Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Plano ISD eSchool courses accredited?
Yes, the courses offered through eSchool are accredited through Plano ISD. Credit will be granted through Plano East Senior High School in accordance with district policies.
Can I attend Plano ISD eSchool and my regular high school at the same time?
Yes, eSchool is designed for students currently enrolled in a school within Plano ISD or outside of Plano ISD, as well as, students being home schooled.
If you are currently enrolled in school and intend to take an eSchool course for graduation credit, please contact your school counselor to receive official approval to ensure proper recording of eSchool courses on your transcript.
If I am considering taking an eSchool course, what is the first thing that I should do?
The first step in taking an eSchool course is to meet with your campus counselor to discuss approval for the course and to be sure that the course works with your specific graduation plan.
What Courses are available?
Plano ISD eSchool offers a multitude of courses. Courses may close due to high enrollment as there are a limited number of seats. Please see, Registration and Course Descriptions for a full listing or the courses offered.
How many eSchool courses can I take at one time?
Students currently enrolled in Plano ISD will be allowed to take two eSchool courses at one time, and may earn a total of three credits through Plano ISD eSchool courses and/or correspondence courses.
We encourage you to balance your eSchool course load with your current schedule. If you are a full time student, you should consult with your school counselor to design a plan that best fits your schedule and graduation plan.
Students may enroll in no more than two eSchool courses at one time. If a student needs both semesters of a 2 semester course, he/she must register for and complete the first semester before registering to take the second semester in that same course.
Are eSchool courses used in computing class rankings?
No, for Plano ISD students, grades earned in eSchool courses are not used in computing class rankings. eSchool courses have a neutral impact on a student’s GPA and class rankings. Students that do not attend Plano ISD need to check their district's policy regarding online courses.
Will eSchool credit transfer to another district?
eSchool course credit is awarded through Plano ISD and is completely transferable within the United States and internationally. If you are currently enrolled in school and intend to take an eSchool course for graduation credit, we recommend that you contact your school counselor to receive official approval and to ensure proper recording of eSchool courses on your transcript.
I live outside Plano ISD, may I take an eSchool course?
Absolutely! All students in grades 9-12 are welcome to take eSchool courses. eSchool has provided excellence in online learning to students across the United States and internationally, with students living in Singapore, Tanzania, and Saudi Arabia among others.
My child will not be a 9th grade student until school ends for the summer. When would he be eligible to take a Plano ISD eschool course?
Great question! Students that successfully pass 8th grade at the end of the school year are eligible to take eSchool courses in the summer. This is something that needs to be discussed with the middle school counselor for approval prior to the end of the school year.
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