Online Learning Opportunity: Apply by August 27

August 24, 2021

As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we understand that families may wish to consider an online learning experience for their students. The district is gauging interest and commitment for the 2021-2022 school year through Centennial Online in order to determine our ability to offer this online program.

Complete the binding application form here. This application form will serve as your binding agreement that the student listed in the application is committed to a full year of online learning for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are desiring online enrollment for more than one student, you must complete a separate application for each. The deadline to submit this signed application is Friday, August 27, 2021 by noon. Centennial ISD 12 will notify parents/guardians the week of August 30 if there is sufficient interest to offer online enrollment.

Before submitting the binding application form, here are some things to consider:

  • By submitting a signed application, you are indicating agreement and compliance with the program as defined herein.
  • Students enrolled in online learning are committing to staying in the online school for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year
  • All learning will be online, including instruction and assessments. There may be selected assessments, such as Statewide Testing, that may require students to come to school.
  • Online learning students will have the same access to computer hardware and educational software available to in-person learners.
  • All teachers will be employees of the Centennial School District and fully licensed by the State of Minnesota.
  • Teachers will present live and/or recorded lessons on the same days in-person learners are receiving instruction. Students will be required to be engaged in the educational experience during regular school hours.
  • MN Attendance Law "The parent of a child is primarily responsible for assuring that the child acquires knowledge and skills that are essential for effective citizenship. I understand that it is:  "The parent of a child (ages 5-12) is primarily responsible for assuring that the child participates in an educational program." This means that my child will participate in live sessions and stay current with daily work.
  • Per Minnesota Statute, online classrooms cannot exceed 40 students without written permission from the Commissioner of Education.
  • Students under the age of 17 must have written consent by a parent or guardian to apply.
  • The District will not offer online learning if enrollments are deemed insufficient to do so;  the District may also blend online grade levels.
  • The District reserves the authority to limit online student enrollments at grade levels that have reached capacity limits and resume enrollments if space becomes available.
  • Special services such as Special Education and English Language Learning (ELL) can be delivered. Services will be determined based on the individual needs of students along with a Team determination. Please contact Kathy Zwonitzer, Director of Student Services, at kzwonitzer@isd12.org with questions. 
  • Designated open-enrolled or optional transfer students enrolled in the online school are not guaranteed to transition back to their initial school placement. 
  • Online learning students may participate in extracurricular activities on the same basis as other in-person learners.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Grossklaus - Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at mgrossklaus@isd12.org or 763.792.6006.