Distance Learning General Information

  • Early Registration Discounted Pricing
    Early enrollment is important to ensuring that courses have student demand before host school districts committing to teaching the course. For this reason, we will offer early registration discounted pricing to schools that submit enrollment numbers for ITV courses before May 20 of the preceding school year. At that time, enrollment numbers submitted for the early registration discount are final commitments; your school will be billed for the early registration numbers, even if fewer students attend the class. This will allow for the hosting district to make staffing determinations necessary to provide the course to schools participating in distance learning.
    Early registration enrollments will be communicated to the host school district for each of their courses and they will then have the opportunity to commit to teaching the course or cancel the course by the end of May.
    Early enrollment commitments are tied to courses, your district’s commitments cannot be transferred to another class unless SWWC cancels a class you had early commitments to. In the event of a cancellation you may move your early enrollments to other courses up to the number of enrollments in the cancelled classes. If a class is cancelled and you do not transfer your early commitments to another class you will not be held responsible for the early enrollment numbers in the cancelled class.
    If your school does not meet the early enrollment deadline, enrollments may still be submitted at the Regular Registration rate, but they will be honored on a first-come first-serve basis until a course's maximum enrollment or maximum number of sites is reached.
    Schools must submit their enrollment numbers electronically to SWWC in order to receive this special pricing. Any enrollment submitted after the early enrollment deadline does not qualify for early enrollment discounted pricing.
    To receive the early registration discount, please fill out the “Early Registration Form” located at www.swwc.org/distancelearning with the number of students your school will be enrolling in each course.
    Course enrollments received after the start of a course shall be assessed at the late registration fee.
    Books for ITV courses are the responsibility of the enrolling school districts. If a book is required for a course that you are enrolling students in you will need to a.) purchase the books from the publisher or b.) arrange a borrowing or rental program with another school district that has the books. SWWC will make efforts to coordinate book availability when possible, but shall not incur any costs associated therein.
    ITV-Regular Registration: $330 per student/semester (Block Schedule Courses: $660 per students/semester)
    ITV-Late Registration: $360 per student/semester (Block Schedule Courses: $720 per student/semester)
    SWWC-coordinated ITV Courses are not assessed connection fees.
    A connection fee of $475.00 per course per semester will be charged for college credit courses between districts not utilizing the SWWC ITV program to manage their enrollments.
    ITV Common Bell Schedule
    A common bell schedule for ITV courses was developed in 2009 by superintendents and principals from our member districts. The bell schedule is used as a guideline for the planning of ITV classes and can be customized to meeting times that are mutually agreed upon by schools participating in each ITV class section.

    ITV Common Bell Schedule

    Early Bird Session

    7:20 am - 8:10 am

    1st Period

    8:15 am - 9:05 am

    2nd Period

    9:10 am - 10:00 am

    3rd Period

    10:05 am - 10:55 am

    4th Period

    11:00 am - 11:50 am

    5th Period*

    11:55 am - 1:25 pm

    6th Period

    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

    7th Period

    2:25 pm - 3:15 pm

    *No ITV classes are planned for 5th period to avoid lunch conflicts. 5th Period courses may be added and scheduled if the meeting time is mutually agreed upon by all districts participating in a course section.
    Online Learning
    On August 27, 2014, the SWWC Board of Directors voted to close the SWWC Online Learning Community. The program operated for 6 years as a supplemental instruction provider approved by the MN Department of Education. At its peak the Online Learning Community had nearly 200 students enrolled in online courses, but by the 2013 and 2014 academic years enrollment slipped into the single digits, making the program unsustainable. SWWC continues to provide hosting and training on the Moodle and Schoology Learning Management Systems for the purposes of creating hybrid learning environments within your school district. SWWC also provides Moodle hosting services for Online Learning Programs and Schools.