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Legacy High School (Kennewick)

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OSPI Approval

Approved as a Single District Online School Program Through the 2016-17 school year.

Access

Student Enrollment Instructions:

After completing the application process and meeting with the program guidance counselor, a credit review and course recommendation(s) are provided to the student. The student meets with the Program Coordinator, Counselor, the course-specific teacher, and Principal. The student’s Student Learning Plan and APEX account access is created. The Student Learning Plan will consist of 1 to 3 courses, depending on student need and academic ability. The student also receives an overview of the APEX Learning program, a review of program and course-specific requirements, and teacher expectations. After a student completes a course, a new course may be added to the Student Learning Plan.

Overview

Legacy High School’s independent learning (online school) program is identified as Legacy OnLine Advantqage (LOLA). The program is designed to provide a web-based educational opportunity for high school students desiring an alternative to traditional direct instruction or classroom-based schooling. It is put into practice through academic instruction that takes place mostly off-campus through electronic means, utilizing computer-assisted instruction.

The standards-based digital curriculum, offered by Apex Learning® and Apex Literacy Advantage®, constitute the substance of the LOLA curriculum. These are accredited courses, approved by the Kennewick School District, that meet Washington standards for learning, and are supervised by highly qualified Kennewick School District teachers.

Independent learning requires strong self-discipline, personal maturity, a focused work ethic, and reliable internet access outside of the school setting in order to be successful. It is possible for students to learn at an accelerated pace and earn credits faster than in traditional direct instruction or classroom-based schooling. Depending upon course load, students are required to spend 6 to 30 hours per week working on course-related instructional activities. This includes direct contact with course teachers and the taking of all assessments on site. Progress checks are made regularly. Students not fulfilling coursework and/or contact requirements, nor making appropriate academic progress will be dropped from their courses.

Students enrolled in LOLA courses may also pursue enrollment in other educational courses such as those offered by the Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick and the Running Start program at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

The mission of the Legacy OnLine Advantage program is to offer a high school completion program through digital learning via the internet, using high quality instructional materials, and options that fit individual student needs for flexibility. This is accomplished by a committed staff, available daily, to guide and encourage student growth and capacity for learning that will enable them to graduate and to extend their education beyond high school. Students are expected to achieve at a satisfactory level (70% or better mastery in each course completed), within a pre-established timeframe, while adhering to all program requirements.

Course Offerings

Subjects:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Language Arts
  • Lifeskills-Health
  • Mathematics
  • Occupational credit qualified
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • World Languages

Levels:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Credit Recovery
  • Honors
  • Remedial
  • Standard

Students

Legacy OnLine Advantage is a program of choice and serves high school learners in the Kennewick School District. A very limited number of out-of-district students may also be served on a space-available basis (no more than 5% of the total student enrollment at any given time). Most of the students served by Legacy OnLine Advantage have credit and/or skill deficiencies. Special needs and LEP students are considered for participation on a case-by-case basis, as their learning challenges may limit the coursework available for them.

Student-Teacher Contact Requirements

Students are required to make weekly contact with their teacher(s). Such contact may be made via phone call, email, and/or in-person. Discussion topics are focused to include individual course progress and/or course content, as mandated by ALE rules. LOLA requires that the course assessments be taken on-site with appropriate proctoring, thus further ensuring student-to-instructor in-person contact.

Student Performance and Demographics

Data for school year: 2014-2015

Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:16.2

Course completion rate: 94.0% of 514 enrollments

Course pass rate: 58.4% of 483 enrollments

OSPI School Report Card (includes test scores, demographics, and more).

Student Satisfaction Survey

Legacy High School (Kennewick) did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.