Frequently Asked Virtual School Questions

Admissions & Enrollment

  • Are there any student eligibility requirements to enroll?

  • How do I enroll my student(s)?

  • I completed the intent to enroll form. Do I still need to go through the enrollment process?

  • Do I need to enroll each student separately?

  • When is the deadline to enroll for 2022-2023?

  • How many students can attend the virtual school? Is there a limit for each grade level?

  • If more than 600 students enroll, how will you decide who can attend?

  • If less than 600 students enroll, will the school still open as planned for 2022-2023?

  • Will students have to enroll each school year or is it a one-time process?

  • Can students return to their boundary school if the virtual school is not a good fit for their needs?

Course & Program Offerings

  • What courses will be offered?

  • Will all classes be virtual? Will some require in-person attendance?

  • Will Dual Language be offered at the virtual school?

  • Will Highly Capable (HiCap) services be offered? What about students leaving an Odyssey program?

  • Will students be able to take courses above their grade level?

  • Will Advanced Placement (AP) courses be offered?

  • Will Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses be offered?

  • Will College in the High School (CHS) courses be offered?

  • Will electives be offered?

  • Will music courses be offered?

  • Will physical education (PE) courses be offered?

  • Will world language courses be offered?

  • Will courses require a minimum class size to remain available?

Credit Attainment & Recovery

  • How many credits will students earn toward graduation each year?

  • Can students receive partial credit?

  • Will the virtual school offer credit recovery?

Cross Enrollment

  • Can students take classes at the virtual school and their boundary school at the same time?

  • Can virtual school students participate in Running Start?

  • How will cross-enrolled students be transported between their boundary school and the virtual school?

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Will this be like the remote and/or hybrid learning models used during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Will students receive regular live (synchronous) instruction?

  • Will there be a standard expectation for teacher availability?

  • Will all classes be taught by KSD teachers?

  • Will there be classes with blended grade levels?

  • How many students will be in each class?

  • What curriculum will be used?

Graduation

  • What school will students graduate from?

  • Will cross-enrolled students be able to participate two different graduation ceremonies?

Schedule

  • Will the school follow the same student calendar as the rest of the district?

  • How many nine-week cycles will there be in one school year?

  • Will students go to school over the summer?

  • How many classes can students take at one time?

  • Can students complete classes in less than nine weeks?

  • Will the school follow a bell schedule?

  • How will the school day be structured?

  • Will classes meet virtually at set times?

School Operations

  • Will the virtual school be accredited?

  • Will the school have a physical location? Where?

School Planning & Design

  • Is the virtual school a long-term investment for the Kent School District?

  • Why is it only opening for grades 6-12 in the 2022-2023 school year?

  • Is there a plan to expand to grades K-5 in the future?

  • How does this school compare to iGrad and Kent Laboratory Academy?

  • What student(s) will be most successful in this new school?

Student Experience

  • Will students have in-person opportunities to interact with peers and school staff?

  • Can students participate sports, clubs, or other extracurricular activities?

  • Will the virtual school host dances or similar traditional in-person events?

  • Will there be field trips?

Student Services & Supports

  • Will students receive meals? What if they are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch?

  • Will students have access to counseling services?

  • Will students have access to Inclusive Education (IE) and English Language Learner (ELL) services?

Technology

  • Will students receive laptops/devices?

  • Will students receive hotspots or free internet access?

  • Will students receive headphones or other equipment?

  • Will technical support be available?

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Last Modified on June 17, 2022