Washington Academy of Arts & Technology and EV Online Learning
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School District: East Valley, Spokane
Grades Served: K-12
Approved as a Multidistrict Online School Program Through the 2015-16 school year.
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Please complete the enrollment packet which includes any choice/transfer forms. In addition to this the following steps need to be completed prior to enrollment.
K-8 Students and parents work with assigned Mentor Teachers to establish a Written Student Learning Plan. This plan outlines the courses to be taken, timelines for assignments, etc.
High School Students need a current transcript when they apply to enroll with us. EV Online Learning uses the graduation requirements prescribed East Valley School District Board Policy. A counselor assists with the graduation check list and will work with both the student and the Mentor Teacher regarding courses to be taken. A Written Student Learning Plan is created then the enrollment process is finalized.
EV Online Learning is a K-12 public school opportunity that supports student learning through quality courses which are aligned to state standards and are taught by highly qualified teachers. Our K-5 program uses a combination of humor and animation as our students learn. Research shows the combination of humor and animation supports the retention of information. Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved with their child’s education. In order to support parent involvement we give our parents access to their student’s grades. In addition, parents can monitor the assignment their child is working on through a “guardian view” in order to support the progression of their child’s work. Parents have access to a toolkit that provides additional resources to augment or re-teach concepts. Our 6-8 students may choose between two program options in order to better personalize learning.
Our High School Level students find the flexibility of the program to be very supportive. We offer standard courses, courses that are modified for struggling learners, credit retrieval and AP courses. Students are allowed to enroll in one to two courses at a time, complete these on a timeline that allows them to enroll in another one or two or students may enroll in all 6 courses at once. Each student is given an online teacher for each course in addition to a mentor who checks in with the student at minimum once a week. Before the semester is up students have enrolled in and have typically completed 6 or more courses. Our students receive an East Valley (Spokane) Diploma and transcript and are welcome to walk through the graduation ceremony with all of the East Valley (Spokane) graduates.
- Language Arts
- Occupational credit qualified
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Advanced Placement
- Credit Recovery
EV Online Learning: K-12
Students enroll in EV Online Learning for a variety of reasons. We have a population of students who have health issues and are unable to attend a traditional school for this reason. We also have professional athletes who practice for hours on their sport and attend our online program in the evenings. We also have a population of students whose families wanted to be more active in the education of their children, and we have some students who, for a variety of reasons, just have not found success in the traditional school but are successful learning online.
EV Online Learning has highly qualified teachers and the students have mentors who connect with them regularly either through elluminate “homeroom” sessions or through email, phone conversations, etc.
Student-Teacher Contact Requirements
Students are required to have weekly contact with their Mentor Teacher for the purpose of instruction check in. If a student is struggling or needs an adjustment to an assignment the weekly contact is the time to have visits regarding this. The weekly contact also is a means to ensure the student is working through the correct pacing of the assignments to ensure the student is progressing in a timely manner to complete that grade level’s work on time.
EV Online Learning uses the Blackboard platform that Fuel Education (formerly Aventa Learning) uses for grades 9-12. Students do login to Elluminate sessions for mentor meetings. Student reports are ran directly off the Blackboard platform.
Grades K-8 students use the Compass Learning platform directly provided by Compass. Students do login to Elluminate sessions for mentor meetings. The student reports are ran directly off the Compass platform.
Student Performance and Demographics
Data for school year: 2014-2015
Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:40
Course completion rate: 92% of 244 enrollments
OSPI School Report Card (includes test scores, demographics, and more).
Student Satisfaction Survey
Data for school year: 2015-2016
Average Student Satisfaction:
4.3 (28 responses)
Took three week to get enrolled then was given a sign in and password and nothing further. Cannot do certain tasks on ipad/phone/tablet, have to use desktop/laptop. "interventions" are ridiculous, I thought this was a go at your own pace, I have been threatened many times that my kid will not be able to continue on-line courses and will have to go back to school which is not going to happen so if we cannot work together my child will drop out of school, this was her last option. I was going to place her in Insight and was told by the counselor to do WATT instead and I am not impressed.
The first year was more difficult to navigate the programs. The second year has been easier.
We are so thankful for this opportunity! Answer to prayers.