Kent Phoenix Academy Virtual High School
School District: Kent School District
Grades Served: 9-12
Single district Online School Program (Exempt from the multidistrict online provider approval requirements.)
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Students can learn about applying for enrollment in Kent Phoenix Academy Virtual High School at www1.kent.k12.wa.us/ksd/PH/kvhs.html.
A SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS WHERE ALL STUDENTS THRIVE AND EXCEL. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES
Kent Phoenix Academy Virtual High School is accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and is designed to serve resident students in the Kent School District Because we are an affiliate of Advanced Academics we offer a sequential program – a set of High School and Advanced Placement courses that may be taken in a single school term or throughout the school year in a manner that provides a full-time basic education program if so desired by the student. All courses are delivered electronically via the internet. Courses are taught by a teacher primarily from a remote location using online tools. Student access to their teacher is both synchronous and asynchronous. Students may enroll in the program as part-time or full-time students. The also program features online lessons and tools for student and data management.
The Kent Virtual High School is open district-wide to all Kent School District high school students. Teachers are able to provide personalized attention to students and develop greater insight into each student’s individual learning styles and challenges. Courses are delivered through the internet. The program offers a catalogue of full semester courses in the Arts, Foreign Language, Life Skills, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology, and Advanced Placement. Core courses are NCAA approved. Students may complete a course at the semester pace, or opt for an accelerated pace as determined in their Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). However, in order to receive credit, a course must be completed by the end of each semester.
Student requirements for success:
- Part-time or full-time enrollment
- Self-motivation, ability to manage time wisely, and learn independently
- 8th grade reading and math level or higher
- Some computer experience
- Ability to participate in weekly group learning activities held on campus
Students will enjoy program benefits such as:
- Self-directed learning and choice
- Individualized instruction and support
- Flexible schedule and independent learning environment
- Challenging and high interest basic and advanced courses
- Access to an on-campus staffed virtual computer learning lab
- Opportunity for on-time or early graduation
- Access to coursework anytime, anywhere, and anyplace
There are a broad set of more than 100 online curriculum semester courses in the following subject areas:
Advanced Placement (AP®)
Course development begins by analyzing national and state standards. The focus of alignment is on Washington State and national standards which provide a foundation for rigorous course design. Course content and lessons follow national standards criteria as defined by educational organizations for each subject area, such as NCTM for mathematics. Finally, course alignment to national and state standards is reviewed by a third party company to ensure accurate and complete alignment.
Kent Phoenix Academy is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, NWAC. Courses are accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. In addition, our courses have been approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Therefore you can trust that the content of the courses will help you be successful in your pursuits beyond high school.
Instructors supporting Kent School District students meet the “highly qualified” requirements of the “No Child Left Behind” federal education law, and are certified to teach in the State of Washington. Our instructors all hold Bachelors and/or Masters degrees in their subject areas and average more than ten years of traditional classroom experience. In addition, all teachers participate in ongoing professional development in order to stay current in their subject areas and to develop new teaching strategies. Students can access teachers in real-time, 24/5 (Sunday 7pm – Friday 6PM PT) via instant messaging that is achieved and regularly monitored by Advanced Academics , virtual whiteboard, e-mail or toll-free telephone. We even offer students the opportunity to participate in a video chat with their teacher by appointment only.
There are a variety of one-semester, Advanced Placement courses in a range of subjects including English Literature, English Language, Calculus, and US History. All Advanced Placement courses offered are audited and approved by the College Board.
Advanced Academics’ proprietary learning management system, R.O.A.D.S., was developed with the K-12 student and administrator in mind. The platform is designed to make the online learning experience effective, efficient and user-friendly for students, parents, and administrators. This includes robust and secure tools for communication, grading, and reporting. The platform is completely web-based and hosted on our servers, requiring very little information technology infrastructure from the Kent School District. Students have easy access to their classes via the internet using a Windows 95 or newer or McIntosh operating system.
Student Performance and Demographics
Student Satisfaction Survey
Kent Phoenix Academy Virtual High School did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.