In an effort to provide a quality online educational experience for our students, Park City School District and six other school districts have combined efforts to form a consortium called Utah Students Connect. The consortium will allow students in our district to enroll in online courses for original credit (not recovery or make-up credit).
After meeting with a school counselor, high school students may register for up to two online classes per semester. Courses are free to the student except for certain instances (like Drivers Education).
Final testing will be near the end of the term and will be online. Final tests will be taken at a proctored location within the boundaries of the Park City School District.
For more information you can go online to Utah Students Connect or contact Kathleen Einhorn (435-645-5600 ext. 1422).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I want to take online classes because I’ve heard they are easier than regular classes.
A. Actually, online classes tend to be more difficult to complete than live classes. There is more responsibility on the student to perform as the teacher is not in regular proximity to provide live encouragement.
Q. I took Driver Education and they charged me a fee at school. Why, I thought the classes were free?
A. Some classes have a fee involved just like at your school. Courses that have a fee are listed on the class website.
Q. I have to take a course quickly so I can graduate with my class. Can I do that?
A. Yes. If the class is taken for the first time or you have not previously failed the class. However, you must follow the regular terms and complete your course in time for your grade to be posted prior to your schools graduation cutoff.
Statewide Public Education Online was established by the Utah Legislature in the 2011 General Session and is offered by the Utah State Office of Education. The program enables eligible students to earn high school graduation credit through the completion of publicly funded online courses.
Visit Statewide Public Education Online for more information.