Website Personnel Are Responsible For Safeguarding Student Privacy

All Website Personnel have signed an agreement to safeguard student privacy. This responsibility extends to the access, use, release and disposal of any information on students.

This document is designed for students/parents/guardians with general guidelines about protecting student privacy. It does not address all of the laws and policies related to student records and data privacy. For more information on student data, contact your student’s school district.

Consortium administrators, teachers, counselors, post-secondary administrators, or website staff may have access to selected student information on a need to know basis, and/or pursuant to federal and state law.

Student data collected:

  • Name
  • Grade level in school
  • Address
  • Student enrollment in Articulated College Credit (ACC) courses
  • Email address
  • Student grade (Successful/Unsuccessful in ACC courses)
  • Name of schools attended
  • Date of enrollment
  • Date of birth
  • Date of course completion
  • All data on students maintained by the school, school district, or by persons acting on behalf of website are private and are not visible on the public website.

    Student information will be used to further the educational needs of the student (e.g. a college can verify student enrollment and success in an ACC course). Student information is all data (paper and electronic), collected and maintained by the website, which relates to the individual student. No one may access private student information unless the person is a registered consortium/school/college user on the website (e.g. a high school or college administrator). College administrators may contact students in regard to ACC opportunities.

    Parents/guardians and adult students may restrict student data utilized by notifying the administrative users of this website through the "help" tab email system. The restriction request may result in the student data being removed from the site with a loss of documentation.

    Privacy is a Legal and Professional Expectation

    Keeping student information confidential is vital to professionalism.

    The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) mandates the privacy of student information.

    The Code of Ethics for Minnesota Teachers states that "a teacher shall disclose confidential information about an individual only when a compelling professional purpose is served or when required by law".

    Failure to safeguard student information may result in disciplinary action. Public Disclosure

    January 1, 2016