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Online Choice 2021-22

Updated July 28, 2021

The options for an instructional model for students during the 2021-22 School Year will include a five day a week face to face program OR Parkland Online, a full virtual program taught by Parkland teachers, OR participation in Parkland Virtual Academy (PVA) if there is not enough interest to run a Parkland-staffed program.  

What criteria will be used to determine if a student is eligible to participate and stay enrolled in an Online Program?

  • Students must connect at assigned times during the school day.

  • Work must be completed and submitted by the due dates assigned by the teacher.

  • If attendance issues arise, a student may be asked to return to the school in person.

What is different about Online Learning for the 2021-2022 school year?

  • In the event we do not have enough students to run Parkland Online (Parkland teachers teaching Parkland content like we offered last year), we will offer the option for students who wish to learn at home to participate in the Parkland Virtual Academy (PVA).  PVA teachers are supplied by our partner vendor, Edgenuity, and they teach content that meets Pennsylvania academic standards.

  • A responsible adult/"Learning Coach" is necessary for our younger learners in order to keep an organized schedule and ensure students are successful with at home learning. The “Learning Coach” will ensure that the child is completing the work independently in an optimal learning environment away from distractions.

  • If a student is not successful in our online program (attendance, grades, incomplete work), they may be asked to come into the school to complete work and/or return to the school in person for the remainder of the school year.  

Other Considerations

  • A parent’s role in online education is important due to the increased autonomy and self-motivation required to be successful in an online program.  Online learning is more effective when parents take an active role in their children’s education.  

  • Online students will be able to participate in extracurricular activities, as long as the Health and Safety Plans for the District are adhered to. 

Online Learning Readiness Quiz for Students

Online learning can be a great solution for some students; however, online learning courses are not for everyone.  Before making a final decision for an instructional model next year, students should consider these statements.  If a student answers “NO” to a few of these statements, it may be best for the student to choose the in person model for instruction.  

  1. I am able to work independently and I am accountable for my work.  

  2. I am self-motivated; I consider myself to be a self-starter.

  3. I am a good ‘time manager’ with good organizational skills and a strong ability to structure my time effectively.

  4. I am capable of self-discipline.  I persevere through difficult tasks without giving up.

  5. I have good study habits and good reading skills.

  6. I can prepare and study for exams without prodding.

  7. I am comfortable voicing concerns to teachers.  I could easily email a teacher with questions about my class.