Barrow Online Campus (BOC) provides a full-time online learning option for 7th-12th grade students who reside in Barrow County. Our online learners benefit from a flexible learning process and extensive support from our teachers and learner support team. BOC learners have access to a wide range of courses, including those required for high school graduation. Students are also able to work online using a schedule that works best for them.
Any student who resides in Barrow County may express interest in enrolling in the BOC full-time program. We strive to serve every student who is interested in learning online, although a waiting list may be implemented if applications exceed capacity. Please note, any student who receives special education support must have an IEP meeting prior to enrollment at BOC to determine the most appropriate placement.
Families who are not currently enrolled in BCSS are encouraged to review registration requirements on the school system's registration information page.
If you have questions, please contact your high school's liaison for additional information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BOC teachers reserve the right to request that students take tests in person or in a virtual proctoring format in certain cases.
We believe that most students can successfully learn in an online setting. In order to determine the most appropriate setting, an IEP meeting will be held before enrolling any student who receives special education services.
BOC provides extensive support to ensure students are successful academically. However, if a family wishes for their child to transfer back to their zoned high school, they may do so at the end of fall or spring semester.
Yes, we do anticipate BOC students being able to participate in sports and other activities at their zoned high schools.
Yes, students may opt to take courses in-person at Sims Academy or via dual enrollment.
While students are able to learn on their own schedule with BOC, they should log in to their online course every day. Attendance is marked on a course-by-course basis. To be considered present in each course, the student must have at least 30 minutes of activity in the online platform in that specific course. Because BOC offers a personalized learning environment in which students can advance at their own pace, students who maintain a grade of 70 or above will automatically be marked present.
BOC is a program of the Barrow County School System. Students will maintain their enrollment at their zoned high school. As such, graduates will receive diplomas and participate in graduation ceremonies at their official high school of enrollment.
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