• As used in this chapter:
    • (1) “Blended learning” means the combination of virtual learning with the integration of in-person teaching practices. Blended learning occurs in a school building and can be teacher led or involve the purchase or use of a technology;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 49-18-102

      • Blended learning: means the combination of virtual learning with the integration of in-person teaching practices. See Tennessee Code 49-18-102
      • Charter school: means a Tennessee public charter school authorized to operate under chapter 13 of this title. See Tennessee Code 49-18-102
      • Course access catalog: means a listing of providers that have been approved by the state board of education and a listing of courses offered by approved providers, which are available to participating students. See Tennessee Code 49-18-102
      • Course access program: means the program created by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 49-18-102
      • Department: means the department of education. See Tennessee Code 49-18-102
      • Eligible student: means any student who is enrolled in a Tennessee public school, including a charter school, in grades seven through twelve (7-12). See Tennessee Code 49-18-102
      • local board of education: means the board of education that manages and controls the respective local public school system. See Tennessee Code 49-1-103
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • provider: means a nonprofit entity, LEA, charter school or charter management organization, institution of higher education, or state agency, that has been approved by the state board to offer individual courses in person or online and that has been included in the listing of providers in the course access catalog. See Tennessee Code 49-18-102
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State board: means the state board of education. See Tennessee Code 49-18-102

      (2) “Charter management organization” or “CMO” means a nonprofit entity that operates multiple charter schools at least one (1) of which is in Tennessee;

    • (3) “Charter school” means a Tennessee public charter school authorized to operate under chapter 13 of this title;

    • (4) “Course access catalog” means a listing of providers that have been approved by the state board of education and a listing of courses offered by approved providers, which are available to participating students;

    • (5) “Course access program” means the program created by this chapter;

    • (6) “Course provider” or “provider” means a nonprofit entity, LEA, charter school or charter management organization, institution of higher education, or state agency, that has been approved by the state board to offer individual courses in person or online and that has been included in the listing of providers in the course access catalog;

    • (7) “Department” means the department of education;

    • (8) “Eligible student” means any student who is enrolled in a Tennessee public school, including a charter school, in grades seven through twelve (7-12);

    • (9) “Governing body of a home LEA” means the local board of education, if the home LEA is an LEA, or the governing body of a charter school, if the home LEA is a charter school;

    • (10) “Home LEA” means the LEA or the charter school in which the student is enrolled full-time;

    • (11) “Host LEA” means an LEA or a charter school offering course access program courses through an approved course provider to eligible students;

    • (12) “Participating student” means any eligible student enrolled in a course access program course through a host LEA;

    • (13) “State board” means the state board of education; and

    • (14) “Virtual learning course” means a course in which a significant portion of instruction is delivered to students through the effective use of technology.