Remote Online Learning

Remote Online Learning

This model is open for elementary and middle school students and is designed for families who would like to maintain their connection to school based teachers and classes, but don’t yet feel comfortable sending their student(s) back to school in August. Students will attend school remotely, following a standard schedule.

Based on feedback after our distance learning experience during the mandated school closure, this instructional model will incorporate many of the features that parents and students valued, such as regular virtual real-time interaction with teachers each day for every class. Parents can rely on teachers to facilitate and guide student learning.

Students will have scheduled times, synchronous class meetings, and digital resources and assignments that can be completed at home or at school, if circumstances change during the year. This learning model provides families the flexibility to choose an instructional model to meet their needs during these uncertain times, and reflects our District’s commitment to providing a high-quality instructional experience, no matter what the setting.

What to expect from Remote Online Learning

  • Students are at home learning
  • Chromebooks and technology support will be provided by the school district
  • Instruction is provided remotely and students will have access to their teachers during the regular school day hours
  • Elementary students can expect daily lessons with face to face connections
  • Middle school students can expect daily face to face connections for every period
  • Attendance will be taken daily in each course

Summary: In this model, students receive virtual instruction from a school-based Highlands County teacher during daily scheduled times. This model closely resembles a regular school day with class periods beginning and ending at designated times. We will provide Chromebooks to all students participating in this model (with a $10 usage/insurance fee) and ongoing technical support as we did during the school closure this spring. While many courses will be available through Remote Online Learning, some courses will only be offered through the traditional face-to-face option.