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How Online Learning Works at Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida

Personalized Online Learning

As a parent or legal guardian, we understand that you want the best for your student’s education. At Virtual Preparatory Academy, we inspire minds, engage students, and offer a personalized and flexible learning experience! Our faculty is committed to helping our students start strong and flourish throughout their academic journey. Adapting to online schooling takes time and you may face challenges, but we are here to help you and your student during this transition.

The Learning Team for Student Success

  • Student
  • Parent/Guardian/Learning Coach
  • Content or Elementary Teacher
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Principal
  • Head of School
  • Educational Specialist (if applicable)

Getting Started

You and your student will have an opportunity to participate in orientation activities to best prepare for the start of school. During orientation Success Coaches will guide students through a series of walkthroughs and overviews to get acquainted with the educational tools they will be using everyday including the student dashboard, course access, calendars, email, and how to turn in assignments. There are live sessions for interactive discussion as well as ‘orientation courses’ to help set your student up for success.

A Typical School Day

It’s a Wednesday morning at 8:30am and John, a 3rd grade student, sits down at the workspace tucked into a corner of his family’s living room with his mother who serves as his learning coach.  John logs onto his school provided computer and is immediately viewing his course dashboard. He reviews the To Do list for the day, as well as the live conference class sessions scheduled for each course. His mom helps him plan for what tasks to tackle first and she heads to the other room to make a work call.

John begins his day by logging into a live Homeroom session led by his teacher. His Success Coach and his Guidance Counselor often join his homeroom sessions to do activities. The last time his Success Coach joined they did a lesson on identifying your interests and passions. On days when John’s teacher runs homeroom, she often uses the time to review the plan for the day/week, and to practice some basic schools, or complete a community building activity.

 

After Homeroom John gets started on an independent English Language Arts Activity in his ELA course. He clicks on his ELA course card and starts working on the modules for the day.  John reads a short story, clicking on hyperlinked vocabulary words to hear definitions and pronunciation as he reads. He does some work on spelling and vocabulary words for the week, including a vocabulary quiz. Today, John also has a Short Cycle Assessment to complete in ELA. This is a brief test covering 1-2 specific standards and provides his teacher with standards level mastery data. These assessments are repeated. The teacher uses that data to inform small group live sessions.

After ELA wraps up John takes a quick snack break. When he returns to his computer John opens his Art Course Card and completes today’s activity, a lesson on symmetry in nature. John will make a symmetrical face mask after learning about the symmetry in the human body.

 

 

 

With ELA and Art complete John takes a break for lunch. After lunch John and his mom go outside to play some basketball for 20 minutes. When John comes in his mom reminds him to open his PE course card and enter that time in his Offline Tracker so his teacher can review and approve.

Now it’s time for Math. John clicks on his math course card, clicks on the Conferences tab, and clicks on the link to his session. He is soon in the web conference room with his classmates and his teacher.  Today they will be working on division.

 

*Schedules will vary by student and teacher.

The Learning management System

Accel Management Platform for Education.

Our user-friendly online school environment lets students experience education in a way that is meaningful, interactive, and fun. The comprehensive platform provides students access to an easy-to-follow course structure, teacher support, interactive online activities, and an individualized learning experience that meets their unique needs and learning style.

Students and parents have 24/7 access to engaging course content, resource videos for support, and announcements and other planning tools. Parents always have real-time access to the student dashboard to monitor progress and grades.

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