Online learning school

Welcome to Battle Ground Public Schools’ Online Learning

Mission (what we do to reach our vision: our focus):
Our online school provides relevant and rigorous learning in order to partner with families in supporting all students as they advance in knowledge and pursue personal goals.

Vision (where we are headed):
Our vision is to relationally assist students in resiliency and perseverance while developing integrity as innovative and collaborative problem solvers who are comfortable in both the physical and digital world.

Our online school is a Battle Ground Public School digital learning program serving students in grades K-12, meeting both virtually and on site. It is a public school alternative learning online program as defined in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). As such, we follow the policies of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Battle Ground School District Board Policies and Procedures. Our students in grades K-12 meet learning standards, including participating in required state and district assessments.

Education hours: 27.75 Hours/ Week  (5-6 hours/day)

Flexible school days: 24/7 access to K-5 online curriculum

Parent-partnered: Learning coach at home, monitor progress, help with lessons and other online activities, high communication with advisor, similar to a homeschool role.

ONLINE LEARNING INTEREST FORM

Fill this form out if you are wanting a full-time remote learning experience for your child.

CONTACTS

Dinie Morr
Head Secretary
360-334-8205

Kelly Farah
Online Learning Specialist
360-334-8261

Dawn Hunt
Registrar
360-334-8203

Online grades K-5

Program overview

Online K-5 Teacher Google Site
Online Courses- Accelerate Education Platform
  • Mixture of video and text with interactive activities
  • Printed workbooks and activity sheets
  • Mixture of lessons, assignments, quizzes, projects, discussion boards, etc
Core Classes and Electives
  • Home directed, parent monitored progress using school provided resources
  • 1st Semester: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art (elective), PE
  • 2nd Semester:
    • For 3rd graders: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music with Recorders (elective), PE
    • For 4th graders: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Keyboarding / typing (elective), PE
    • For 5th graders: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Scratch Coding (elective), PE
Weekly Directed Studies (required) Remote (Zoom) or In-Person
  • Classroom experience in person or on Zoom
  • Practice academic social skills: problem solving, working with others, hands on learning.
  • In person: 1/2 day per week
  • Remote through Zoom: one class period per week
Digital Lab: Remote through Zoom (optional)
  • Get one-on-one help with a teacher
  • Review assignments, projects, completed work, etc.
Advising: Remote through Zoom or In-Person
  • Meeting with student, parent and advisor
  • Meet once or twice each month
  • Complete Monthly Progress Review and give assistance

Online grades 6-8

Program overview

Online Courses- Imagine Edgenuity Platform
  • Mixture of video and text
  • Online worksheets/ notes sheets to print or download
  • Mixture of lessons, assignments, quizzes, projects, etc.
Elective Mode Choices
  • Art, PE, Occupational Education
  • Some Online (computer science)
  • In-person at River Homelink (space is limited) or…
  • Home directed, parent-monitored progress using school provided resources
Weekly Directed Studies (required) Remote (Zoom) or In-Person
  • Classroom experience in person or on Zoom
  • Practice academic social skills: problem solving, working with others, hands on learning.
  • One day per week
Digital Lab: Remote through Zoom (optional)
  • Like a Study Hall
  • Get one-on-one help with a teacher
  • Review assignments, projects, completed work, etc.
Advising: Remote through Zoom or In-Person
  • Meeting with student, parent and advisor
  • Twice Monthly. Pre-scheduled for the full year
  • Complete Monthly Progress Review

Online grades 9-12

Program overview

High School

Online courses provide students the freedom and flexibility of personalized instruction from certificated teachers. Students can access their course material, assignments and assessments 24/7! Online Courses in English, Math, science and social studies are offered at each high school and supported by a high school teacher. Electives are supported by staff.

Technology Requirements: A reliable home computer connected to the internet, a valid personal email, current web browser and productivity software for word processing and spreadsheets. Some courses may have additional technology requirements. Chromebooks are available through the district’s 1:1 Computing Initiative.

Successful high school students who learn full-time online are self-motivated, organized, task-oriented and good communicators.

IMPORTANT
Students are required to pass the Online High School Orientation course before enrolling in online classes.

Is there a deadline for enrollment?

No, there is no deadline for enrollment. We are a continuously enrolling school. However, in order to staff appropriately, it is considerate to make a decision regarding schooling as soon as possible. We begin forecasting for the following school year in February.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

In general, students should expect to spend 27.75 hours on their formal education each week, as required by state guidelines.
Grades K-5: Because students learn in various ways, learning needs for younger students are met through a blend of online materials and other methods. Online resources help manage, assess, plan and deliver learning and these are blended with printed practice books and hands-on activities to create a balanced approach. We expect students to spend about 50% of their school time online.
Grades 6-8: Most of the content and projects are completed online. Some electives are not. Students spend about 80% of their school time online.

What is the time commitment for parents?

  • K-3 students will need greater support from parents than older students. In addition to age, parent time commitment depends on the ability of their child to work independently. Parents have their own account to monitor progress through Accelerate Education.
  • Students in grades 4-5 will be more independent but still need support from the learning coach (parent) in understanding concepts and completing tasks in a timely manner.
  • 6-8 students will need close supervision in the first couple weeks until the learning coach (parent) and advisor feel that the students can manage their time and school work more independently. This will be 5-6 hours per day to start. Eventually a motivated student with a strong work ethic may only need 1-2 hours of support each day.
  • Advising teachers monitor student activity and progress, also. Parents meet once or twice per month with advising teachers for a progress review meeting through Zoom.

What online curriculum is used?

  • The online curriculum platform used for grades K-5 is Accelerate Education. Other district-supported digital resources such as iReady lessons, Epic books, Reflex to study math facts, and Lexia for reading, depending on grade level, are also utilized to support student learning. Online courses will also be supplemented with non-digital learning experiences in all subject areas.
  • The online curriculum platform used for grades 6-8 is Imagine Edgenuity. Supplemental resources include Khan Academy and I-Ready My Path.

What does a typical day look like?

Here is an example of a middle school schedule. We recommend that families start with this schedule and make adjustments as needed.

Can my student be enrolled at this school and another school?

K-8: depending on the needs of students, we currently offer dual enrollment up to full time status.

How does our online school meet the needs of students being supported by IEPs and 504 plans?

We review all IEPs and 504 plans to make sure student needs can be met in our online setting. Depending on the IEP and 504 plan, we can tailor our program and courses to meet student needs.

What district or state assessments will students be given each year?

Students in kindergarten are assessed with the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) in the fall.
K-2 students will be given the Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA) in the fall, winter and spring.
Students in grades 1-8 will be assessed twice per year in Reading and Math using the Battle Ground school district diagnostic assessment, i-Ready.
Students in grades 3-8 will be assessed in Reading and Math using the state Smarter Balanced Assessment.
Students in grade 5 and 8 will be assessed in Science using the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS).

How are the needs of highly capable students addressed?

District i-Ready assessment will identify the learning levels of students in grades 1-8 in Reading and Math. If students are ready for higher level work, this work will be given through specially designed projects and additional online programs. Middle school students may have the flexibility to work ahead in their courses.

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