NSSD Options Academy operates as an optional online school program governed by the North Santiam School District guidelines and policies.
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To best prepare for the start of the school year, registration requests will now only be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please complete the REGISTRATION REQUEST FORM and you will be contacted by NSSD administration to review your request.
The North Santiam School District has founded a new, fully on-line K-12 option to serve our families who wish to have their children learn from home rather than attending one of our brick-and-mortar schools. Students who enroll in this program will be engaged in distance learning for the entire school year, with the instruction happening virtually. This flexibility will allow students to work in a setting that can best meet their needs however, it is important that each student has a designated parent or family member as their “Learning Coach” to support them, especially at the K-5th grade level. it is also important to note that delivery of instruction depends largely on a student’s ability to read (or listen to) text passages and respond accordingly. If reading comprehension is not a strong skill for your student, Options Academy may not be the best choice for them.
The program requires internet access and a Disrict-owned chromebook will be provided during the school year. Students who enroll in NSSD Options Adacemy will be able to participate in activities like sports, band or choir at NSSD schools (once they are available and if class size restrictions are not exceeded) at no cost. Once classes have begun, students may be able to switch from "in-person" classroom attendance to Options Academy one time per school year, depending on space availability at their grade level. Transfers from Options Academy to in-person schooling will only be allowed at the semester break (end of each January).
Curriculum for at home learning is provided by Fuel Education and is customizable to each student's level. For grades K-5, NSSD staff will be the “teacher of record” who will directly oversee student progress and be available daily to answer questions and provide support. While subject content is delivered via Fuel Ed modules, NSSD teachers will make virtual, in-person sessions available twice per week, per subject. For grades 6-12, the teacher oversight will be collaborative between Fuel Ed and NSSD teachers. Fuel Ed teachers will be the “teacher of record” but NSSD teachers will also be available during one class period each day Mon-Thurs to answer questions and provide content support. They will not directly deliver content in each subject as this is provided in the Fuel Ed models online.
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