FULL-TIME DISTANCE EDUCATION
Student Class Schedules
Each child’s schedule will be determined and communicated by the school principal, including a weekly instructional guide. Student course assignments will depend on the individual needs of student academic plans.
Distance education involves a full-day time commitment for students to meet the learning standards. The components of distance education, such as synchronous and asynchronous instruction, audio or video conferencing, Canvas, virtual office hours, weekly instructional guides, and wellness checks serve as structures to provide and promote students’ learning within whole-group instruction, small-group instruction, and one-on-one instruction.
Educators are encouraged to record synchronous sessions, especially if students are absent during the synchronous sessions; however, educators will take precautions to protect student information as required under federal law.
|Level||Synchronous (real-time learning) Learning Requirements|
|Primary (Grades PreK-2)||60 - 90 minutes per DAY|
|Intermediate (Grades 3-5)||90 - 120 minutes per DAY|
|Middle (Grades 6-8)||120 minutes per WEEK per COURSE, for each of the four courses|
|High (Grades 9-12)||60 - 90 minutes per WEEK per COURSE, for each of the six to eight courses|
The other components of the instructional day for students will be thoughtfully planned to include asynchronous instruction (independent learning), including independent work, paper correspondence, use of online tools and resources for instruction, and group work.
Instructional schedules for students with individualized education plans (IEPs) must meet the instructional requirements and structures established in each student’s IEP, including co-taught classroom instruction. Instruction for students with Section 504 Accommodation Plans must include required accommodations. Instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) must promote concept and skill development and language acquisition.