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Vital information about services at Electronic High School (EHS)
EHS carry-over (rainy day) monies will carry EHS forward next year by cutting back the number of class seats that will be available. EHS classes will end at the end of May 2017. New account requests and new class requests will be suspended 10 weeks before the end of May 2017.
EHS will plan to shut down EHS services when the carry-over money is expended next year.
EHS Funding Background
The Electronic High School is in state code and was funded as a budget line item to USOE. http://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title53A/Chapter15/53A-15-S1002.html
The State Board of Education listened to a presentation about the Utah Electronic High School on 11/06/2015.
The 9 pages of EHS documentation for Tab 12 of the agenda are online at:
The November 2016 presentation and the discussion are currently online at
about 1 hour 52 minutes into the broadcast to about 2 hours and 22 minutes.
At the end of the presentation, the board made the following motion:
..move that we recommend to the legislature that this program [EHS] not be reappropriated this next year.
The majority of the Board voted in favor of this motion, therefore it passed. (Summary of all board action http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/Minutes/2015/November6Summary.aspx )
Based on the recommendation of the State Board of Education, the 2016 legislature did not appropriate new line item funds for EHS.
Principal's Dashboard (quarter class completions by month for past 11 years)
The Dashboard PDF document demonstrates how students begin and finish classes throughout the year, detailing the number of quarter credits earned towards graduation. At the bottom of the document, it shows the full-time equivalency of students. For example, in FY15 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015), EHS awarded 13,980 academic quarter credits. This is the equivalent of 580 full-time students (about the size of a 3A high school where every student passed every class) with a TOTAL expenditure of $990,868.
EHS competency model:
- Available to all students in the state. (completions by LEA: FY16; FY15; FY14)
- Open entry/exit - Not bound by academic calendars or quarters.
- No time constraints - students work until they achieve needed mastery.
- Free to students - No out-of-pocket expense to the student to enroll in any course.
- Easy registration - Lack of complicated paperwork or application processing to enroll.
- CREDIT TYPE
- Original credit - First time a class is taken.
- Credit recovery - Makeup credit for a failed class.
- Summer classes - Classes taken during summer when traditional school is not in session.
- Additional/accelerated credit - Enables students to graduate early or specialize in an area of interest. (Of the total number of Utah 11th grade graduates from 2010-2013 (941), 27% of these students (256) earned credits at EHS. An average of 14.4% of all students graduating early these same four years have earned credits at EHS.)
- Accredited - AdvancED through June 30, 2020
- NCAA accepted - Credits are recognized by NCAA universities for admittance and scholarships.
- Regents accepted - Credits count toward Regents Scholarships.
- Partner with "brick and mortar" schools - Collaborate with brick and mortar schools for testing, counselors, use of facilities, etc.
- In the 2013 Limited Review of the Electronic High School by the Legislative Auditor General's Office report states, "Student data from fiscal years 2011 and 2012 show that students complete about 60 percent of the classes in which they enroll." (A "completion" means the student successfully completed the class and earned academic credit.)
Other news of note:
- Students who complete English 09-11, Math, or Science classes take the SAGE test for the completed class at their local school or LEA. More information at https://share.ehs.uen.org/SAGE
- The Exploring Computer Science class meets the Digital Literacy (Computer Technology) requirement for graduation.
To request an EHS account, click the Get An Account link on the EHS front page.
Where are my classes?
There are two ways to log-in to the EHS account.
- 1a) The short way is to use the "EHS crest" link midway down the EHS homepage in the white area of the page. https://ehs.usoe-dcs.org/ElectronicHighSchool.aspx/Registration/LoginToLearn
That drops the student directly to Learn (the Learning Management System).
- 1b) The longer way is to use the orange Log-in link on the EHS homepage.
This takes the student to the SIS page with three buttons. The middle button is used to "Log-in to Learn" to get to the front page of Learn (the Learning Management System).
- 2) Once the student arrives at the front page of Learn, the default page is the communication stream page.
How do I work through a class?
- Once a student is enrolled in a class and has logged-in to Learn, click the Courses and Groups menu to choose the class from the drop down menu.
- The first module of the class has four links. Each student works down through the four links and then the second module will "open" meaning that the links will become clickable.
- Each student works through the class at his/her individual pace.
- Each assignment has a minimum score required. Each student meets all the requirements of the course before the final module is "open" and each student can schedule a proctored final test.
The log-in process to get to your EHS classes works like this:
Go to EHS home page: http://ehs.uen.org
Click the log-in link:
- If you do not know your NEW EHS SIS username use the Help Request form.
- If you do not know your EHS password, use the Request New Password link.
- After logging in, if you have not filled in your EHS Registration information, you must do that before you can proceed.
To edit your EHS profile, click Edit Registration.
To get to your scheduled classes, click Login to Learn.
To request a class, click Request Courses.
