9-12 Virtual High School
9-12 Virtual High School
Our 9-12 Virtual High School has three tracks – college preparation, vocational / community college, and basic (primarily for credit recovery students who are not university bound). All three programs lead to a high school diploma. We offer various options for course completion – one is a 6-week class where students take one or two classes at a time, and the other is a traditional 18-week semester. We will customize the schedule based on what student indicate is their preferred method of learning. Students all have daily lessons to complete and are expected to complete a minimum of four hours of schoolwork each day (this will be more for university-bound students taking AP or dual-enrollment courses).
Students work on the curricula provided through Odysseyware, Edgenuity, and JCS-LIVE teacher-written courses. During the 2021-2022 school year, JCS-LIVE is offering two high school CTE pathways — business and information technology. If a student wants to take a different pathway, we will work with our families to design a different path. Students immerse themselves in elective courses that interest them and participate in hands-on, interactive LIVE classes to encourage their curiosity and a genuine love for learning.
Path 1: intended for students who prefer to work independently online. The parent provides support and guidance when needed. Students in Path 1 have the option to attend any LIVE class, club, or activity that they choose; however, attendance is optional. Students in Path 1 tend to be college-bound students who take advanced classes to prepare for the rigors of college and beyond. Students complete most of their coursework through Edgenuity and complete projects relating to personal interests and goals. Students meet with a mentor teacher at least once every two weeks to review assignments and progress.
Path 2: intended for students who need more support and guidance from credentialed, subject area teachers. Students in this path attend required LIVE classes on most days and have content delivered both online and through multiple options to help the student succeed. Parents ensure that the student is attending class and completing work each day. Students are assigned both a high school advisor and a mentor teacher to assist them. Students are assigned curriculum through a variety of resources depending on their learning style and plan.
A discussion will be held for students who are unable to complete 80% of their work each week to determine if independent study is an appropriate placement for the child and family.