Kingsport City Schools Announces the Launch of Online Courses for 2014-2015 School Year


KINGSPORT – Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is excited to partner with the Niswonger Foundation to expand online course offerings.  These online course offerings will supplement the online courses currently under development by KCS teachers.  The online course catalog can be viewed via the KCS Online Course Catalog for the 2014-2015 school year. Online courses will be available for rising 9th-12th grade students under the advisement of the students counselor and administrator.

The vision and creation of online courses for KCS students is derived from the very essence of what Kingsport City Schools strives to accomplish within the systems Guiding Tenets. KCS is committed to providing a student-focused and world-class educational experience for each student. One of the primary focal points of the guiding tenets are the KCS Goals. Five system goals were established during the 2012-2013 school year and are revised annually. The goals are reflective of the systems mission, vision and core values. Goal One focuses on the education program: KCS will deliver world-class curriculum and instruction. Within Goal One are Long-Term Targets; Target 2: Beginning with the freshman class of 2013-2014, 90 percent of student will complete at least one online course by graduation in 2017.

“The implementation of the first online course catalogue is another step toward our vision of being world class, said KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie. This proactive approach will provide students with a more flexible and personalized learning program. It will also broaden curriculum offerings while allowing students to take more ownership of their learning.

These online courses provide students with an excellent opportunity to accelerate their learning and maximize the wide variety of opportunities available to Dobyns-Bennett students, said Dr. Chris Hampton, Dobyns-Bennett High School principal.

Online course offerings are subject to change based upon enrollment. Students are required to contact their counselor to begin the process of enrolling in an online course. To learn more about these and other courses, visit by clicking e-LearningKCS Online Course Catalog. Students and/or parents/guardians need to contact the students school counselor for registration and registration deadlines.

For more information on the 2014-2015 Online Learning Catalog, contact Shanna Hensley, Cora Cox Academy principal at (423) 378.2185, Laurie Norris, e-Learning specialist at (423) 378.8536 or email

Kingsport City Schools is a public school system located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and an alternative school; with total enrollment reaching 7,000 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused -¦ World Class.

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