What do I do if I've forgotten my password?
You can request a new password from the log-in screen using the e-mail listed in your EHS SIS account. Or you can ask for help on our Help Request Form.
If you want to reset or change your password, you have two different ways to do that.
1) To Reset: use the Forgot Password link. Put in your username and your EHS e-mail and it’ll send you a link to change your password.
2) Or To Change: log-in the the EHS SIS
Then click your name in the upper-right side of the window and choose User Profile from the drop down window.
You put your new password in there.
How do I know which class I should take?
Talk to your local school counselor to make sure you know exactly the right class you need. You can study the list of classes required for a Utah diploma.
How do I get into the class I need?
Log-in with your EHS username and password using the orange Log-in link at the top of this page. Use the Course Request Form. Then select the quarter class you need and submit that request.
How many classes can I take at one time?
Students can be working in two (2) courses at a time. All classes are quarter (.25) credits. Students can take only one PE/Fitness class at a time. PE/Fitness classes cannot be taken concurrently.
Do I need to stay active in the class?
Yes, students must be submitting assignments regularly to stay on the class roll.
What if I get dropped from my class for inactivity?
You will need to re-request the class. You have two opportunities to finish a class.
How do I get into the next quarter of the class I'm currently in?
When you have completed all the work in the class including the proctored final test and the teacher has awarded you credit, you can request the next quarter. Be aware that each quarter class requires students pass a proctored final test before credit is awarded. Proctors must be Utah residents and be certified by EHS. Some proctors require a fee.
What if I don't need the class I am enrolled in?
If you are enrolled in a class you don't need, you can fill in a Help Request form at the front page of EHS and ask to be dropped. Be sure your school counselor has pre-approved the withdrawal from the class since this may affect your graduation trajectory.
How do I tell EHS that my e-mail address has changed?
Log-in to EHS. Click the Edit Registration link. You can change your e-mail address there. Once a week, we sychronize your e-mail address with our Learn system.
How do I tell EHS that I've moved to a new school?
Log-in to EHS. After logging-in to EHS, click the [Edit Registration] link. Be sure you can keep your district and your current school up to date. EHS uses this information to provide your course completion certificates to your local school
Where are my classes?
Seat requests are processed by date as seats become available in classes. [Log-in to Learn] and your current classes are listed on your EHS home page in the middle area of the page or under the Courses menu in the Learn system.
Where is the "content" of my class?
Click the class name from your My EHS page to enter your class. The class content is in the first three sections (Modules) of the class.
What assignments do I need to do?
Module 2 and 3 contains all the things you need to do. Remember you need to successfully complete all the assignments, quizzes and tests in this section before you are eligible to take the Proctored Final Test.
Where is the Proctored Test Area?
Module 4 (About the Proctored Final Test) contains instructions for arranging for and taking your proctored final test. Remember, you need to pass the final test to earn credit for the class.
What do I do if my grade or assignment doesn't appear in my gradebook?
Make sure you have submitted the assignment from the direct link to the assignment or test. It appears in the class in the third section (Module 3).
How do I read what the teacher said about my returned assignments?
Assignments are scored with comments in your gradebook -- simply click on the Grades link in your class to see your scores and teacher comments.
What if assignments were not graded even though they were submitted?
Most assignments are graded within 3 days (not including weekends and holidays). If it has not been scored after 3 days (excluding weekends and holidays), you should check immediately to see if the assignment link says it was submitted. If you suspect there are problems, feel free to send a message to your teacher describing the problem. (You need not do this with all assignments – only if there is a question of whether they are actually being received.)
What if a link to an assignment website doesn’t work according to the instructions?
Try again making sure you follow all the instructions. If you are sure it doesn’t work, send a note to the instructor telling the assignment number (e.g. 2.7, 3.5 etc.) and your difficulty. You are free to move to the next lessons while waiting for help. Occasionally, assignment websites have problems. Teachers try to quickly resolve the problems, but must sometimes wait for site developers to repair sites. In such cases, you need not wait to complete the assignments but may, instead, answer the questions as best you can by using other sites, asking people, and using common sense. After answering such questions as best you can, tell the teacher the site was down and the teacher will respond with any information that may be needed for the test.
How do I find out about grades, assignments received and what is due?
Go to “Grades" on the Administration Menu of your class home page.
How do I submit an assignment?
Assignments are submitted using the links in Module 3 of the class.
For online text assignments, write your message (or assignment) using your word processor as normal. Then, copy and paste it into the assignment submission form, which makes the assignment available to the teacher. Here’s how to do it: Write your message or assignment using your usual word processor. Then save it on your computer with a title that includes your name and description of the message. As an example, if your name is Mary Jones submitting assignments 1.2-1.6, entitles it as: M.Jones assignment 1.2-1.6. (This will save your work on your local computer in case you need to review it later.) Select all the verbiage for your assignment and copy it. (Copying text will put the text onto your computer's clipboard.)
