About KET Distance Learning
KET Distance Learning has grown and changed over the years, but one thing has remained constant: our belief that students learn best when they interact personally with a well-qualified and attentive teacher. To keep those personal contacts front and center, our full-time teachers and staff are always available by email, skype, and phone during school hours. This commitment to a personal approach to education contrasts sharply with most distance learning programs, which generally offer students only minimal opportunities to communicate directly with their teachers.
In 1989, Kentucky Educational Television-Kentucky's statewide public television network-premiered its first distance learning class, broadcast live by satellite to schools nationwide. In the years since, KET Distance Learning has evolved from a television-based service to a diverse, flexible program that combines interactive, online components with digital multi-media to provide lively, relevant, standards-based instruction.
Students can now choose from 14 courses:
- Arts in Culture: History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts
- Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3, Latin Literature, and AP® Latin
- German 1, German 2, and German 3
- Mandarin Chinese 1 and Mandarin Chinese 2
- Spanish 1 and Spanish 2
- Economics & Personal Finance.
Teachers can now choose from 2 resources:
All KET courses now require an onsite facilitator, who assists students, monitors their progress, and proctors tests. If problems or questions arise, onsite facilitators-like their students-have quick and easy email, skype, or phone access to the KET teacher, a class tutor, or one of our staff members.