Section 21F Information
The State of Michigan under Section 21f of the State School Aid Act has launched the choice for parents to request that their student (s), in grades 5-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled course per semester. Enrollment in online courses under Section 21f cannot result in a course load that exceeds a full-time schedule.
Fruitport Community Schools supports online learning, and as a District, we pride ourselves on forward movement on innovative uses of technology to support learning. Our solid history of meaningful and deep learning that takes place across the district with highly qualified Fruitport Community Schools teachers is noteworthy and impressive in terms of our accomplishments and student growth.
However, we encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100% online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face teacher classroom instruction and support.
If your student is interested in pursuing this opportunity, please follow the steps below.
1. DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS READY FOR AN ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
- Review and discuss the Characteristics of Successful Online Learners.
- Consider “why” enrolling your child in a 100% online course is the best choice for your child’s education.
- Review the Online Learning Readiness Rubric.
- Print and complete the Online Readiness Questionnaire.
- Review the MVU Parent Guide to Online Learning.
2. REVIEW MICHIGAN’S ONLINE COURSE CATALOG OFFERINGS
- Determine if your child meets the criteria for taking a 21f online course.
- Review the course offerings in the Michigan's Online Course Catalog.
3. MEET WITH THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR TO COMPLETE ENROLLMENT
- Meet with the school counselor during the course registration window.
- Print and complete the Online Learning Application.
- Complete the Online Learning Contract.
- Complete enrollment in the online course.
4. ONLINE COURSE ENROLLMENT DEADLINE
- The cut off for requesting online classes through the 21f Bill is May 1st of each year.
If you have questions, contact your child's counselor or Fruitport Central Office at (231) 865-4100.