CPSB Rolling Out New Virtual Program Qualifications for 21-22

With the beginning of the 21-22 school year, the Calcasieu Parish School Board will be offering an evolved and improved virtual program for students. The need for a quality virtual program is here to stay, and CPSB’s faculty and staff will ensure that a virtual option remains in place for those students who qualify.

Moving forward, CPSB will limit which students qualify to participate in virtual learning. Qualifications have been established to ensure that all students receive the best instruction possible for the success of their educational journey in our district. Those qualifications are outlined by grade level below.

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Students enrolling in CCR in these grades will be required to remain enrolled in the program for the entire school year. Extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as they arise. Students must have reliable internet access at home, attend orientation with a parent/guardian, and adhere to daily attendance requirements. Virtual instruction for students in these grades will all be conducted by CPSB CCR teachers.

For students enrolled in special face-to-face programs such as TELC, STEM, Magnet, French Immersion or NEST, enrolling in CCR will result in the loss of their spot in the program for the entire school year. The student may enroll in the face-to-face program again the following year if space is available.

20-21 CCR Students – Students must have the following qualifications:

  • C or better average in previous courses
  • 10 or less unexcused absences
  • No CCR discipline infractions
  • Recommendation from previous CCR teacher(s)
  • Approval from school administrators
  • Students in K-3: official medical recommendation (not qualifying for hospital/homebound)

New CCR Students in K-3

  • Official medical recommendation (not qualifying for hospital/homebound)

New CCR Students in 4-8

  • B or better average in previous courses
  • 10 or less unexcused absences
  • Approval from school administrators

OR

  • Official medical recommendation (not qualifying for hospital/homebound)

To complete an application for a student in kindergarten through fifth grade, click here. To complete an application for a  student in 6-8th grade, click here.

9-12th Grade

The virtual program at the high school level will be conducted in a hybrid instructional model. 

Students enrolling in CCR in these grades will be required to remain enrolled in the program for the entire year . To be accepted into the CCR program at the high school level, students must have official medical recommendation that will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Grades, attendance, and behavior will be factors in approval.

If a student enrolled in the CCR program is failing any course, he/she may be required to return to a face-to-face instructional setting.

To qualify, students must provide a letter from a medical professional. The letter must state the medical condition and the need for online learning because of the medical condition. Medical documentation must contain the student's full name and school and can be emailed to hsonline@cpsb.org.

Details regarding meal arrangements and other topics will be determined based on enrollment and communicated with families following acceptance into the program.