Online High School
Admission and Orientation
The Lewis-Palmer Online High School Program (LPOHSP) provides enrollment with both part-time and full-time options.
Part-time status within the Lewis-Palmer Online High School Program is an available option for those who wish to either combine with brick and mortar courses in pursuit of a complete academic experience or for those who are seeking part-time educational options (i.e homeschool students or Concurrent Enrollment). Full time status within the Lewis-Palmer Online High School Program is comprised of an enrollment that includes 6 or 7 online courses - which are comprised of the academic core and electives and in alignment with the student’s ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan). LPOHSP students grow, learn and earn credits toward graduation as Lewis-Palmer School District students and upon completion of graduation requirements, will graduate and earn a diploma from their brick and mortar high school.
It is highly recommended that students who are experiencing online learning for the first time begin with a reduced course load to develop healthy study habits and routines.
Part-time online and part-time at a brick and mortar school
Students enrolled in 6 – 7 classes online
Students enrolled in at least two classes with LPOHSP and one of the following:
Brick and Mortar courses that, when combined, create a schedule with a minimum of 6 classes (not to exceed 7 total)
Concurrent Enrollment courses that include 3-11 credits.
Students enrolled in 2-7 classes with LPSD-OHS.
*This option is available for those who are homeschooled.
Admissions Procedures and Guidelines
Enrollment within LPOHSP is an individualized process in which student demonstration of personal (time management, advocacy, responsibility, etc.) and academic readiness contribute to the overall proceedings for online enrollment. Interest in LPOHSP must be expressed each semester by the student and parent whereas the determination as to whether online learning is an appropriate educational option will be made by a designated academic team (including, but not limited to, the student’s counselor, Online Mentor, Online Teachers and possibly designated Admin and/or case managers).
Interested families must adhere to the following process for enrollment.
- Express interest to school counselor to initiate enrollment process.
- Check school email
- Complete Online Enrollment Application
- Return Required Paperwork
a. Parent/Student Handbook Verification Form
b. Completed Mutually Agreeable Plan (MAP)
c. Current/historical academic support documentation if applicable (i.e IEP, 504, ILP, ALP, etc.)
3. Schedule meeting with counselor to proceed accordingly
4. Fulfill any enrollment document requests
1. Affidavit of Colorado Residency
2. Technology Release Form
Please Note: Final enrollment approval will be determined upon reviewing enrollment documents. LPOHSP reserves the right to deny final enrollment if paperwork indicates incomplete, inaccurate or falsified information.
Enrollment is available and tuition-free to any student meeting enrollment conditions including but not limited to:
- The ability of LPOHSP to adequately meet the applicant's learning needs – if applicable.
- Academic history of passing previous online learning courses – if applicable
Students have a limited time from the start date of the online course to make the decision to discontinue their enrollment and transfer to courses within the brick and mortar setting. Because of the complexity of building master schedules, transferring from an online environment to a brick and mortar course could present challenges and may limit options with enrollment and course equivalency. In the event of the decision to transfer, grades and all coursework will transfer with the student as well. Any request to withdraw from a course must be made in writing by the parent/guardian and be submitted to the school counselor and may result in a W/F (Withdrawal/Fail) on their transcript if it is beyond the withdrawal window.