OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
At iSchool Virtual Academy, we take pride in our unique approach to serving the needs of our students. In order to help every student succeed, we provide a learning experience guided by the student’s levels of mastery that already exist. We recognize that every student comes to us with strengths. We utilize these strengths to help enhance their ability to grow in challenging areas.
Our Texas-certified teachers facilitate and guide each student’s learning experience in a variety of ways, including:
Live online academic support sessions that your student can access at multiple times of the day
Monitoring student progress and performance as your student works through course requirements
Personalized assignments that allows your student to demonstrate content mastery in various ways
Opportunities to participate in project-based learning that can help your student see the relevance of the course content
As a ResponsiveEd® school, iSchool Virtual Academy expects students who entered high school in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter to pursue graduation under the Foundation High School Program with a Distinguished Level of Achievement. Students who entered high school before the 2014-2015 school year are expected to pursue graduation under the Recommended High School Program (RHSP) or Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP).
As a Texas public school, all iSchool Virtual Academy students are required to participate in the state End-of-Course (EOC) STAAR assessments in Algebra 1, English 1, English 2, Biology, and U.S. History as part of the graduation requirements for receiving a Texas high school diploma.
OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
iSchool Virtual Academy is an online school designed to support parents and learning coaches in helping each student become a self-directed learner and an active citizen equipped to be successful beyond high school.
Aligned with state standards, our online curricular program is both rigorous and individualized. It targets individual student needs, tracks student progress, and provides teachers with information to help support student success. When you enroll in iSchool Virtual Academy, you receive an educational support system dedicated to student success. We partner with you every step of the way. Our teachers not only interact with you online and via e-mail, but they may also check in by phone or Skype to discuss each student’s progress.
If you are interested in partnering for the success of your student, iSchool Virtual Academy can provide the support you need. With our easy to follow online program, you can easily guide and support them to academic success, gradually preparing them to take ownership of their coursework.
iSCHOOL VIRTUAL CURRICULUM
iSchool Virtual Academy uses the research-based suite of courses from the Comprehend curriculum that has been effective in presenting concepts in a way that helps students master Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). As today’s students have changed, so have their educational expectations and academic needs. Comprehend combines rigorous content, rich multimedia, and the internet to generate academic discovery so that students receive a real-world online education experience.
Courses offered at iSchool Virtual Academy are approved by the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) and their use effectively provide students an opportunity to reach academic goals associated with successful high school completion
TAILORED FOR YOU
Designed for Success and Accountability
The curriculum incorporates various components that might include pre-assessments that help identify student strengths and areas to grow, activities that provide practice without penalty, and varied approaches to content introduction that help meet the needs of various learning styles. Comprehend Curriculum courses present information in the form of strategically sequenced modules that help students to master prerequisite skills before being introduced to more in-depth concepts. The Comprehend Curriculum has been carefully designed to align to state required TEKS. It is also designed to help students gain the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed for life beyond the classroom.
Meeting Student Needs
The Comprehend Curriculum has been thoughtfully developed and designed to get students invested in learning. Our online courses combine graphics, video, and audio to bring ideas and concepts to life. The range of courses allows students to broaden their skills and explore new interests. The strategic oversight and facilitation of learning led by our Texas-certified teachers also adds a component of personalization unique to iSchool Virtual Academy.