Go to the Electronic High School Classes site (learn.ehs.uen.org) and login with your EHS username and password and go to the Learn system. Click on your class name and then scroll to course module three of the class. Click the assignment. Then click the [Edit Submission] button. Paste your copied assignment into the Submission box (look for the label in red letters) at the bottom of the page. Click the [Save Changes] button. Remember this step or the assignment will not be sent to your teacher.
For file submission assignments, create the file on your local computer. Then upload the file(s) using the file submission form, which makes the file(s) available to the teacher. Here’s how to do it: Create and then save the file on your computer making sure the file is less than 2 MB. Be sure you know where the file is located on your computer. (Usually it is in your user's Document folder.) Go to the Electronic High School Web site (learn.ehs.uen.org) and login with your EHS username and password. Click on your class name and then course module three of the class. Click the assignment. Click the [Choose file] button and then in the file navigation window navigate to your saved file, select your file and then click the [Open] button. Click the [Upload file] button. Some assignments also allow for a Notes section for you to send a note about your files to the teacher. If the [Edit] button is available in the Notes section, use that button to get the notes text-edit box and then compose your note to the teacher.
When you've uploaded your file(s) and composed your note, click the [Send for marking] button to submit the file(s) to your teacher for grading.
For quizzes or tests, click the test, answer the questions and submit the test for scoring. Here's how to do it: Go to the Electronic High School Web site (ehs.uen.org) and login with your I.D. and password. Click on your class name and then scroll to course module three of the class. Click the quiz/test. Click the [Attempt quiz now] button. Most quizzes allow only one attempt. If that's the case, your computer will warn you and will require you click the [OK] button to proceed to the test. Answer all the questions. Click the [Submit all and finish] button when you have completed the test. You'll be warned that you cannot change any answers after you submit the quiz/test. Click the [OK] button to submit the test for scoring. (Some tests are timed. Be sure to watch the time and finish within the time limit.) The system will list your attempt. Click the [Continue] button to return to the front page of your course. Click the Grades link in the Administration menu on your class front page. Your quiz/test score will be listed. NOTE: if the test includes questions that must be graded by the teacher, the points for those questions will not be included until AFTER the teacher has scored your answers to those questions.
What if a quiz or test can’t be accessed?
If you are sure you are taking the correct test and still cannot take the test, try the following: Reboot your computer, make sure your Internet connection is working by accessing several different Internet sites. Login to the class at ehs.uen.org using your username and password. If you still have problems, please send the following information to the teacher via the message box: Tell what happens when you try to take the test or quiz (screen messages?, error messages?, etc.) State what kind of computer operating system you are using? (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh, etc.) State what browser you are using? (Windows Explorer, Firefox, AOL, etc.) State if your Internet connection is dial-up (regular phone lines) or high-speed (DSL, cable). State if you have tried to take the quiz on another computer.
What if the test or quiz CAN be accessed but doesn’t work properly?
Sometimes it helps to use Firefox rather than some other browser. Make sure you are clicking on the circle bubble rather than the letter of the desired answer. Make sure you conclude the quiz by clicking the submit button - you may have to scroll down to see this.
When the teacher has responded to your READY assignment and given you permission to take the final test, you Arrange to Take your Proctored Final Test. Then you study for your test. Arrive at your pre-arranged proctoring location at a local school, library, or testing center. Show your picture ID to your proctor. Some proctors require a fee. Log-in to your EHS class and scroll down to Topic 4. Click the final test. Ask the proctor to put in the test password. Complete the timed final test. Submit the test. Log-off your EHS account. Thank the proctor. Log-in every day over the next couple days to see the final grade that's been awarded for the class. When the grade has been sent to your school of record, you will be removed from that class. What if I can't find a certified proctor where I live? You can request an educator from your local Utah school to sign up to be certified as an EHS proctor.
What is the EHS Curriculum?
See https://share.ehs.uen.org/beta The curriculum was released with a Creative Commons license early 2009.
What is the EHS mission?
"Our mission is to educate, remediate, accelerate, and graduate Utah's diverse learners with caring, qualified teachers using current technology to provide rigorous curricula, timely access to quality online instruction, and prompt professional feedback to student work." EHS administration monitors for increased numbers of successful credits earned. EHS teachers give students feedback in areas of academic weakness to help students improve the quality of their academic work. The EHS open-entry/open-exit policy enables students to earn credits more quickly and in addition to their schedule of classes at their brick and mortar school.
What do EHS administration, faculty and staff believe about education?
WE BELIEVE ALL people have the right and responsibility to learn, and that all students can learn, achieve and contribute to a quality society. Through formal and informal experiences everyone can be a life-long learner.
