Distance Education Programs and Courses
The term “Distance Education”, often used interchangeably with “Virtual education”,
is defined as instruction during which students and teachers are separated by time and/or location and interact via computers and/or telecommunications technologies. Virtual education ranges from straightforward coursework presented online for
students to view at their own pace; to interactive, real-time instruction between
teachers and students over an electronic medium unconstrained by geographic or temporal boundaries. When properly employed by skilled instructors, technology
can make many learning opportunities available to any student, at any location,
and at any time.
The Department of Education regulates the approval of distance education courses and programs according to NRS 388 and NAC 388.
Distance Education Programs
Distance Education Approved Program Provide List
School districts and charter schools must be approved to provide distance education.
Program Application & Guidelines
Distance Education Courses
Course Application & Guidelines
All Distance Education Courses must be approved and must align to the Nevada Academic Content Standards which includes: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies including multicultural and financial literacy, World Language, Integrated Technology and Computer Science, Fine Arts, Health, and Physical Education. Additionally, all courses that are part of CTE programs must also be aligned to the CTE standards. It is the responsibility of the vendor to update courses when new standards have been revised and adopted in Nevada one year after the formal adoption by the Nevada State Board of Education.
When completing the application, please ensure each content/subject matter is listed on separate pages. Section two of the application may have multiple pages,
- Computer Science
- Fine Arts
- Physical Education
- Social Studies
- World Language
Please ensure the application is completed in its entirety and all documents are submitted for review. If items are missing from the application, the review processing time will be delayed. Courses are approved for three years from the approval date. Every three years an entire new application must be submitted for every course with required documentation.
Approved Course Provider List
The provider list will be updated twice a year: January 1st and August 1st.