Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, only UC-approved online courses can be used to satisfy the “a-g” subject requirements. In other words, the principal of a high school can no longer certify non-UC-approved online courses to fulfill a subject requirement. Online courses that were completed and certified by a principal prior to the 2013-14 year are acceptable to fulfill the “a-g” subject requirements.
Online schools with “a-g” course approved prior to the 2013-14 update cycle will retain their UC course approval status through the 2013-14 academic year. Beyond the 2013-14 year, maintaining an "a-g" course list is dependent on the school demonstrating it operates according to the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Programs [PDF] in addition to their existing, approved courses undergoing an assessment against the iNACOL Quality Standards for Online Courses. The assessment against the iNACOL course standards will require that the course either be submitted to CLRN for certification or that the online school conducts their own self-assessment. Online schools must notify UC by January 31, 2014 of the completed assessment process for any previously approved courses (i.e., courses approved before the 2013-14 update cycle when the former policy was in place).
On February 1, 2014, coinciding with the opening of the 2014-15 course list update cycle, UC will remove all non-CLRN-certified and non-self-assessed courses from an online school’s “a-g” course list and will remove the entire course list if the school did not submit to UC their program self-assessment against the iNACOL program standards. Courses receiving CLRN certification or that are self-assessed by the online school after February 1, 2014 must be resubmitted as a new course to UC during the 2014-15 course list update cycle to receive “a-g” approval for the 2014-15 year and beyond.
UC highly recommends that online schools begin the CLRN certification or self-assessment process early to prevent the removal and resubmission of their courses in 2014.
Some of the providers listed below may only be used during the 2013-2014 school year. In the future, it is highly recommended that you use doorways to find programs that meet your individual needs.
a-g Course Lists
|California Pacific Charter Schl - Central California||Newport Beach, CA|
|California Pacific Charter School - North Central CA||Newport Beach, CA|
|California Pacific Charter School of Kern||Newport Beach, CA|
|California Pacific Charter School of San Diego||Newport Beach, CA|