A Blended Learning Experience Focused on Growth
We use a blended learning model that promotes growth for all of our students, regardless of grade level. Our qualified teachers spend the majority of their days interacting with students in real-time through our virtual classrooms but, also use other forms of communication throughout the day including Google Chat or E-mail. Our live-learning model allows students to “raise their hand”, ask a question, and receive an answer from their instructor right away. This form of teaching also allows for increased student-to-student engagement as they interact with each other and their teachers.
The day doesn’t stop when class is dismissed. The asynchronous portion of our learning philosophy allows students to complete work outside of the classroom, and more importantly, at their own pace. However, as questions arise throughout the day, students do have the ability to reach out to their teacher to get help.
We offer many electives such as music, art, physical education, and foreign language courses. In addition, we also have unique electives such as hospitality and tourism, veterinarian science, forensic science, and financial literacy courses. Students are also given a variety of extracurricular opportunities like after-school clubs and enrichment programs.
To further prepare students for the next step we require all of our students to go through our career education and work program. This program starts in elementary school and runs through eleventh grade. Students complete monthly career education and work assignments and also engage in a comprehensive job shadowing experience with professionals in a field they are interested in. The school maintains these assignments until the student’s portfolio is complete at the end of the eleventh-grade year. Not only do programs like this encourage students to explore their interests, but it also helps them get out and interact in the community.
Our focus is on student growth. It always has been. It always will be.