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Online Courses

Fossil Ridge High School offers over 500 rigorous courses in the classroom setting, that are taught by highly qualified instructional staff.  The master schedule is designed to meet the needs of all students, and is created annually, based upon the course requests of students that are submitted during the spring student registration process.  Course offerings are designed to meet graduation requirements, and include opportunities for students to access academic remediation and acceleration courses.  In addition, we offer a wealth of elective offerings that allow students to explore new fields, gain new perspectives, or expand their skills in courses that align with their passions.  The preferred and primary placement for all students is in the classroom.  Our teachers are committed to academic success of their students and seek to develop meaningful relationships that foster excellence inside and outside the classroom.

Sometimes, the journey towards graduation may include alternate paths towards success.  In certain, specific, individualized cases, students may need to supplement their FRHS courses taken in the classroom, with online options.  PSD online options are available for students who are in need of credit recovery, are NOT on track for on-time graduation, need to complete more courses in a year than what can be completed in the classroom, or in rare instances, need acceleration in a course that is not offered in the classroom at FRHS.

PSD online courses are self-contained, independent study units that students complete in our mind center.  While students can access their online courses 24 hours a day, their PSD online courses are completed at FRHS.  A student registered for a PSD online course will receive support from a certified teacher during one of their class periods at FRHS.

Who should not take an online course at FRHS?

  • Students who want to graduate early

  • Students who want to complete graduation requirements online so that they can take additional elective options at FRHS

  • Students who may be seeking NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, etc., eligibility (or may do so in the future)

What if my student doesn’t qualify for a PSD online course at FRHS?

Fossil Ridge High School is not an online school.  Students and families can utilize outside vendors to complete online course offerings.  The student and family should notify their counselor that they are completing an online course through an outside vender.

Students and families are responsible for:

  • Completing their registration with the outside vendor

  • Paying all course and material fees that are required from the vendor

  • Requesting final exams that need to be proctored at FRHS in the Mind Center

  • Ensuring that all final exams are completed by the established spring deadline

  • Paying for overnight delivery of completed exams for all exams ordered after May 1st

  • Meeting the credit transcription deadline (two days prior to the graduation ceremony)

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.