TK-5 Virtual

TK-5 Virtual 

TK-5 Virtual Program

The JCS-LIVE TK-5 virtual program provides a combination of parent-supported home study with the guidance and instruction of a certificated virtual classroom teacher.  Students in this program will receive all of their curriculum, and will be enrolled in weekly virtual classes.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in monthly field trips and additional extra-curricular activities.

Each student will receive a Chromebook or similar device and supplemental materials upon enrollment.  The teacher will discuss all options available regarding curriculum upon enrollment.  All materials are included, and many options are available.  Our goal is to personalize each student’s educational plan.

TK / Kindergarten

  • Core ELA & math curriculum online through Edgenuity and teacher created classes with weekly virtual support 
  • Science – kits and exploratory classes (Discovery Education online is one option)
  • Social Studies – project based (Discovery Education online is one option)
  • VAPA – project based  (several options including: Arts Attack including supplies; baking, music)

Webinar with Director Lori Cummings

Our Curriculum Explained

First Grade

  • Core ELA & math curriculum online through Edgenuity and teacher created classes with weekly virtual support 
  • Science – kits and exploratory classes (Discovery Education online is one option)
  • Social Studies – project based (Discovery Education online is one option)
  • VAPA – project based (several options including: Arts Attack including supplies; baking, music)
  • Physical Education – lessons given

Second through Fifth Grades

  • Core classes online through Edgenuity and teacher created classes with weekly virtual instruction
  • Labs and projects to supplement learning (plus Discovery Education online)
  • VAPA – project based (several options including: Arts Attack including supplies; baking, music)
  • Physical Education – lessons given (fifth graders participate in PFT)

Students do not receive a specific amount of EUs (educational units); however, if a student requires supplemental activities or materials that are educational in nature and needed to support learning, these will be provided.  Mentor teachers will work with each family to determine which items are needed.

Enrichment activities are provided at no cost to the student.  These include field trips, events on campus, park days, and more.  Parents and siblings not enrolled in JCS-LIVE will have a small fee to attend field trips (normally a discounted price for admission).

Upon enrollment, families will meet virtually with an orientation specialist who will set up the student’s plan for the semester.  A Master Agreement will be signed and the student’s materials will be ordered.

Students enrolled in JCS-LIVE K-5 will complete their daily assignments online with the help of a parent or guardian, and meet every other week with their mentor in a virtual environment (on Fridays or after classes during the week).   Tutoring will be available for students who need extra support.

It is expected that students spend approximately 30-40 minutes per day on each subject, including Physical Education every day of the school week; however, the schedule is flexible and can be at the best time of day for the student and parent.  Students can also work ahead on a weekend.  Parents are expected to guide their students and support them in their daily studies and assignments. All changes to assignments / lessons must be discussed in advance with the mentor teacher.

Students are enrolled in their grade level based on the previous school enrollment or birth date if in Kindergarten.  Retention and acceleration are rarely considered, but can be discussed with the mentor teacher.

Students in JCS-LIVE participate in state testing each spring.  Fifth grade students participate in physical fitness testing in the winter.  These tests must be completed in person at a JCS facility.

Students in grades 3-5 take SBAC testing in person once per year, typically in April.

Additional testing will be done by the mentor teacher either at a designated time online, or during the student’s every other week mentor meeting. 

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. 

K - 3 Sample Schedule - 2 days per week

Please note this is ONLY a sample and actual schedules may vary and certain grade levels may be combined

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
K-2 Grade 9:00 to 9:30 VAPA (1)
K-2 Grade 9:00 to 9:30 VAPA (2)
K-2 Grade 9:00 to 9:30 VAPA (1)
K-2 Grade 9:00 to 9:30 VAPA (2)
K Grade 9:45 to 10:15 ELA Workshop
1 Grades 9:45 to 10:15 ELA Workshop
K Grade 9:45 to 10:15 ELA Workshop
1 Grades 9:45 to 10:15 ELA Workshop
K Grade 11:00 to 11:30 Math
1 Grades 11:00 to 11:30 Math
K Grade 11:00 to 11:30 Math
1 Grades 11:00 to 11:30 Math
K Grade 11:45 to 12:30 Science
1 Grades 12:00 to 12:30 Science
K Grade 12:00 to 12:30 Social Studies
1 Grades 12:00 to 12:30 Social Studies
K-3 PE Option
K-3 PE Option
K-3 PE Option
K-3 PE Option
2 Grade 12:30 – 1:00 Math Workshop
3 Grade 12:30 – 1:00 Math Workshop
2 Grade 12:30 – 1:00 Math Workshop
3 Grade 12:30 – 1:00 Math Workshop
2 Grade 1:15 – 1:45 ELA Workshop
3 Grade 1:15 – 1:45 ELA Workshop
2 Grade 1:15 – 1:45 ELA Workshop
3 Grade 1:15 – 1:45 ELA Workshop
2 Grade 2:00 – 2:30 Science
3 Grade 2:00 – 2:30 Science
2 Grade 2:00 – 2:30 Social Studies
3 Grade 2:00 – 2:30 Social Studies

Friday: Personalized learning mentor check in day and additional tutoring day OR field trip/ in person event (check calendar). Mentor meetings will be held bi-weekly at a scheduled time (online).

Grades 4 - 5 Sample Schedule - 2 days per week

Please note this is ONLY a sample and actual schedules may vary and certain grade levels may be combined

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
3-5 Grades 9:00 to 10:00 VAPA 1
3-5 Grades 9:00 to 10:00 VAPA 2
3-5 Grades 9:00 to 10:00 VAPA 1
3-5 Grades 9:00 to 10:00 VAPA 2
4 Grade 10:30 – 11:15 ELA Workshop
5 Grade 10:30 – 11:15 ELA Workshop
4 Grade 10:30 – 11:15 ELA Workshop
5 Grade 10:30 – 11:15 ELA Workshop
4 Grade 11:30 – 12:15 Math
5 Grade 11:30 – 12:15 Math
4 Grade 11:30 – 12:15 Math
5 Grade 11:30 – 12:15 Math
4 Grade 1:00 – 2:15 Science
5 Grade 1:00 – 2:15 Science
4 Grade 1:00 – 2:15 Social Studies
5 Grade 1:00 – 2:15 Social Studies
4-5 PE option
4-5 PE option
4-5 PE option
4-5 PE option

Friday: Personalized learning mentor check in day and additional tutoring day OR field trip/ in person event (check calendar). Mentor meetings will be held bi-weekly at a scheduled time (online).