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A l e students don t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on time graduation

A.L.E.Students don’t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on-time graduation

WERA Spring Conference 2007 – Making the Grade

Presenters: Kathy Seltzer, Mark Ryder

Teachers, Everett Public Schools

On time graduation
On-Time Graduation

Sometimes it takes many people working together in a variety of different ways to help a student

succeed and achieve goals.

A l e students don t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on time graduation

2.3 million people took some kind of online course.

USA Today Jan. 1, 2006


2.3 Million last year

High School Grad requirement

Fastest growing pop? K-2

A l e students don t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on time graduation

As of July 2005, 21 states and 9% of all public schools had online learning programs.

Enrollment in K12 online learning is expected to double in the next year to over 1 million students.

On April 20, 2006, Michigan Governor signed into law legislation that will REQUIRE high school students to pass an online class as a graduation requirement.

Genesis of onlinehs
Genesis of OnlineHS online learning programs.

  • Six years ago….

  • Over 350 students were leaving the Everett Public Schools and taking courses from BYU

    • $96 per semester credit = cheap

    • Wide variety of subject offerings

    • Counselors and schools were promoting the program and had representatives visiting/recruiting on campuses

Online learning in washington
Online Learning in Washington online learning programs.

  • 1995: Evergreen Internet Academy

  • 1996: Federal Way’s Internet Academy

  • 2002: Everett’s OnlineHS

  • 2004: Spokane Virtual

  • 2005: Insight Schools (*private/school co-op)

  • 2006: Washington Virtual Academy*

Onlinehs then to now
OnlineHS: Then to Now online learning programs.

Early years:

Fee-based Recovery

12 courses

3 teachers/part time

Everett students only

  • Middle years:

  • Any student- inside & outside district

  • 30 courses

  • 9 teachers/part time

  • Serving other districts


  • Any student & district

  • 30+ courses

  • Consolidated teaching staff

  • Full-time OnlineHS students

  • WASL Prep with COE

Onlinehs course offerings
OnlineHS Course Offerings  online learning programs.


•  Biology A

•  Biology B    

Social Studies

•  World History A

•  World History B

•  US History A

•  US History B

•  Washington State History

•  Government   

Health & Fitness

•  Health

•  LifeTime Fitness A (PE 1)

•  LifeTime Fitness B (PE 2)   


•  Math

•  Reading

•  Writing


  • 9A: Reading & Writing

  • 9B: For Students BY Students

  • 10A: What is Freedom?

  • 10B: What is Leadership?

  • 11A: Essentials of Argument

  • 11B: History & Culture

  • 12A: Diversity in American Lit.


    •  Algebra 1A

    •  Algebra 1B

    •  Geometry A

    •  Geometry B

    •  Algebra 2 w/Trig A

    •  Algebra 2 w/Trig B

    •  Pre-Calculus A

    •  Pre-Calculus B  

Onlinehs enrollment
OnlineHS Enrollment online learning programs.

  • OnlineHS is offered through the Everett Schools.

  • Five (5) courses are considered full-time.

  • Full-time students are expected to spend a minimum of twenty-five hours per week on their coursework.

  • Students attending OnlineHS as their only school may enroll in up to five courses with no tuition fee.

  • Students may be enrolled at OnlineHS and a resident building school with no tuition fee charged, as long as the combined number of courses between OnlineHS and a resident building school does not exceed six classes.

  • Students who are enrolled full-time in a resident building school, or other educational program, are required to pay tuition unless inter-district shared FTE agreement.

Fte interdistrict agreement
FTE- INTERDISTRICT AGREEMENT online learning programs.

  • Each district should have school board policy that governs choice and inter-district agreements.

  • Districts can share a student through an inter-district shared FTEagreement as long as the student is not counted for more than 1.0 FTE.

  • Students who are enrolled in a Private school will be charged a tuition fee for course(s) taken, unless the course(s) selected are not offered at your school.

  • If applicable, OnlineHS tuition fee is $200.00 for each one semester (.5 credit) course.

  • Tuition fees are nonrefundable.

  • Students are required to inform OnlineHS of all courses taken at other educational facilities.

Why this option for students
Why this option for students? online learning programs.

  • Students: On-Time Graduation

  • District: Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)

  • Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) OnlineHS WASL prep courses w/ COE

  • Washington state students may enroll full-time for free.

  • Courses are available 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer.

  • Content is rich, rigorous and engaging.

  • All courses are taught by WA State certified, Highly Qualified and experienced online instructors.

  • Contact info:E-mail: OnlineHS@EverettSD.orgFAX: 425-385-5102

How are we doing
How are we doing? online learning programs.

Online learning is not for everybody

A l e students don t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on time graduation

Are you ready for online learning programs.


Requirements online learning programs.

Personal requirements
Personal Requirements online learning programs.

  • Self-Motivated

  • Organized

  • Task Oriented

  • Good Communicator.

