Welcome to Coach Rathjen's Website

  • Welcome to Mr. Rathjen's Website


    Room 242 Extension 5288 


    Classes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th hours

    Prep 6th hour


    Congratulations!  Thanks for arriving at our website and viewing the information AJHS distance learning educational program called “AJDLP.”



    -         What is meant by “online education?”


    When you participate in an online delivery program it means that you are given the opportunity to complete credits toward high school graduation in a setting different from a typical class.  AJDLP provides options in an independent study format with teacher guidance, one-on-one instruction, and distance learning opportunities.


    Students in the Online and Distance Learning class complete online coursework.   Students work on one subject at a time.  Credit is earned through completion of required tasks and tests for the course. Students must make continuous academic progress determined by their individualized plan to remain in the program, at least ½ credit per semester.  Students work at a pace established by the counselor.  Students may have to complete in a class in six weeks to get back on track to graduate on time with their cohort.  


    -         Who may attend the AJDLP Class?


    Any AJHS student who is referred by a counselor and who meets one or more of the following criteria:


    1.   Needs an alternative learning environment.

    2.   Attempted, but did not pass, a subject necessary for graduation.

    3.   Conflict in schedule or subject not available at AJHS.

    4.   Transfer from another district.

    5.   Other special circumstances, e.g., student placed in wrong class



    -         Who may attend the AJ Online Learning Class?


    Any AJHS student who is interested in completing courses in an online delivery system, is willing to meet the attendance and performance requirements, and has access to a computer with the Internet outside of the school day.


    Acceptance into the AJDLP will depend on space availability.  Students must enter the program at the time that space is available or risk losing their opportunity to take advantage of the program.  



    -         What does the AJDLP offer?


    Students will be working on rigorous curriculum which incorporates the State Standards. There will be opportunities to earn credits in most subject areas.