On Track Academy (Mark Morris HS)
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School District: Longview
Grades Served: 9-12
Approved as a Single District Online School Program from the 2013-14 through the 2016-17 school year.
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Students complete an enrollment application and complete an intake meeting and orientation with the Virtual Program Coordinator and the school counselor. Students who are currently enrolled in another high school within the district must first complete a transfer form with their current high school counselor. The transfer form is provided to On Track Academy and the student is contacted for the Intake Meeting. Students who are new to the district can apply for admissions at the main office of On Track Academy and an Intake and Orientation meeting will be scheduled.
Program Organization: On Track Virtual Academy is an alternative high school in the Longview School District and also provide credit recovery as an extension of the two comprehensive high schools (R.A.Long & Mark Morris). It has received accreditation from NWAC for each of the two high schools. The Virtual Program is directly linked to both high schools, educating students within the attendance areas of each high school. The program is located in the Harding building adjacent to the R.A.Long High School campus. Students participating in the Virtual Program may work at home or other locations. They may also come to the Harding building and work in a lab set aside for virtual students.
On Track Academy is administrated by Principal, Jill Diehl, with Kurt Gray acting as coordinator of the Virtual School. Kurt meets with students overseeing student learning plans and other state academic requirements for graduation, as well as providing instruction in all areas of the APEX online curriculum. Students are monitored and may receive instruction from members of the On Track teaching staff in the academic disciplines of English, Math, Social Studies and Science. Dave Nelmark, is the counselor at On Track Academy who also works with students in coordination with Kurt Gray.
Mission/Vision (Program Purpose): The Purpose of the Virtual Program is to meet the unique learning needs of students within the Longview School District so all students may attain a diploma and enter the post high school world with academic skills to find personal success and contribute to our society. The Virtual Program provides high school students across the district with the opportunity to recover credit and meet graduation requirements.
Pedagogy: Instruction is delivered using APEX online as the primary instructional tool. APEX has been accredited by NWAC and approved by OSPI. Virtual Program students have access to APEX 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Students may also access additional instructional help from On Track staff members by way of e-mail, telephone and meeting with On Track staff members face to face. The On Track building and Virtual Lab is open for all Virtual Students from 8am to 4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The Virtual Lab closes at 1:00 on Wednesdays except by appointment. Summative assessments are taken under the supervision of certified staff members.
- Language Arts
- Occupational credit qualified
- Social Studies
The Virtual Program reaches students who, for a variety of reasons, cannot attend during the regular school day or who want an alternative school environment. The educational outreach of this program has made learning a reality for the following students, as well as other types of students in Longview:
a. Students from families that have chosen virtual learning for their children.
b. Previously homeschooled students.
c. Homeless students.
d. Students employed during the regular school day.
e. Student with a medical conditions who are unable to attend regular high schools.
f. Students who are unable to complete high school with their academic cohort yet wish to earn a diploma without returning to their previous high school campus.
g. Students seeking an alternative environment where learning is self-paced for credit recovery or acceleration.
Student Performance and Demographics
Data for school year: 2011-2012
Teacher-to-student ratio: 1-19
Course completion rate: 91%
Course pass rate: 94%
OSPI School Report Card (includes test scores, demographics, and more).
Student Satisfaction Survey
On Track Academy (Mark Morris HS) did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.