Technical requirements
Technical Requirements online learning programs.

  • Computer w/Color Monitor, 40 MB HD, 64 MB RAM, & CD-ROM

    • PC with Pentium processor & Windows 98 or newer

    • Macintosh with PowerPC processor and System X

  • Internet connection

    • 56K modem (minimum)

    • DSL, cable, etc = better “experience”

  • Web Browser

    • Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 or later version

    • Netscape (Navigator) 6.1 or later version

    • Others (Firefox, Opera, Lynx, etc)- not supported

Required skills
Required Skills online learning programs.

  • Comfortable & competent using a computer.

  • Able to use productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheets, etc)

  • Experienced Internet user. Can navigate comfortably and search the Internet successfully.

  • Responsible communicator.

A l e students don t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on time graduation

ACCESS online learning programs.

How where when
How? Where? When? online learning programs.

  • ANY online computer in the world

  • NO special software required needed to access*

  • Accessible through most every web browser.

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Students must have an Internet connected computer at home.

Above: an Internet Café in Mexico

A l e students don t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on time graduation

http://www.OnlineHS.net online learning programs.








Important course toolbar
Important Course Toolbar buttons

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS: check for class, scheduling information

  • GO TO CLASS: THIS is your course. This is the content and material.


  • ASSIGNMENTS: This is where you DO your class work.

  • Course Info.: course overview & outline, policies & procedures

  • COMMUNICATION: Links to announcements, email, & discussion boards

  • DISCUSSION BOARD: Social Area for online learning. Asynchronous Discussion

  • TOOLS (6) : View Grade book


Go to class
GO To Class buttons

Go to class1

1. Click button: “Go To Class” buttons

  • 2. Displayed in Units

    • Click the Hyperlink to open each Unit

    • Do each Unit in order

Go To Class 

Course assignments1

Assignment Sheet buttons


First Assignment

Icon=FOLDERFolders contain itemsSee list below link

Click to open

Course Assignments

Course assignment
Course Assignment buttons

  • Inside the assignment area:

  • This is where you “turn-in” an assignment

  • 1. Work OFF-line first: A. Compose your work in WORD or a word processor. B. Save it on YOUR home computer C. Copy it.

  • Copy your work into the online box/field.

  • Click “submit” to send to your teacher.

These items are graded by hand, by your instructor.You can expect that they will be corrected, scored, graded and recorded in your Grade Book within 3 school days.

Our teachers

OnlineHS is buttonsNOT “Computer aided instruction”.

All teachers are:

WA Certificated Everett Public Schools Staff

Highly Qualified Subject area experts

Trained specifically in online learning

Interact with them.

Our Teachers

Attributes of an online teacher
Attributes of an Online Teacher buttons

  • Subject matter expert

  • Interested in student success in an alternative method

  • Excellent communicator

  • Able to build rapport & connect with individuals

  • Comfortable using technology

  • Responds to email w/in 24 hours

  • Posts announcements weekly

  • Corrects/Scores & enters grades for on-time assignments within 3 school days

  • Maintains an active presence in the Discussion areas


Communication buttons


  • An Online class means online tools

  • That tool is “messaging” or email

  • NOT phone*

  • NOT drop-in*

Internal email messaging
Internal Email: “Messaging” buttons

Everett hosted courses only at this time

What to expect with online learning
WHAT TO EXPECT with buttonsOnline Learning

What to expect what will students do
What to Expect: buttonsWhat will students do?

  • Log-in to site daily: http://www.OnlineHS.net

  • Check announcements & messages.

  • Access current unit.

    • Instructional sound lessons:

      • Instruction, practice, evaluate

  • Complete assignments.

  • Communicate with your teacher using messages or email

What to expect work
What to Expect: buttonsWork

  • Some classes require a lot of reading and writing.

    • Before starting, see what needs to be done and plan accordingly.

  • Online Learning EXPECTS and REQUIRES students to work independently.

What to expect grades credits
What to Expect: buttonsGrades & Credits

  • Standards, resubmission, retakes

  • When successfully completed, students will earn 0.5 credit for each course completed.

  • Transcript will reflect regular Everett School District course code corresponding to course.

Local curriculum for success
Local Curriculum for Success buttons

  • Built on important skills as measured by WASL

  • Reading strands & targets

  • Mathematics strands & targets

  • Expository & Persuasive writing

  • Classroom based assessments

    • Formative

    • Summative

  • Highest quality alignment with state standards

Be realistic

  • Does the family have time for the STUDENT to dedicate to online learning?

  • Can the home computer be tied-up by the STUDENT?

  • Is the STUDENT committed to working diligently every day.

  • Can the STUDENT meet the demands of a 90 hour course in 45 days?

Is online learning for you

A l e students don t have to be 21 to utilize online learning tools for on time graduation

Off We Go! buttons

Demo disk
Demo Disk buttons

  • Course sampling demonstration

Thank you

Thank you! buttons