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River's Edge High School

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Website: https://sites.google.com/site/riversedgehighschool
Email: dan.chubb@rsd.edu
Phone: (509) 967-6450
Fax: 509-942-2598
Student information privacy policy: https://sites.google.com/site/riversedgehighschool

School District: Richland

Grades Served: 9-12

OSPI Approval

Approved as a Single District Online School Program Through the 2016-17 school year.

Access

Student Enrollment Instructions:

Interested students must schedule a conference with the building principal. If accepted as a candidate for the program a referral is made to Graduation Alliance. Graduation Alliance will then contact the student and parents to schedule an orientation to begin the enrollment process.

Overview

Education Philosophy/Pedagogy

The mission of this program is to help students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out of high school to complete their high school diplomas online.
One key element to online learning success is our recognition that online learning requires timely intervention and direct human support; we balance flexibility with accountability and support.
Online learning requires and helps build self-management and self-directed learning skills. It’s not for everyone, but for many it’s not only a viable approach but it’s one that makes sense given the students’ life circumstances.
We know from experience that with the right support structure students can thrive in an online learning environment. We provide on-the-ground mentors who know the kids that they work with and know the community in which they work. Our mentors are available to make sure our students have the support, tools, and guidance they need to truly succeed. While technology (the online learning environment) is the enabler, it’s the human element (the mentors and our student support teams) that drives success.

Course Offerings

Subjects:

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology

Levels:

  • Standard

Students

The mission of this program is to help students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out of high school to complete their high school diplomas online. Students who participate in the program work toward a standard high school diploma. Course work is aligned to state and Common Core standards and students on the Diploma track are expected to participate in the same state testing requirements as other students in the traditional school facility.
In order to maintain their eligibility for the program, students in the high school diploma track must complete a minimum of two quarter- credits each month after the initial two-month learning curve period. Students who are behind on credits and need to accelerate have the opportunity to complete four or even five quarter-credit courses each month. Additionally, the program is offered year-round so that students have more opportunity to get back on track for graduation.

Student-Teacher Contact Requirements

Students in the program participate in placement exams during the orientation process to ensure that the student’s learning plan for the year provides opportunities for both success and growth. Each course is student-based rather than cohort-based: each student receives an individualized pace chart with target due dates for each assignment. A student can start any course any day of the year and progress through the course as quickly as they are able or as slowly as they need, within the stated program progress parameters.

Students work with a case manager to eliminate nonacademic road blocks. Students are pre assessed for academic placement. The vast majority of students who participate in the program do so because life circumstances prevent them from attending facility-based programs. Therefore, the academic program content is completely asynchronous, with synchronous support from Academic Coaches during extended business hours and access to professional tutors who are available 24×7. Certificated online teachers are available during designated office hours. One of the psychosocial needs of at-risk students is to experience success early and often. To meet that need, students focus on 2 or 3 courses at a time and have credit accrual opportunity in quarter-credit (~30 hour) increments. In addition to the measures of academic progress delineated in WAC 392-700, completion of .5 credit of high school-level work or a gain of 10 points in their scaled score for reading or math be considered measures of academic progress for this program.

Students are assessed in a variety of formats and given weekly and monthly progress reports. Intervention plans are put in place for students that are not being academically successful.

Courseware Platform

This program delivers web-based courses via Brainhoney, a student learning environment developed by Agilix Labs. Brainhoney was designed to specifically to meet the specific needs of high school-age full-time online learners.
Students, parents, mentors, and administrators access the program through the Partner Portal, offering complete transparency into activity and performance at both the student and program levels. Proactive alerts and notifications and role-specific dashboards provide a support infrastructure for student success.

Student Performance and Demographics

Data for school year: 2015-2016

Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:1.73

Course completion rate: 74% of 129 enrollments

OSPI School Report Card (includes test scores, demographics, and more).

Student Satisfaction Survey

River's Edge High School did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.