Students and Parents
Who is eligible? Public, Private and Home School students.
Students are eligible to earn high school credit through the Statewide Online Education Program if they are enrolled in a public school in Utah, or if they attend a private school or home school in Utah and have a custodial parent or guardian who is a resident of Utah. All necessary information is available on this website.
For the 2015-16 school year, students may enroll in up to 5.0 credits in online courses (except for early graduation - see below); upon request, the State Board of Education may allow the student to enroll in online courses for more than three online credits if the online courses better meet the academic goals of the student, and the student's enrollment request is not accepted by their district or charter school.
You will not normally be allowed to more credits in a school year than the number of credits you may earn by taking a full course load during the regular school day at your high school classroom, although your school district or charter school may allow you to do so.
Where do I get information about the courses I can take through Statewide Online Education Program?
Click here for a list of providers, plus a course catalog for each of these. More information is available regarding NCAA course eligibility and Regent's Scholarship course acceptance at the bottom of the list of providers found on the page linked above. Please review these areas if these are issues that are of concern to you or your student.
How do I register?
Before choosing a course, please check the course lists at the provider websites linked to the "Provider List", above, to ensure that the Provider that you choose offers the course you are selecting. Providers will be specified, in the enrollment application, following the title of each course. Students are free to choose any available public education provider, and may do so by completing the Enrollment Request.
For your convenience, a link to the State Board of Education Graduation Requirements is available here: Graduation Requirements - High School. Please note that schools may have additional requirements, and your school counselor can advise you regarding coursework. In the Statewide Online Education Program Course Catalog within the SEATS enrollment application (linked above to the Enrollment Request/Course Credit Acknowledgement Form), courses are classified by the type of credit offered.
You may register at any time during the calendar year, but are encouraged to register during ordinary registration processes taking place each spring for the upcoming school year. Enrollments are currently being accepted for the 2015-16 school year.
Needing a Brush Up on Basic Computer Skills?
Any student needing a brush up on basic computer skills may utilize the Basic Computer Skills Mooc offered by Wisconsin Online. This is a free, and open resource.
Annual Report on Providers (available yearly around December)
Course catalogs and other materials found on the Student and Parents webpage may help in making selections. Additional Information can be found in the "Annual Report on Providers," below:
2013-14 Report on Providers
2012-13 Report on Providers
2011-12 Report on Providers
You may (but are not required) to complete and print a Student and Parent Online Course Plan to prepare for your meeting with your school counselor or online provider.
Once your enrollment is approved, an online course provider will contact you to begin your coursework.
What if I want to graduate early?
A student may earn more credits in a semester than the number of credits they would earn by taking a full course load during the regular school day in their high school, if they intend to complete high school graduation requirements and exit high school early in accordance with an approved education/occupation plan (SEOP).
Is the Electronic High School (EHS) still available?
Electronic High School (EHS) continues to offer open-entry/open-exit classes for Utah at no cost to Utah students or schools.
Appeal of Credit Limitation
If a student has a specific, compelling need to exceed 5.0 online credits during the 2015-16 school year, the family must first file the course requests for the additional credit(s), using the application above. If these requests are not accepted by your school district or charter school and you wish to appeal this decision, email USOE SOEP Administrator cory[dot]kanth[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Cory Kanth), summarizing your situation, and we will determine what will work with yourself and your school district to determine a resolution.