolled in the district. Hermiston Online Coordinator Abby Mattson said it was time to begin delivering on the committee’s request.

“We have opened a trial number of seats at each campus to allow students the possibility to test drive some of our online classes available to them,” said Mattson. “We have high school students in AP Psychology and AP Statistics, middle school students taking foreign languages such as German, and elementary students taking advanced mathematics and science courses.”

For more information, contact Mattson, at (541) 667-6400 or info@hermistononline.org.