We know most students do better when they are instructed in-person by teachers; however, we will have a comprehensive K-12 virtual curriculum option available for medically vulnerable students or those with special circumstances. Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) consists of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum aligned to the Ohio Academic Content Standards.
In order to effectively manage the delivery of VLA parents and students must understand the following:
VLA, or another online curriculum, cannot fully replicate the learning experience found with in-person teaching.
Parents and the students accept additional responsibility in an online (at-home) learning environment.
The District expects parents choosing this option for their child to commit to at least a quarter - (nine weeks). Students should not be switching back-and-forth between online learning and in-person attendance frequently. This provides for consistency for our teachers and students.
Teachers may not be available to assist students as frequently as the online student or their parents may desire. VLA is a student-led curriculum. Teachers will be instructing and supervising students in-person within our school buildings. Teachers may not be available to assist students outside of their contractual work hours.
Parents and students should expect up to five (5) days before VLA lessons are available. Once a choice is made to access learning through the VLA platform there are set-up procedures that need to take place prior to lessons being available.
Students must comply with assignment due dates.
If a building or district switches to a red or orange status level, students may not then enroll in VLA if the student is not already enrolled in VLA. Students stay in the cohort group they were assigned to at the time of the closure.
Attendance: Students must sign-in electronically to the online learning platform (ProgressBook) each day Bloom-Carroll Schools are scheduled to be in session to be counted as in attendance and make progress in each class on assignments.
Lessons/assignments may be different for online VLA students than those assigned or provided to students attending in-person instruction; however, the lesson/assignment will address the same concepts and standards of instruction. Not all District Courses are offered online through VLA..
K-4 Electives (Art, Music, PE) - One lesson each week. Access K-4 Electives at https://www.bloom-carroll.k12.oh.us/K-4Specials.aspx
MS Electives - VLA electives will be available through VLA and posted in ProgressBook
- HS Electives - schedules may be changed so that VLA students take VLA elective courses that correspond to BCHS electives.
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