STUDENTS are ultimately responsible for their own learning, but teachers and parents should encourage, guide and support student efforts. All children need to have high expectations that are supported and strengthened by the educational system.
INDIVIDUAL students vary both in the speed with which they can learn new material, and in the styles or methods by which they learn best. In order to meet the needs of a variety of students, a variety of methods must be used.
STUDENTS should be able to earn credit based on their mastery of knowledge or skills, as measured by completion of assignments and tests, independent of the amount of time they have spent. UTAH Core Curriculum standards set the expectations for all learners, and the content specified in the Utah Core Curriculum can be delivered using technology and the Internet.
INTERACTION between student and teacher is important to learning, but that interaction does not need to be "face-to- face."
PROMPT, timely feedback improves student learning and motivation.
FLUENCY in technology use is a key skill both in the workforce and in personal life.
EDUCATION over the internet is necessarily somewhat different from education in a traditional classroom, but not necessarily better or worse.
ACQUISITION of certain core, subject-specific information or knowledge is necessary but not sufficient for a good education; class assignments should promote both the acquisition of knowledge and the acquisition and practice of higher level thinking skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, synthesis, creativity and evaluation. All students need to know how to continually access, analyze, and synthesize information. ONE of the keys to our continuing high quality of life lies in educating as many students as possible, as quickly as possible, and to as high a degree, as broad a range, and great a depth as possible; this applies not only to the typical majority of students, but also to those who have, for whatever reason, fallen behind their peers, and to those who are capable of progressing far beyond their peers.
What are the desired student learning outcomes at EHS?
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT
LEARNING THINKING AND REASONING EHS promotes thinking and reasoning with reading and writing assignments across the curriculum, but particularly in the Language Arts classes.
SOCIAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY EHS promotes social and civic responsibility with the school honor code and with the reminders on the web site and via e-mail to treat their teachers, proctors, and fellow students with respect.
CHARACTER EHS promotes character, by teaching students about academic honesty including plagiarism. Students are encouraged to work together to learn, but must pass the final proctored test without assistance. This promotes individual responsibility.
AESTHETICS EHS courses include literature classics.
COMMUNICATION EHS promotes effective communication through e-mail communications between teachers and students, as well as through writing assignments across the curriculum. EHS uses the Six Traits writing rubric to assess written communications. Each teacher has a voice mail box for students to leave messages.
SYSTEMS THINKING EHS promotes systems thinking by working with students and their counselors to make decisions about which coursework is best matched for their educational needs. For example, our mathematics class help students learn about number systems. Our Earth Systems class helps students learn about science-based systems.
EMPLOYABILITY EHS student futures are awash in technology. Our delivery system promotes student facility with technology. Because we provide quarter classes for students who accelerate or who need credit recovery, we are important to students leaving their local schools with a diploma on time. (Utah’s State Board of Education sets the required classwork for students to earn a diploma. EHS curriculum is aligned to the core curriculum to facilitate students learning the required content. The Board has also created a statewide vision called Life Skills in seven areas detailing how students should be prepared for adulthood and are part of our expectations for student learning.)
NCAA: Are EHS Core classes approved by NCAA? Yes.
Which EHS classes are approved by NCAA? The EHS institution code is 851024. Our approved classes are listed on the NCAA site. Be sure to talk with your school counselor to make sure they approve your taking the course from us to go onto your transcript. NCAA will ask your school to send your official transcript and ask us (EHS) to send our course completion certificate to assure we did grant the credit listed on your school's transcript.
What do I do if I need to take a break from the class? Students must be finished in 10 weeks, so students should not request a class until the student has the required time to complete the class. Taking a break of up to one week is okay if the 10 week completion can still be met. Be sure to stay in contact with the teacher.
How can I complete the class more quickly? Students are given 10 weeks to finish one quarter but some students finish it sooner by doing the following: Always have your next assignment ready to turn in as soon as the old one is graded. (Read the teacher feedback on the old assignment and make corrections to your new assignment before you submit the new assignment - to show the teacher you are learning from the feedback.) Make sure assignments are correct with up-to-date requirements so that none have to be resubmitted. (Our curriculum is constantly being improved and some requirements change.) Having to resubmit assignments is the great obstacle to efficient completion. Always follow instructions carefully to avoid delays. If it is an emergency, send a message to the instructor via e-mail. Tell your desired completion date and the reason for needing to complete more quickly. Teachers will let you know what or if anything can be worked out. If you are a senior, do your work early so you avoid the rush at the end of the school year! Seniors must complete their coursework by April 15 and their proctored exams by May 1. (Fitness for Life you are given a minimum of 6 weeks with a maximum of 7 weeks)
How is cheating dealt with? Any student involved in cheating (one who receives work or sends work from/to others) may be deleted from the class and/or have credit deleted. Repeat offenders may lose the option to take any class at EHS. Students are responsible for keeping their own work secure. ...
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