Virtual & Blended
Creating Personalized Learning Opportunities
WHAT IS VIRTUAL/BLENDED LEARNING?
Personalized Learning utilizing a virtual or blended model is an opportunity for students to customize their own schedules. In addition to taking courses virtually with Bristow Inspire Academy, students may also take competitive elective courses at BHS such as athletics, AG, Choir, Band, and others competitive options. Students may also receive some of their credit requirements at Central Tech or through university concurrent enrollment. A student may complete a course as quickly as they demonstrate mastery, with the capacity to begin taking a new course immediately thereafter and accelerate their education if they choose to do so. This approach allows students the capacity to focus more deeply on fewer subjects at a time if they choose, thus increasing their motivation and sense of accomplishment.
WHAT DOES VIRTUAL/BLENDED LEARNING PROVIDE STUDENTS?
*Personalized learning is offered utilizing online curriculum and enables students to customize their own schedules and work at their own pace.
*This flexibility provides students the opportunity to progress more quickly when they know the subject content, and it enables them to spend additional time on subjects that are more difficult for them.
*This concept requires mastery of skills to progress; the student cannot fail, but difficult courses could take more time to complete.
*It allows for additional flexibility in their daily schedule, enables students to accelerate and enhances additional educational opportunities.
*Personalized learning gives the student control over their learning process and provides them with the opportunity to take ownership of their education. Students learn the importance of time management skills, monitoring their credits earned, and they gain a better understanding of their transcript.
WHAT DOES VIRTUAL/BLENDED LEARNING LOOK LIKE AT INSPIRE ACADEMY?
*Courses will be offered utilizing our online curriculum, Edmentum, with a certified teacher providing the main oversite and an additional English, Math, and Science teacher assigned on rotation throughout the day to provide in person tutoring or assistance via phone call or zoom.
*Students are required to remain on pace with coursework at all times. If a student gets behind they will be required to attend in person the following week. Mandatory in person learning to catch up will be held in the College and Career Building on the high school campus. Students will attend from 8:00 am until 3:10 pm. Students may also voluntarily come to receive tutoring or help at the College and Career Building on a come and go basis during these hours as well.
*With this model, students are empowered. They gain control over their time and education. This model not only prepares students for post-secondary education and career opportunities, but it provides them the flexibility to accelerate and pursue a college degree by taking advantage of concurrent classes while in high school.