requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public
Law 88-352, 78 Stat. 241).
"Online course." A course of study that uses technology in
order to provide a significant portion of its curriculum and to
deliver a significant portion of instruction to students through
the Internet or other electronic means. The term shall include
all services and materials related to such course.
"Provider." An individual or a nonprofit or for-profit
organization, business, institution of higher education or
school entity which has submitted one or more online courses to
the Department of Education for inclusion in the clearinghouse
established under this article.
"School entity." A school district, joint school district,
charter school, regional charter school, cyber charter school,
intermediate unit or area vocational-technical school.
"Secretary." The Secretary of Education of the Commonwealth.
Section 1502-H. Clearinghouse for online course offerings.
(a) Duty to establish.-- The department shall establish a
central online clearinghouse which shall at a minimum include an
online database of online courses for students enrolled in
grades six through twelve and shall be accessible by school
entities, nonpublic schools, home education programs and the
general public. In establishing the clearinghouse the department
shall adhere to the following implementation schedule:
(1) From the date of establishment of the clearinghouse
which shall be no later than the commencement of the 2017-
2018 school year and in each school year thereafter, the
clearinghouse shall offer online courses for all content
areas assessed by a Keystone Exam, as well as online courses
which provide supplementary instruction relating to a
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