Toppenish High School
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School District: Toppenish School District
Grades Served: 6-12
Approved as a Multidistrict Online School Program Through the 2016-17 school year.
This program is approved by way of its affiliation with Red Comet. Learn more about Affiliate Approval, here.
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Students may enroll by submitting their application form to Toppenish High School. Once approved, they have to fill out the Choice Transfer Request (CTR) Form and obtain all the required signatures. Then they submit this CTR Form to their local school district. Once the local school district approves the release of the student, they may enroll in specific courses of their choice. Most students enroll in one or two courses.
Toppenish High School is launching this online school program to help students within Toppenish School District and students outside of Toppenish School District to access quality online learning courses. The objective is to help students with credit retrieval, credit enhancement, original credit, elective courses, and Advanced Placement courses. Since Red Comet, our program provider, has approval from NCAA for its core courses, the objective is to help student athletes with credit recovery or enhancement.
Information about our program provider:
Red Comet is an online course provider for students in grades 6-12. Red Comet (www.redcomet.org) is a certified Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE).
Red Comet is fully accredited by NWAC (AdvancED)and it provides rigorous online education that is aligned to Washington State Standards, Next Gen Science standards and Common Core State Standards.
In addition to offering curriculum for all core subjects required by Washington State, Red Comet also offers several enrichment courses, world language courses and AP courses. The rigor for advanced students enrolled in Red Comet core or elective courses can be adjusted by assigning these students anywhere from 1 to 4 research projects.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Advanced Placement
- Credit Recovery
The program is intended to serve the following types of Students:
- Students enrolled at Toppenish School District
- WA Public School Students outside of Toppenish School District interested in taking any of our courses by registering as a part-time at Toppenish School District (with approved Choice Transfer Request form)
- WA Private School Students interested in taking courses that are not currently available at their school (with approved Choice Transfer Request form from their home school district).
- WA Home School Students (with approved Choice Transfer Request form from their home school district)
The program also serves students interested in Elective courses, Credit Recovery, Credit Retrieval, Advanced Placement and Athletics (we offer NCAA approved core-courses).
Student-Teacher Contact Requirements
Our program runs asynchronously. However, it is mandatory that the students keep in touch with their Red Comet teachers on a weekly basis. For most of the courses, Red Comet teachers will assign a weekly assignment that the student must complete by the end of the week and submit to the teacher. Teachers also check all assignments submitted by the student. Students may contact teachers via email, phone or by contacting the Red Comet Admin team. If needed, Red Comet teachers will set up online sessions with the student to address any academic needs of the student.
The student is notified of the teacher’s name and email at the beginning of the course.
Red Comet uses Moodle as its base Learning/Course Management System (LMS) platform. The software is hosted on Amazon Cloud.
Students need high-speed (broadband) internet access to access our LMS. Students will not need any other custom software or tools to access our platform.
The link to our LMS is: lms.redcomet.org
Student Performance and Demographics
Data for school year: 2014-2015
Course completion rate: 98%
Course pass rate: 98%
OSPI School Report Card (includes test scores, demographics, and more).
Student Satisfaction Survey
Data for school year: 2015-2016
Average Student Satisfaction:
4.9 (26 responses)
Red Comet provided me electives that were not offered at my school. Loved the program.
Good program and helped me make up my credit.
Loved the program.