Online Learning Options
Full online schedule
Students choosing this option are enrolled in all of their courses online; they are taught and maintain communication with their WASD online teachers through web technologies, but have the opportunity to schedule face to face meetings with their teachers at school. This option allows a student and family to do 100% of their education from their home and does not require them to come into school for any part of the course if they choose not to.
Supplemental online schedule
Students choosing this option are enrolled in one or more online courses to supplement their traditional academic schedule; students may choose to be scheduled for a study hall to work on their online courses in school or schedule part of their day at home and part of their day at school depending on what meets the needs of the family / student; some students take advantage of this option to pursue work opportunities, credit recovery or credit advancement; some students use this opportunity to free up time within their regular schedule to take electives they may not have had room for otherwise. This option also is appropriate for students going through medical problems or mental health problems which make it difficult for them to attend a full day of school.
Online courses taught within the regular schedule
Students choosing this option are scheduled for one of the 5 online courses that are taught during the regular school day (9 English, 10 English, Geometry, Justice Education, Field Biology); These courses are designated as “Blackboard” sections in the course catalog; students enrolling in these courses would attend regular scheduled classes and log onto their online class using a laptop provided to them with their teacher in the room to guide them through the online course; this option is a nice option for students that want to gain experience with online learning, but are hesitant to pursue it on their own; students may take these courses even if they are at home taking a fully online schedule allowing them to participate in a more synchronous online learning environment.
Parents and / or students that have additional ideas of a way that our online program can meet a student’s needs are encouraged to speak directly to Dr. Largey, Coordinator of Online programs. We are willing to be flexible and do what is best for each individual student.