Models of implementation



    Online courses are offered in the instructional settings defined below:


    • "Virtual" Implementation (EDGL/APXL): Course offered online with the vendor providing the appropriately credentialed teacher. 
    • "Blended" Implementation : Instruction is delivered by an LAUSD credentialed instructor and the digital content is provided by the online vendor.   Blended model course titles will no longer have a separate identifier with the transcript abbreviation and the vendor abbrebiation in MiSIS.  

    • Prescriptive versions (EDGP/APXP): These courses are intended for credit recovery only. When available, both virtual and blended implementation models may offer a course in a prescriptive (mastery-based) version. These courses are the same as the core (original credit) version with a “test-out” feature.  This model cannot be used to obtain original credit.  Prescriptive courses are not NCAA approved regardless of implementation model.  Advanced Placement (AP) courses are not available in Prescriptive versions.  

Online credit-bearing course providers

  • For the 2019-2020 school year, the Division of Instruction has approved the following two online course publishers: Edgenuity and APEX Learning. In order to honor local autonomy and decision-making, local districs were allowed to choose whether to be included in a bulk purchase of blended learning licenses with Edgenuity made by the Division of Instruction for the 2019-2020 school-year or to purchase blended learning licenses with a vendor on their own. All LDs opted to be included in this bulk purchase of 1500 Edgenuity blended learning licenses, with each local district receiving an allocation of 250 licenses. All local districts were free to design their own process for allocating licenses to school sites.

    Please contact your LD Instructional Technology designee for instructions on how to use Edgenuity blended licenses and/or make any additional license purchases.

  • Edgnuity

Online Learning Contacts for Each Region

Process for offering online credit-bearing courses:


    • STEP 1: All schools that would like to offer online credit-bearing courses must first designate a point of contact for each of the implementation models being offered. The individual(s) designated by the principal are responsible for overseeing the fidelity of the program’s implementation and progress as well as being the point of contact for the local district Instructional Technology Specialist. The Division of Instruction does not offer any compensation for assuming these roles. Please submit principal’s selections at:

        • If offering virtual courses, school must designate a “Supervising Mentor” to oversee all mentors at the school site.
        • If offering blended learning courses, school must designate a “Site Coordinator” to oversee all teachers hosting a blended learning course at the school site.
    • STEP 2: Secure the appropriate license(s): After assessing the courses your school needs, please see above for instructions on how to secure the license(s) you will need.

    • STEP 3: Schools that choose to offer an online program must ensure the appropriate staff participates in the District’s online professional development provided by the corresponding online course publisher(s) prior to enrolling students in the courses. Please visit or contact your local district’s Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) for specific online course publisher professional development dates. Schools offering courses from multiple vendors need to attend each vendor’s trainings since the training is unique to each vendor’s platform.

    • STEP 4: As with any other “A-G” approved course, prior to enrolling a student in a course, schools must first ensure that the online course(s) being offered appears on their UC “A-G” approved list which is located on the Course Management Portal. Refer to Reference Guide 5833.5 “Revision of the UC/CSU A-G Approved Course List” for more information on the process for updating school site A-G approved course list or contact your local district’s Counseling Coordinator for support. Schools are required to use appropriate MiSiS course number to reflect the online publisher and modality of instruction in the students’ transcripts.

    • STEP 5: Trained staff is expected to implement each model of instruction with fidelity adhering to district policies and monitor student progress regularly. Throughout the school year, important announcements that may require action will be shared via the publisher’s platform, the Division of Instruction’s website:, and/or through the local district’s Instructional Technology Specialist.

Interoffice Correspondence Online Learning Update 10.19.18

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.