High School Teachers and Administrators:

What does a high school have to provide for students to take this course?

The high school must provide the following:

  1. A time period available for students to take this course
  2. A site coordinator (not necessarily a math teacher)
  3. A space for the course to take place with sufficient computer and internet access.  This means students must be able to access online course content without being prevented from doing so by high school internet firewalls.
  • For Tuesday/Thursday class sessions, students should have access to a computer with internet and headphones with a microphone so that they can hear the class and speak to the class.  No instructor from the high school is needed during the recitation time for this set-up.
  • For schools with multiple students in the same recitation and a teacher overseeing the group, students may have individual computers or may use a common teacher computer connected to a projector.  If a common teacher computer is used, the teacher will have to have individual students come up to the microphone in the teacher computer to ask questions or present their problem to the class.
  • If the students are going to watch the online lessons during the school day, each student will need an individual computer with headphones on MWF. The students can also be asked to do this at home.

What does the site coordinator do?

The site coordinator is the local high school contact for this course. The site coordinator either does the following tasks or finds someone to fulfill the following tasks at your high school:

  • Ensuring the students have access to the appropriate technology, working correctly, from the first day of the course
  • Supervising the students during their class period to be sure they are on task and to help with any technical problems.
  • Communicating any issues to the Ohio State course lecturer.
  • Proctoring student in-person assessments following Ohio State policies, and returns exams back to Ohio State via email or fax.

Does it matter how many students from my high school participate?

No, you have one student or multiple students.  These class sessions will include group work. Zoom can be used to group students from various high schools or to group high school students with in person OSU students. It is really nice when there are multiple students from your school taking the class during the same class time. Then these students can work together as a group and can support each other while attempting the online content.

What time are class sessions?

Class sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are 55 minutes long. Students can sign up for class sessions which begin at the standard OSU start times: 8:00, 9:10, 10:20, 11:30, 12:40, 1:50, 3:00, 4:10.  (Note: While we attempt to have as many time periods available as possible, it is not always possible to offer all time periods for both courses every semester.  If your school would like a particular time period to be offered, please contact elizmiller@math.osu.edu as early as possible with this request.)

NOTE: High school students may attend the online recitation sessions from home before or after the school day as long as appropriate arrangements for exam proctoring are made.

The student must take in-person assessments in a proctored environment at the high school on the appropriate days. (The exams need not be administered during the recitation class time.) Alternately, the student may come to Ohio State and take the exam with their classmates.