Every student will have 24-hour access to his or her curriculum. The support comes through live interaction with teachers and access to tutors in-person or over the phone. In addition to live, group instruction, students will be able to contact their teacher at any point during the school day. After traditional school hours, students will be able to contact tutors through a homework help line.
Parents also receive a login so they can see everything their student sees. This allows them to see their student’s progress, what is due, what has been done, and how much time their student has spent using the system. The parent also has direct access to the teacher with this same account.
The parent’s role is to monitor student coursework. They do not have a responsibility to present or teach the content. They need to make sure the student is adhering to the requirements, submitting assignments and logging in. We encourage parents who feel comfortable teaching their child to do so.
Teacher interaction happens in several ways:
- Live Group Support: This is where live instruction happens. Live screen sharing allows the teacher to address a group of students at once.
- Custom Configurations: The teacher can individualize the experience. If the student is an auditory learner, the teacher may include more auditory learning with audio files, videos, and oral tests. Teachers can personalize for students who need accommodation needs. No other students can see what your student sees. Each platform and assignment can be personalized and may look different for each student.
- Guided Group Projects: This platform allows for collaboration between students for group projects.
- Project-Based Learning Experience: If students are involved in something that might meet objectives of a class, they can submit the real-life experience to meet the requirements under the direction of the teacher.
Students/parents can always ask if testing can be conducted differently, materials can be substituted, or an event they attend can count for an assignment.
All teachers are online from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Teachers are also available for 2 hours a week outside of regular hours, evening, morning, or weekend. It can always change to meet the student’s needs.