Member School Update and Reminders
Monday, November 19, 2018
Spring Registration Now Open
Spring registration is now open in the ACN GoSignMeUp portal. You and your student can access the course selection at http://RIcoursechoice.org. Registration is open from Oct. 29th through December 23rd for Spring courses. RIDE has made a few system improvements for this registration period including in the approval process and in course descriptions.
We have created a new streamlined process for approving students and are confident that you will find much easier on your end. This short 3 minute video explains the approval process changes. Courses fill on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to include ACN courses in your typical course registration processes. Many schools have reported that a dedicated spot on the school website is helfpul.
ACTION: Review Tutorial Video
Providers have enhanced the course description(s) to show connections of the course(s) to college and career pathways. Examples of this include how the course prepares students for certain jobs, careers, certification and/or degree program. Listing related salary and job outlook data is also helpful in pathway conversations.
Courses are aligned with one of six pathway areas that have been identified by the state for areas of pathway endorsements, a component of the state’s diploma system. As you know, beginning with the Class of 2021, courses aligned to Arts; Business and Industry; Humanities and World Languages; Public Service; STEM; and, Teaching; may be recognized by the Commissioner at graduation for completion of a pathway, in concert with students completing a handful of other requirements. This information is included to support schools in considering ways students may complete pathway programs but does not guarantee to students that completion of the course leads to an endorsement. More information about the Diploma System can be found on the RIDE website.
School Contact Information
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Each year we update our member school contact information at this time of the year. Please take a moment to complete the following with the current contacts in your school/district by November 15th. This ensures that you and your students are informed on all aspects of the ACN.
ACTION: Update Your School ACN Contact Information