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  1. Creating Options and Opportunities KSU Counselors’ Workshop 2012

  2. GA Virtual Learning • GA Virtual School – GAVS • GA Credit Recovery – GACR • Shared Resources • eSource • Blended Learning • Middle School Remediation

  3. GA Virtual School • SACS & NCAA accredited college prep online courses: 122 course offerings including 22 AP courses, 6 world languages, intro CTAE, business electives, PE, health and core academic courses • Both block and traditional courses are offered: AB = 1 Carnegie unit; A or B = .5 Carnegie unit • Fall, Spring and Summer semesters

  4. GA Virtual School • 18 week, 16 week, 14 week & 12 week schedules for Fall and Spring • 6 week and 5 week schedules for Summer • Course content is available 24/7 • Weekly synchronous learning sessions using Adobe Connect • EOCT’s and AP exams are taken at the local school (public school students) or ETTC (home school students)

  5. GA Virtual School • FTE funding available to Georgia students • Students may take up to six segments per semester using FTE funding • 3 full unit courses, 6 half unit courses or a combination • FTE not available during Summer • Tuition • Student will pay • School will pay • $300 per half unit course • $600 per full unit course

  6. When to use GAVS: • Courses not offered at local school • Course is full at local school • Scheduling conflict due to WBL, band, athletics, or Dual Enrollment • Transfer students • Hospital/Homebound students • Seniors who need 1 or 2 courses to graduate

  7. Successful Online Learners Are: • Self-motivators • Independent learners • Computer literate individuals • Successful time managers • Effective written communicators • Committed workers • Open communicators • Flexible workers

  8. GAVS Data 2010-2011 • All time high enrollment of 4,176 for Fall 2011 • EOCT pass rate for GAVS students is 19% above the state pass rate • 64% of GAVS students who took an AP exam received scores of 3 or better • 91% GAVS completion rate • 89% passing rate

  9. Role of the Local School • Local school provides a GAVS facilitator: approves online applications, monitors progress, retrieve final grades, makes sure credit is awarded • Local policies/procedures re: GAVS • Funding choices – FTE, student pays, and school pays • Refund/Withdrawal Policy

  10. Enrolling Students • Student needs GTID and personal email • Creates an account (Virtual Passport) • Parent creates account • Student applies and is approved or denied • Student is moved to online Student Orientation (within 24 hours) • Upon completion or opting out, student is moved to class (within 24 hours)

  11. GAVS Support Team

  12. Important Dates • Feb. 13th – last day to apply for Spring • Feb. 1st – registration opens for Summer & Fall • June 4th – last day to apply for Summer • Aug. 27th – last day to apply for Fall AP courses • Sep. 10th – last day to apply for Fall

  13. Georgia Credit Recovery • Students receive pre-assessment based on course GPS • Pre-assessment is used to determine mastery of content • Modules are designed to be student centered: students work at their own pace, modules are consistent with student’s learning style • Grades based on unit tests and final/EOCT sarah.newman@doe.k12.ga.us

  14. Shared Resources • Viewable access to full course content for all users of the Georgia Virtual Learning website • Free course content including interactive lessons, videos and links for students, parents and educators • In core subject areas including middle school courses, fully aligned to Georgia Performance Standards • Currently 24 free courses, with more to come • For remediation and acceleration

  15. eSource • Free full course content in many core subject areas including middle school courses, AP and World Language, fully aligned to Georgia Performance Standards • Currently 26 free courses, with more to come • Content is available to Georgia public schools by application only • Downloadable to your school’s Learning Management System or can be loaded onto a server

  16. Blended Learning • Full course content, including assessments aligned to Georgia Performance Standards • Full use of GAVS’ learning management system • Support & training provided to schools/districts • Use of GAVS’ digital course content as primary resource for students • Delivered in a face-to-face environment • School districts must apply

  17. Middle School Remediation • For students in grades 6-8 • Language Arts, Math & Science • Meet standards for year long course in summer • For promotion or remediation • No materials needed beyond online materials • Student or school may pay • $300 per course

  18. Contact Information Meridith Jorgensen: meridith.jorgensen@doe.k12.ga.us Harriet Langford: halangfo@doe.k12.ga.us Georgia Pagel: georgia.pagel@doe.k12.ga.us Nikki Walker: nikki.walker@doe.k12.ga.us

  19. GAVL Websites www.gavirtuallearning.org www.gavirtualschool.org www.gacreditrecovery.com