Niswonger Online Newsletter
Niswonger Online in Numbers
- 1,114 enrollments in Fall 2023 and Year Long 23-24 General Education courses
- 40 schools represented
- 40 courses offered
- 38 teachers
Monday, November 20: Enrollment opens for Spring 2024 classes.
Friday, December 15: Last day of the fall semester. Fall courses close at 11:59PM Eastern.
Saturday, December 16-Wednesday, January 10: Niswonger Online Winter Break
Thursday, January 11: First day of the spring semester.
Friday, January 26: Last day to add or drop a spring semester class.
Friday, May 3: Final due date of the spring semester.
Saturday, May 4- Friday, May 17: Catch up weeks
Friday, May 17: Last day of the spring semester. Courses close at 11:59PM Eastern.
Student Spotlight: Hilary B
Hilary is a Senior at West Ridge High School. Hilary took her first Niswonger Online class the summer before her sophomore year. She has completed ASL 1, ASL 2, Medical Terminology, and Digital Photography through Niswonger Online. She is currently enrolled in AP Literature and Composition through AP Access for ALL.
Hilary says, "My Niswonger Online experience has been great! I really enjoy being able to get ahead in high school to better prepare myself for my future career. Having the opportunity to take these classes is extremely helpful to my schedule. I have time to complete all the assignments, while still participating in school activities. These classes helped me finish up all of my high school credits early, giving me the opportunity to work on my college degree early."
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Evie LaFollette
Mrs. LaFollette has been teaching psychology for Niswonger Online for the last ten years. Her class is unique. After completing the majority of the course, students explore topics of interest in psychology through four weeks of "student choice" modules. We love that this offers students an opportunity to take charge of their learning!
Mrs. LaFollette teaches biology at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was one of six teachers chosen for the 2023 Robert E. Yager Exemplary Teaching Award by the National Science Teaching Association, an award that recognizes teachers who successfully use innovation and excellence in their classroom. You can read more about this special honor in the news article linked below.
NEW! Cybersecurity Pathway in partnership with STEM.LD
We are pleased to annouce the development of an online Cybersecurity pathway in partnership with STEM.LD. Cybersecurity I will be offered for the first time in Spring 2024. Cybersecurity II will follow in Fall 2024.
Course Spotlight: Cybersecurity I
Students in Cybersecurity I will learn about networks, cryptography, Linux, and how and why cyber attacks happen. Cybersecurity experts are needed across all fields, including business, education, healthcare, law, and the military. Computer Science Foundations is a prerequisite for this course.
Students who successfully complete Cybersecurity I can move on to Cybersecurity II, available Fall 2024. Students can finish the Cybersecurity pathway by taking a level 4 course at their local community college.
Expectations for Success
Our Expectations for Success page outlines the roles and responsibilities of all individuals involved in our program: students, parents, schools, in-person facilitators, Niswonger Online Teachers, and Niswonger Online Administrators. You can view this document at www.niswongeronline.com/expectations or by clicking the button below.
Late Work Policy
Enrollment for Spring 2024 Opens November 20
Mark your calendars! Enrollment for Spring 2024 classes opens on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 8:00am Eastern.
Students, parents, and school counselors can check out the list of available courses at www.niswongeronline.com/courses.
We offer our full catalog of courses every semester, enrollment numbers permitting.