COOL School parent information night June 16
The Rescue COOL School Virtual Academy will be hosting a parent information night on Monday, June 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.
The COOL School is a tuition free, public, independent study educational alternative offered through the Rescue Union School District for students in grades three through eight. In this blended learning program, students complete their coursework at home and also have access to small group enrichment in the COOL School Learning Center.
Who can benefit from independent study?
• Families desiring home school options with flexible schedules
• Students who would benefit from an alternative to the traditional classroom
• Students who wish to work at their own pace
• Students who need an individualized approach to fill in gaps in their learning.
Benefits to students include:
• Free, alternative public education for home-schooled students
• Personalized learning plans using rigorous, engaging, media-rich curriculum designed to engage students at his or her academic level
• A one-on-one relationship with a highly qualified certificated teacher who monitors student progress
• Coursework aligned to the California State Standards and delivered online, in partnership with OdysseyWare, a national learning management system (LMS)
• Able to participate in all district programs and resources such as band, physical education, visual and performing arts, extra-curricular programs, libraries and counselors
• Frequent opportunities for social connections through field trips and the blended learning model.
Students participating in the COOL School can choose from two different options:
1. Blended Online Learning Program: A blended face-to-face and interactive online program where students complete their core curriculum online at home and attend classes in a small school setting two days a week for 2 to 2 ½ hours per day under the supervision of a highly qualified, certificated teacher. Classroom instruction focuses on hands-on science activities, writing, literature, test taking skills, project-based learning, robotics and individual areas of student need.
2. Independent Online Learning Program: Students choosing this option will complete their coursework online at home. A credentialed teacher will continually monitor student progress and individualize their learning plan accordingly. Students and parents will meet with the teacher on a bi-weekly basis to discuss progress and his or her learning goals.
The COOL School independent study alternative requires dedication and commitment by students and parents in order to be successful.
An information night will be held at the COOL School Learning Center located at 2240 Sailsbury Drive in El Dorado Hills on June 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.
To RSVP for the information night e-mail Sheila Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.