Virtual Choice Program High School Expectations
Students that are accepted to the Virtual Choice Program can expect to receive direct instruction provided virtually by YSD1 certified teachers dedicated to online teaching and learning. Students will participate and engage in virtual meetings, collaborative discussions, and tasks that include digital and interactive resources. Instruction will be delivered using the district’s Canvas Learning Management System with links to district supported digital learning tools. Teachers will provide direct instruction that includes face-to-face synchronous live sessions through Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams based on a daily schedule. Attendance will be taken daily and by instructional block. Students must meet state attendance guidelines and attend daily virtual live sessions. Students that fail to attend daily virtual classes or submit work on time may be considered truant and will receive attendance intervention plans just as students attending face-to-face classes. Student progress and attendance will be monitored routinely. Students in danger of not meeting attendance requirements and/or not making adequate progress in the grade/course may be exited from the Virtual Choice Program. Assignments will be expected to be submitted daily and weekly. Office hours, virtual small group, and one-on-one instruction will be available and assigned as needed with the student. A select number of high school courses will be available in the Virtual Choice Program and are dependent upon student requests. Please see below for a list of High School Course Offerings contingent upon student requests.
What to Expect – High School Grades 9 - 12
- Students will be assigned to a YSD1 certified teachers of the appropriate course. All course offerings are dependent upon teacher availability and number of student requests.
- Students will be assigned a digital device. However, students must have reliable access to the internet.
- Students must meet state attendance guidelines and attend daily virtual live sessions. Attendance will be taken daily and within each course. Students that fail to attend daily virtual classes or submit work on time may be considered truant and will receive attendance intervention plans just as students attending face-to-face classes.
- All students will be required to attend the school site to complete State and district required assessments. This may include Reading and Math inventories, WIN, ACT/SAT, and End of Course exams as well as other assessments offered by the College Board or mandated by the SC Department of Education and York School District.
- Instruction will follow the YSD1 District Curriculum Maps for pacing and sequencing of teaching and learning of the State Standards for each respective content area.
- Instruction, learning experiences, and materials will be delivered using the district’s Canvas Learning Management System with links to other district supported digital learning platforms and tools.
- Teachers will provide direct instruction that includes face-to-face synchronous live sessions through Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams on a daily schedule.
- Additional scheduled instructional whole group, small group, or one-on-one sessions will be available and assigned as needed.
- Students and parents/families will be required to attend on-site orientations and student progress meetings throughout the school year. Teachers will be available for additional student and/or parent conferencing.
- Assignments and tasks are not self-paced, rather deadline driven with distinct due dates each week.
High School Enrollment Guidelines
The school counselor will review the student’s course selections and identify the course(s) for which a student may receive credit based on a review of the student’s high school course transcript. The school counselor will meet with the student and parents/guardians to determine courses that the student may take in the Virtual Choice Program to meet graduation requirements. Students, parents/guardians, school administration, school counselors, and the athletic director are advised to consult with NCAA guidelines and course approval regarding eligibility for student athletes.