UC system makes online high school classes available to students at home

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The UC system is making its online high school program, UC Scout, available to students at home in light of the shelter-in-place orders.

Before universities across the nation transitioned to remote instruction, the UC Scout program provided high school students with online learning opportunities to further their college admission goals, according to a UC press release. UC Scout can help provide free online courses that are “valuable” to teachers and students alike and has seen its enrollment double in the last year.

According to the press release, UC Scout is well-suited to virtual learning as it provides a “well-honed reservoir of online learning.” It also provides instruction in A-G requirements, which are required for admission to both the UC system as well as the California State University system.

Using the UC Scout’s 65 A-G approved classes, California students can work at their own pace for free. They can also pay a small fee to have their class led by a teacher with a California teaching credential. To help cover these costs, scholarships are available.

Mallika Seshadri is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @SeshadriMallika.