Virtual School Model
Designing for Student Experience & Success
A planning team comprised of school and district leaders has reviewed research and engaged with numerous stakeholders to create a model for Kent School District’s (KSD) first virtual school centered around student experience.
At this point, the school model is iterative based on community input and feedback. The design will evolve to reflect the ideas of students, families, staff, labor partners, and the larger KSD community.
A draft school model was first presented to students, families, staff, and community in virtual information sessions held in early March 2022. A recorded version of the presentation is available for on-demand viewing. Watch the presentation to hear what was shared, read answers to frequently asked questions, and contact us to learn more.
Draft Model Presentation
A draft school model was first presented to students, families, staff, and community in virtual information sessions held in early March 2022. A recorded version of the presentation is available for on-demand viewing. Watch the presentation to hear what was shared, read answers to frequently asked questions, and consider joining us for an upcoming drop-in session to learn more.
Draft Model Presentation
A Decidedly Flexible Option
Attend for Grades 6-12
The new school will serve 600 students in grades 6-12 for the 2022-2023 school year. Virtual school enrollment is now open through an online process. Additional grade levels may be added in future years.
Receive Virtual Instruction from KSD Teachers
Students will engage in regular live virtual lessons with their teachers and classmates, watch lesson recordings on-demand, engage with online materials, and complete work independently. The daily schedule is still being designed based on input from students, families, staff, and labor partners.
We are also identifying a physical location that will serve additional needs for student and staff.
Take 1-4 Classes in Each 9-Week Cycle
Students can balance core and elective classes in four nine-week cycles. Students may take as few as one or as many as four classes in each cycle allowing for greater flexibility in scheduling and credit attainment.
By taking four classes in each cycle, students can earn up to eight credits per year towards graduation.
Cross-Enrollment Options & Services Aligned to Student Need
Virtual school students may also attend their boundary school for select classes or services. All students are welcome at the virtual school. If a student is served on an IEP, has a 504 plan, is designated HiCap, or is in need of English Language services, then staffing to serve them will follow their enrollment. Students who require significant services not offered at the virtual school will have decisions made through the IEP process as prescribed in law.
Participate in Sports & Activities
Virtual school students may participate in sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities at their boundary school.