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Curtis High School (University Place)

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Website: universityplace.gradally.com/faq
Email: tadams@upsd.wednet.edu
Phone: (253) 566-5710
Fax: (253) 566-5626
NCAA High School Code: 481382

School District: University Place School District

Grades Served: 9-12

OSPI Approval

Approved as a Single District Online School Program Through the 2017-18 school year.

This program is approved by way of its affiliation with Graduation Alliance (The American Academy). Learn more about Affiliate Approval, here.

Access

Student Enrollment Instructions:

Students interested in this program must be residents of UPSD and have prior approval from the high school administrative team.

Students must complete a registration packet available from CHS or Graduation Alliance.

Once approved, students work closely with their academic coach and/or local advocate to determine which courses are appropriate to complete the student’s graduation requirements.

Overview

University Place School District is committed to the mission of ensuring higher levels of learning for all students preparing them for success beyond high school. With that in mind, we have partnered with The Graduation Alliance in this work so that students have access to their full catalog of high school courses in addition to a full support network including, academic coaching and tutoring, college and career transition counseling, and case management and support. With the assistance of this support network, students will receive the support and guidance they need to achieve their educational goals.

This program is designed to serve students who have dropped out of high school or who have otherwise disengaged from the educational process and give them the opportunity to earn their high school diploma online. Students interested in this program must be residents of UPSD have prior approval from the high school administrative team. 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 the only viable approach 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:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Language Arts
  • Lifeskills-Health
  • Mathematics
  • Occupational credit qualified
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • World Languages

Levels:

  • Credit Recovery
  • Remedial
  • Standard

Students

This program is designed to serve University Place School District students who have dropped out of high school, have been long term suspended from UPSD, or who have otherwise disengaged from the educational process. The program gives students the opportunity to earn high school credit or their high school diploma online. Interested students should contact their school Counselor for additional information.

Student-Teacher Contact Requirements

The Graduation Alliance program follows these best practices by offering students who can’t or won’t participate in other programs the opportunity to complete courses online. Students who are interested in pursuing a high school diploma may choose from a catalog of courses, including career and technical education and career and college readiness coursework.

Courseware Platform

All online instruction is provided by The Graduation Alliance which is a fully accredited program that offers approximately 50 courses in the areas of English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Art, CTE, and World Language. This program delivers web-based courses via Brainhoney, a student learning environment developed by Agilix Labs. 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: 2012-2013

Teacher-to-student ratio: New Program

Course completion rate: New Program%

Course pass rate: New Program%

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

Student Satisfaction Survey

Curtis High School (University Place) did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.