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 from the 2011-12 through the 2014-15 school year.
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Students can learn about applying for enrollment in Washington Academy of Arts & Technology and EV Online Learning at www.EVonlinelearning.org.
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 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. 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 has 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.
K-8 Offers all the core courses such as Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and some arts appreciation.
The 9-12 program offers Advanced Placement courses, which prepare students for the College Board Exams. We also offer the Standard courses in the core areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies as well as a host of elective courses such as computer basics, digital photography, etc.
We also offer Foundations courses, which offers module formats of the standard course learnings and has teachers contacting the students a little more. We also have credit recovery courses.
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.
EV Online Learning believes students need a balance of face to face as well as synchronous learning opportunities. Students are able to access weekly assignments and work through them in a flexible timeline. Students are required to log on to one of two elluminate sessions offered on a weekly basis to meet with a mentor. The sessions are given in a manner that offers choice on time. Students also have a mentor who emails, calls and interacts with students on a chatboard.
Students also have elluminate sessions with instructional staff as well as chatboard, email and phone conversation opportunities. These are required as part of the grading system.
During Professional Development/Professional Learning Committee release time, the teachers and leadership of EV Online Learning align the curriculum to Washington State Standards. We now have the Common Core State Standards aligned to the English/Language Arts and Mathematics.
Washington Academy of Arts and Technology and EV Online Learning are accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission. The final accreditation process and approval both on the State Level as well as the National Level occurred during the 2010-2011 school year.
All instructors assigned to students in EV Online Learning are Washington State Certified and are highly qualified to teach the course content and/or grade level.
All AP courses are offered through Aventa Learning and have been approved by the College Board.
EV Online Learning uses the Blackboard platform that Aventa 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
Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:35
Course completion rate: 91%
Course pass rate: 86%
Student Satisfaction Survey
Data for school year: 2011-2012
Average Student Satisfaction:
4.6 (48 responses)
lets me move at my own pace this program is really great
good program very cool
This program is the best thing that has happened to my son and me. The public schools are so full and no money the teachers are bitter. My son was lost in the system and I would talk until I was blue in the face to my son and the teachers. The Kennewick center treats my son like a young adult and not cut him down. My son is doing very well and the teachers at the kennewick center are wonderful people the online class teachers are amazing and very helpful. Thank you so much for giving the tri cities the online center program I am sure there would be more students IF the parents knew this was here. Public schools are full of kids with no parents are parents that dont want to be bothered the drugs and gangs are out of control.