Blocker Courses (New)

Department of Accountability & Other Support Services

Blocker Courses

Last Revision Date: August 30, 2019


There should be no empty periods in a students' schedule.  We have created many blocker courses  to fill periods on the schedule when students are not in regular academic courses.  These course numbers start with "N" and should already be loaded on your course deck.  There are several 'blocker' courses that can be used to denote where the student is during the duration of the school day when not in a traditional classroom setting.  These blocker courses are available to use in every school; however, the course may need to have sections added before students can be scheduled.

Cross enrolled students that do not attend their Home school due to a secondary enrollment to a program MUST be scheduled into the appropriate blocker course at the home school. The schedule start date must match the secondary enrollment date. This can be found on the enrollment tab.

Non-Instruction courses that require attendance to be taken every school day.

Finishing Grad Requirements Blocker Course   

The Finishing Grad Requirements blocker course is to be used for students who need to take a course or two to finish their graduation requirements and are not required to be at school for a full day - this course can be used to block out the rest of their daily schedule for attendance purposes. This course is used in conjunction with other courses.  It must not be the only course on a student's schedule.

Gifted Academy All Day

Used as a blocker course for students attending the Columbus Gifted Academy Program all day.  The course should span all periods of the home school's day.  

Global Academy All Day

Used as a blocker course for students attending the Columbus Global Academy Program all day.  The course should span all periods of the home school's day.  

Home Instruction Blocker Course

The Home Instruction (HOM) blocker course (N92200) should only be used when a student is assigned to Home Instruction and enrolled in Home Instruction as a secondary enrollment. The HOM blocker course (N92200) will be added to the student's schedule using the start date equal to the HOM enrollment start date. 

Located - Not Attending

This course is similar to the No Show course, except this is for students that have been located, but are not attending school.

While students are in this course, carry out appropriate attendance interventions, and log the interventions on the student's PLP Log.  

Options for Success

When a student is enrolled to the Options for Success program, a school representative from the primary school of attendance with scheduling rights (administrator/counselor/secretary) will end date the student's courses at his/her primary school of attendance on the day prior to the Options for Success enrollment start date. The Options for Success all day blocker course (N92111) will be added to the student's schedule at the student's home school using the start date equal to the Options for Success enrollment start date. 

No Show

This is a blocker course for students who have not shown up to school but were expected to. Create a section of this course to span the entire school day, and enroll students into this course for attendance taking (remember that attendance must be taken on this course daily). This will take students off teacher rosters and will give you an accurate reflection of available seats.  When enrolling in the NO SHOW course, use the next school day.  

This must only be used when student has never attended and staff are attempting to locate them.   While students are in this course, carry out appropriate attendance interventions (log interventions on the student's PLP log), complete the Unable To Locate Student Form.  Once completed, and signed by the Principal, submit an electronic withdrawal/end date request form via the CCSDAS.  Certify will generate a violation when a student has been scheduled into the No Show Blocker for more than 15 days. 

Unable to Locate

This course is similar to the NO SHOW course, except this is for students who have attended at some point during the current school year but stopped attending.  When enrolling in the Unable to Locate course, use the next school day.  

While students are in this course, the school should continue to carry out appropriate attendance interventions, as well as complete the Unable To Locate Student Form.  Once completed, submit an electronic withdraw request form via the CCSDAS.  Certify will generate a violation when a student has been scheduled into this blocker for more than 15 days. 

VCAP Full Time 

VCAP Full Time Blocker course (N00065V) is used for students attending VCAP all day and have a Secondary Enrollment in the Full Time VCAP Calendar.  Students attending VCAP full time are enrolled in their Home School and has a secondary enrollment into VCAP.  The Home School schedules the student into the VCAP Full Time course blocker (N00065V) effective the date of the enrollment start date into Full Time VCAP, which can be found on the Enrollment History tab for the student.  VCAP courses are assigned and scheduled by the VCAP office.  Students must apply each year to be in VCAP courses.