Learning Power: South Dakota Online AP courses are available online at the South Dakota Virtual School on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Just the basics
- Courses are offered free of charge. (Schools will cover cost of books.)
- Courses are rigorous. Students need to be properly prepared.
- Students must have the permission of their school to participate.
- Courses are taught by qualified instructors.
- Registration is through the South Dakota Virtual School.
What you need to know
Essential information: Students and parents
Essential information: School officials
Who is behind Learning Power
Learning Power is funded by a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative through support from Exxon-Mobil. It is led by the
South Dakota Collaborative for Advanced Placement whose members represent the following:
- Office of the Governor
- South Dakota Department of Education
- South Dakota Virtual School
- Technology and Innovation in Education
- South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Northern State University E-learning Center
- Black Hills State University Center for Advancement of Mathematics and Science
- South Dakota Science and Technology Authority/Sanford Laboratory
- South Dakota Board of Regents
- School Administrators of South Dakota
- South Dakota Community Foundation
- National Board Certified Teachers
For more information
As questions arie, Dr. Jim Parry, Learning Power program director, MaryLou McGirr, Learning Power program coordinator, and Mary Cundy, Principal of the E-learning Center, NSU, are available to answer questions.