Puyallup Digital Learning - Graduation Alliance
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School District: Puyallup
Grades Served: 7-12
Approved as a Multidistrict Online School Program from the 2016-17 through the 2019-20 school year.
This program is approved by way of its affiliation with Graduation Alliance (The American Academy). Learn more about Affiliate Approval, here.
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Enrollment into the District’s educational opportunity with Graduation Alliance Program is subject to satisfactory completion of the following:
• Online Student Enrollment Form
• Student Honor Code
• Financial Responsibility Form (if a laptop has been requested for the Student)
• Additional forms as required by the school district
• Additional forms as required by the state of Washington
• First class assignment completion.
The following information was provided by Graduation Alliance: Graduation Alliance (previously known as the American Academy) provides an innovative dropout recovery program in partnership with public school districts. Once the school district authorizes Graduation Alliance’s Dropout Recovery Program, we request the district’s list of kids who are no longer attending school. Then our Recruiting Team gets to work. Our on-the-ground mentor assists with recruiting and holds local in-person meetups. If your students need computers to complete their school work, we provide them. Graduation Alliance handles the work – from recruiting, to enrollment, to course registration. Our state-licensed teachers work with your students at a course level, while our mentors work with your students at a program level. All efforts are backed by our student services and support team and the systems we’ve built to run our own school. Graduation Alliance is an online high school and educational services provider serving students in 43 states and 8 countries. The school has earned full regional accreditation from the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and offers more than 200 online courses, all supported by state-licensed teachers. We apply online learning to solve real problems faced by schools and school districts every day. Our mission 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. We partner with local school districts to recover lost students and put them on the path to success. 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 – we operate our own online high school and work directly with students across the country – 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.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Credit Recovery
Graduation Alliance partners with districts in both their dropout recovery and dropout prevention efforts. Graduation Alliance’s Dropout Recovery program focuses on bringing students who have dropped out back into their resident district with a full-time online program. Dropout Recovery is intended for students who have been out of school for months — and in some cases, years – because life got in their way: Graduation Alliance generally works with teen parents, students who are working to support themselves or their families, students who are medically fragile, students who were bullied or had social issues in the traditional school environment, or students who have been asked to leave school as a result of disciplinary action.
Student-Teacher Contact Requirements
Graduation Alliance supplies an asynchronous learning environment. Teachers provide feedback to students through the learning management system and are available to student for synchronous remediation and enrichment.
The following information is from Graduation Alliance: Graduation Alliance delivers its web-based courses via Brainhoney, a student learning environment developed by Agilix Labs. Brainhoney was designed in collaboration with Graduation Alliance to meet the specific needs of high school-age full-time online learners. For students who do not have ready access to high-speed internet. Graduation Alliance offers our district partners access to our fully-integrated, proprietary Partner Portal™, which allows students, parents, mentors, and administrators 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: N/A
Course completion rate: N/A% of 0 enrollments
Course pass rate: N/A% of 0 enrollments
Student Satisfaction Survey
Puyallup Digital Learning - Graduation Alliance did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.