The ESC of the Western Reserve has teamed with local school districts to provide the Online Learning Academy, an alternative on-line program. Students can gain new credits, recoup lost credits and get help from experienced teachers.
The ESCWR offers Two Program Options for districts to choose from.
I. Self-Paced Option--Monitoring and Tutoring Support
Self Paced Calendar 2022-2023
Students will work independently in courses available 24/7.
ESCWR staff provides enrollment, progress tracking, academic support, grading of student submissions, feedback, and virtual tutoring by appointment via Zoom or in person at a designated location.
ESCWR staff will communicate with students and their families with district support.
Enrichment and Honors for advanced students are offered.
Flexibility to support Career Technical and College Credit Plus students.
Original Credit and Credit Recovery students will have an entire semester to complete course work. Clear pacing and monitoring guidelines will be established to keep students on track and ensure course completion. The ESCWR staff will be flexible with students who are in a time-crunch and need a district-required course for graduation. Districts will not be charged additionally when this occurs. The deadlines for Semester enrollments are October 26, 2022, and March 15, 2023, respectively. See Self Paced Calendar 2022-2023.
II. Virtual Learning Alternative--Assigned Teacher with Daily Interaction
ESCWROLA Calendar 2022-2023
The Virtual Learning Alternative program is designed as a collaborative with districts and is outlined below in detail.
District appointed personnel will need to attend a monthly collaborative meeting with the ESCWR in order to ensure consistency and continuity of policies and procedures to support quality of services to families and guarantee all guidance components are met. We are requiring a District administrator and district guidance staff.
For any courses requested outside the planned course offerings, students/districts may opt to take courses from the self-paced catalog. Example: An Honors student needs a few SchoolsPLP self-paced courses.
Virtual Learning Alternative--Assigned Teacher w/Daily Interaction Program Overview
For the 2022-2023 school year, the program will serve students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Districts will be responsible for creating and collecting documentation to determine eligible enrollment.
The program is a comprehensive, 5 days a week online instructional program.
Students will be required to engage in the program via a suitable device with internet access synchronously and asynchronously, 5 days a week to fully participate in the online learning academy and must follow the home school district acceptable use policy.
Students under 12 years of age are required to be supervised by an adult during school hours to participate in the program.
Computers/devices will need to be provided by the home district/school (iPads are not recommended).
Enrollment is intended to be a full-year commitment for the 2022-2023 school year. However, students may apply to transfer back to their assigned school during designated semester transfer windows. Transfers are contingent upon space, staffing, and program eligibility.
Secondary Grades (6-12): We recommend students commit for an entire semester. Transfer windows are at the end of each semester.
Elementary Grades (K-5): Students must commit for the full year.
If districts have families that want to transfer out by district trimesters or semesters, districts are responsible for the full year commitment price; however, districts can cycle students into/out of the paid-for slot at their discretion. The ESCWR will work with you.
Please complete ESCWROLA 22-23 Participation Survey if you are committing to bringing students for the 2022-2023 school year.
Upon District commitment, you will receive a copy of the Instructional Program Model and Overview, District Application, and Admissions Procedures.