Fort Bend ISD provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in online and distance learning. These opportunities allow both students and teachers the opportunity to learn beyond the traditional classroom.
The O-LAB Program consists of a variety of online learning options. Each high school, Progressive, and the Reese CTE Center all have online learning labs and at least one full-time online teacher. Students work with their counselors and develop plans that can include traditional and non-traditional coursework. The O-LAB options include several ways to access online coursework.
- Edgenuity Courses - Fort Bend ISD utilizes the Edgenuity learning management system and a catalog of courses for various locally-managed programs. Students can take Edgenuity courses as part of their regular daily schedule for original credit or credit recovery. Some students choose to take an extra course beyond their regular daily school schedule. Various Summer O-LAB programs are available, too. Students must apply for coursework and adhere to the O-LAB guidelines to be able to take these courses. Course approval is required. Course grades earned will be included on the student's FBISD transcript.
- TxVSN (Texas Virtual School Network) – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides online courses to eligible students through the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN). The TXVSN course catalog works in partnership with Texas public schools to provide their students with opportunities to enroll in high school, Advanced Placement, and dual-credit courses offered by TEA-approved catalog course providers. Students must begin the application process with their counselor and complete registration and payment through the O-LAB Manager. Students are subject to policy, procedures, expectations, and timelines set by each TxVSN provider. Course grades provided by any TxVSN-approved provider will be included on a student's FBISD transcript.
- University of Texas and Texas Tech University – Students may take online high school courses provided by The University of Texas or Texas Tech University. Students must begin the application process with their counselor and complete registration and tuition payment with the university provider. Students are subject to policy, procedures, expectations, and timelines set by each university. Course grades provided by UT or TTU will be included on a student's FBISD transcript.