iTech Online Learning is MSBSD’s district-wide program to provide online learning courses to high school students for credit. Whether you need an online course for acceleration, credit recovery, sports related absences, limited options at your school, or any other reason, school counselors can enroll you in an iTech Online Learning course.
The format is one that divides the teaching responsibility between a school based Mentor in the Cyber Center and a Virtual Teacher. The Virtual teacher does the grading of assignments and answers content questions. The Mentor sees the student daily in the Cyber Center, helps monitor/track student progress, and administer proctored tests and final exams. Whereas the Virtual Teacher is working with students from all high schools in the district, the Mentor only works with the online students at a specific school.
The iTech Online Learning Program uses 2 content providers for online courses; Apex Learning and eDynamic Learning. Apex houses all of the core courses such as Language Arts, Math, Science, & Social Studies. In addition Apex offers Foreign Language, and some electives such as Health and P.E. Please hover over the “iTech Students” tab above to see the Apex Course List available to students. The eDynamic platform offers more than 300 career exploration electives most of which are not offered anywhere else in the school district.
Apex Learning is a proprietary subscription based service which provides NCAA approved and nationally accredited online courses to school districts all over the world. It's offerings include a comprehensive set of High School courses and the four core content areas for middle school (no electives). MSBSD has an unlimited district license for Apex Learning courseware.