Pike County Schools

Virtual High School

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Enrollment for the Pike County Virtual Academy will remain open during the summer. If you applied by May 31st, you should have received an email notification of the status of your application. New applicants will be notified before the first week of August so that you will be able to attend mandatory orientation sessions.

You can access the application here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13yYVUptMO1ac-lFE8t9iv9uaMHu2yC6SpqYnHU-gG-o/edit

It is important to provide a phone number where you can be reached. If accepted, you are required to attend a MANDATORY orientation at your high school to complete additional paperwork. These dates are:

  • Belfry High School on Tuesday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m.

  • Pike Central High School on Tuesday, August 2nd at 11:30 a.m.

  • Shelby Valley High School on Tuesday, August 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

  • Phelps High School on Wednesday, August 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

  • East Ridge High School on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bentley via email at elizabeth.bentley@pike.kyschools.us.


The Pike County School System believes that in-person instruction is always the best option. However, due to the pandemic, we are offering a virtual option. The Pike County Virtual Academy High School Academy is an online learning option for those students in grades 9-12 who wish to continue their education full-time through an online learning environment. This academy will provide an option for those students who seek a virtual environment rather than in-person instruction.

The Pike County Virtual High School Academy will provide access to course content and interaction using the APEX software. The academy will provide a learning model that reflects the District’s commitment to providing students with high-quality instructional experiences through an online platform that meets the needs of students and their families during these uncertain times.

Students enrolled in the Pike County Virtual High School Academy may participate in extra-curricular activities and programs offered by their home school.

ABOUT THE PIKE COUNTY VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL

It takes a lot of self-motivation for students to direct their learning in a virtual environment. You will be using robust online texts and curricula, partnered with instruction from APEX. Utilizing the virtual academy we can continue to serve our families during the COVID pandemic.

Parent Expectations

Student success in the Pike County Virtual High School Academy is dependent on both the student's and parent’s investment in this innovative learning environment. Parents who elect to have their child participate in the model agree to monitor academic progress and coursework. Parent responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Families are expected to provide reliable internet and technology devices to support online learning for the student(s).

  • Attend an orientation to be informed about the Pike County Virtual High School Academy.

  • Monitor student progress and contact the facilitators with any concerns.

  • Ensure the student keeps pace within his/her courses and completes all assignments daily.

  • Ensure student’s daily participation in classes and adherence to the daily class schedule.

  • Ensure students participate in scheduled instructional activities.

  • Make arrangements for students to attend mandated assessment sessions on-campus throughout the school year. This includes state and district testing sessions.

  • Make arrangements for students to attend mandated intervention sessions throughout the school year as needed based on course progress.

Student Expectations

Student success in the Pike County Virtual Academy 9-12 is dependent on both the student's and parent’s investment in this innovative learning environment. Student responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy while participating in virtual school.

  • Be available, as directed by the facilitators, on school days, to participate in online learning activities.

  • Attend meetings at school, if required (by appointment, adhering to social distancing guidelines).

  • Seek help from the facilitator, as needed.

  • Complete and submit all coursework on time.

  • Communicate in a respectful manner.

  • Ensure you have access to online courses during school hours and can complete assignments after school hours.

  • Acknowledge the school district has access to your schoolwork and comments posted within the online courses.


Curriculum Overview

Learning will occur through a blended model of virtual curriculum and virtual connections. Students will complete age-appropriate, engaging lessons through Apex Learning. Our Pike County facilitators can easily monitor student progress and performance with usage statistics, grading and feedback tools, curriculum maps, and communication tools.

By offering this curriculum, we will prioritize giving our learners a well-rounded, high-quality education, along with more ownership over their learning, which is one of the first steps in developing a lifelong desire to learn.