A campus is eligible to participate in the program if it is located in a school district that has an enrollment of fewer than 5,000 students and is not located in an area defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area as of January 2007. The commissioner shall give priority to a campus that offers a relatively limited course selection to students in comparison to the course selections generally offered to students in metropolitan areas.
Campuses selected to participate in the pilot are entitled to receive state grant funds in an amount not to exceed $200 each school year for each student in an eligible grade level served through the program. As a condition of receiving grant funds, a campus must contribute additional funding for activities provided at the campus through the program, in an amount equal to at least $100 each school year for each student in an eligible grade level served through the program. The additional funding required may consist of local funds, private funds or state funds other than grant funds provided under this program. For program activities provided at the high school level, the high school allotment may be used to meet the additional funding requirement. A campus participating in the program must provide students with individual access to technology-based supplemental instruction for at least 10 hours each week.